Samsung smartphones are very stable and reliable. I’ve been a Samsung user for years and have never experienced any problems or glitches with my devices. Unfortunately, other users haven’t been as lucky. It seems that Samsung phones are particularly prone to the white screen of death issues. Seeing your screen go white all of a sudden can be really frustrating. Let’s explore why that happens and what you can do about it.
Why Does My Phone Screen Turn White When I Turn It On?
There are multiple reasons why your Android phone screen turns white. The screen itself could be faulty, in which case the only solution is to have it replaced. Or maybe other hardware components are damaged. Additionally, corrupted files and overheating issues could also cause white screen issues.
How Do I Fix the White Screen of Death on My Android?
⇒ Important Note: Connect your phone to your computer and check if you can back up important data. Your terminal may be unusable due to the white screen, but your computer might still be able to read and import data.
Force Restart the Device
To force restart your Samsung phone, press and hold the Volume Down key and the Power button at the same time for about seven to ten seconds. If the problem persists after the first restart, repeat the action a few more times, and check the results.
Remove Your SIM and Memory Card
Try removing your SIM and memory card, and check if you notice any improvements. Remove your SIM, take the ejection pin and insert it into the SIM tray hole to loosen the tray. Then, pull the tray from the slot and gently remove the SIM card. Remove your memory card as well if you’re using one. Try to force restart the device without the SIM card.
Remove the Battery
If you own an old Samsung phone, you may be able to remove the battery as well. Remove your case, and check if you can safely remove the phone’s back to take out the battery. New Samsung models usually come with a built-in sealed battery that you can’t remove. But some relatively new Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy XCover Pro, surprisingly come with a removable battery.
Take Your Device to Samsung Care
If your Samsung phone still shows a white screen, chances are the display is faulty. Take your device to Samsung Care or an authorized repair center and check if you need a new display.
If your Android screen turned white all of a sudden and your terminal has become unusable, force restart the device. Additionally, remove your SIM and memory card, and take out the battery. If the device still shows a white screen, take it to an authorized repair shop. Did you manage to solve the problem? Let us know in the comments below.