Are you suffering from the "white screen of death" problem with your iPad? If yes, then you are in the right place now. This problem can be caused by various reasons. It is quite common for iPad to get stuck at the white screen due to the malfunction of a hardware component, unexpected dropping, modifications to the operating system, or errors of the operating system (even it is iPadOS 14/13, iPad white screen could also happen). You can now solve the issue with the help of the 5 solutions explained below.

iPad white screen

Maybe you are confused with the 5 methods and do not know which one to choose. So we will make a brief introduction of the 5 methods to you. Keep reading.

Success Rate Difficulty Required Time Data Loss What Can Be Fixed
Hard Reset 50% Easy Short No A few software issues
Press 3 Buttons 50% Easy Short No A few software issues
iMyFone Fixppo 100% Easy Short No All system/software issues
Restore in Recovery Mode 80% Complex Long Yes Most software issues
Restore in DFU Mode 80% Complex Long Yes Most software issues

1. Hard Reset Your iPad

Press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button together for at least ten seconds or until you see the Apple logo appear. Your iPad will restart and you can check if it functions normally again.

hard reset iPad

This works for such problems with iPhone as well. There are some differences between different iPadOS devices.

2. Press Three Buttons Together

Try to press the home button, Volume Up button, and power button altogether. Hold them for a few seconds or until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen. When the logo appears, your iPad will reboot automatically and may functions normally then.

Pressing three buttons

3. Use a Tool to Fix iPad White Screen without Data Loss

When the iPad gets stuck on white screen, most of us want to save the data before fixing it. If the above solutions don't fix the problem, you can try a third-party tool iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Fix Tool to get an iPad out of the white screen of death. The software application is efficient in fixing the white screen problem. The following are the primary features that make it unique and outstanding in repairing iOS devices and recognized by the Cult of Mac, and Makeuseof.

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  • You can fix iOS of your iPhone/iPad/ iPod touch without data loss, even for the devices running iPadOS 14/13, iOS 14/13/12;
  • 2 iOS system repair modes are provided: standard repair and advanced mode;
  • It can fix iTunes errors such as error 2, error 3503, iPhone/iPad frozen issues, iPhone/iPad wifi problem, and other iOS problems;
  • It is easy to use even if you are not tech-savvy.

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Step 1. Choose "Standard Mode" Option

Start iMyFone Fixppo software. From the main interface, click "Standard Mode" from the 3 options displayed.

choose Standard Mode

Connect your iPad. Set your device into recovery mode or DFU mode according to the instruction on the screen so that the program can detect the device.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2. Download New Firmware

You have to download the new firmware to fix your iPad. The program will detect the device automatically and allows you to download the latest version suitable for it. All you have to do is press the "Download" button. Wait until the program finishes downloading the firmware.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3. Fix iPad White Screen

iMyFone Fixppo will begin verifying the firmware once you click "Start" to fix. Once the fixing process is complete, your iPad will restart and achieves the state of normalcy.

finished fixing your device

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  • Your iPad white screen problem will be fixed without data loss.
  • If you were using a jailbroken iPad, the process would restore it back to the default operating system.
  • The above tips also apply to the other iOS devices such as iPhone (all models) and iPod touch.

4. Restore iPad Using Recovery Mode (Data Loss)

Restoring the iPad is a normal method to fix iPadOS problems such as the white screen of death. Since your iPad screen goes white and won't be recognized by iTunes as normal, you need to set your iPad in recovery mode and then restore your iPad with iTunes. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Plug your iPad into the computer and start iTunes.

Step 2: Hold the sleep/wake button and home button for approximately ten seconds.

Step 3: Free the sleep/wake button, but continue to hold the home button and don't release when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding it until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

iPad in recovery mode

Step 4: When your iPad gets detected by iTunes, choose Restore iPad. iTunes will try to install the latest iPadOS on your iPad by overwriting all the settings and contents on your iPad.

Step 5: After the Restore completes, set up your iPad. You can also selectively restore a previous backup to your iPad.

restore iPhone with iTunes

5. Put iPad into DFU Mode & Restore via iTunes (Data Loss)

DFU or Device Firmware Update mode is also a method that you can choose to fix the white screen of death issue. This method fixes the iPadOS errors by completely reinstall iPadOS on your iPad, so all the content on your iPad will be erased. Here are the steps on how to perform a DFU restore on an iPad stuck on the white screen of death.

Step 1: Open iTunes. Plug the iPad to your computer.

Step 2: Switch off the iPad by holding the power switch.

Step 3: Press the home button and the power button for ten seconds. If you see the Apple logo, then you need to restart the process again.

Step 4: While holding the home button, let go of the power button. If you see the "Plug into iTunes" message, just restart the process again.

Step 5: If the iPad screen stays black, then the device entered successfully into the DFU mode.

Step 6: iTunes will display a message stating that it detected iPad in recovery mode and you will be able to choose "Restore iPad".

Now you will know all the best 5 methods to fix a white screen on your iPad. Do not hesitate to have a try.

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