White Screen of Death

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ldkaplan, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. ldkaplan macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2002
    N. Georgia
    My phone froze up on me when receiving a call. I pressed the home button and next thing I know my screen goes white.

    My wife called me and the phone would ring but nothing on the screen and could not pick up.

    No worries though, I sync'd it then restored. All seems okay so far.

    So in case this happens to anyone else, just restore. It takes a bit for it to download from Apple but just be patient.
  2. savanahrose macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2006
    greer SC
    mine just did this. I hope that when I go home and sync it this will work. :eek:
    I just got lucky. I guess when I went from a cold cold computer room to a very warm outside it messed it up. I am back in the computer room now and finally after a few tries of trying to turn it off and on it worked.
    I don't know if it got condensation in there from the difference in the cold and heat but it seems to have worked itself out.
    I thought i was going to have to work my way on over to the apple store today. Thankfully I don't have to. Next time I won't try to take it from sleep mode until it acclimates itself to the outdoors.
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    instead of syncing, i believe if you just hold the sleep button and the home button for about 5-10 seconds the phone will reset itself. it will go back to the apple logo and after a minute it should boot up. good luck.

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