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.
Note 10 plus – screen perfect. White screen approx. 60% flashed on during multiple phone calls from my Cpap supplier. Tried all of the above without success. White screen has a shade of very light green. Can still access everything behind it as long as I can remember where it is generally located. Are there any other ideas out there as I have too much to loose to reset?
Leon SIEU says
This happens again and again to me and I almost decide to replace the screen with the cost of US$285. Fortunately, Samsung didn’t have stock.
Remove the SIM (two sim) and force restart works fine. Not sure if the problem will come back again.
forced started it and tookout sim and it still has white screen
Ghost Joker says
It worked for me thank you so much, It was showing a whitescreen before but after the force restart, It worked..
Having a problem with the white screen of death and a reboot loop and even when hooking up to a HDMI to my TV I saw it one time the screen of the phone but after that it stays in the boot loop. If there’s any power on the phone at all I have a problem. It doesn’t even stay off it just keeps restarting until the battery dies. I’ve tried almost everything I don’t know what to do next. I’m thinking if there’s a way I could just hook it up to my computer and flash it and if that’s a possibility. I believe I understand that by flashing it I can put all the new system files on there in place of the other. I was able to put it in debugging mode but I didn’t get to the point of being able to have it trust the computer yet before it started this so what do you suggest I do? I don’t think it’s worth the money to take it to Samsung if they charge me a hundred bucks for it it’s not worth that much to me.
Nadra B says
Thanks for the tips, I force restarted my phone and it’s working fine now. Thanks for sharing these with us.
My (Samsung Galaxy S10) phone’s camera had an issue starting up. Camera failed error occurred repeatedly. Tried to fix by Force stop and clear data/cache for Camera app. After few hours suddenly the white screen started appearing. Doesn’t get fix with the tips (pulling the sd listed here. Please help if anyone had the same issue and were able to resolve it. Please guide.
Yes.. manage to restart and saved all info.. next day it happen twice… same method works again.
Thank you so much! Force restart worked for me.
Remove the SIM cards works! Thank you so much!
The issue still comes back frequently after re-inserting the sim card, but at least this is a fast workaround. Noticed on some forum pages many samsung users have similar issues recently, and suspect it’s a firmware update issue. Hope Samsung can fix it soon.
Oh my goodness… thank you so much
On a night shift trying to prepare for an interview the next day when phone screen went white
You saved me!