[Detailed Guide] How to Fix iPod Touch White Screen

This article shows you how to fix iPod Touch white screen. With the detailed guide, you can know the reasons and learn how to fix white screen on iPod Touch. Let’s take a look!

Clara by Clara Updated November 21, 2023
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Hi, suddenly my iPod Touch on white screen when I am playing a game on the iPod Touch. I can't turn it off nor does it respond to anything. Help!

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Why Is My iPod Touch Screen White?

Whether you're using a 4th/8th generation iPod Touch or others, you may be experiencing the white screen on iPod Touch shown in the image. This situation will disturb you from listening to music or playing games on the iPod Touch.

ipod touch white screen

Why does this happen? There are many reasons, such as battery or power-related issues, outdated software issues, hardware problems, etc. Actually, the iPod Touch or iPhone white screen can be fixed. In the following article, we will provide you with 5 solutions, let's learn how to fix iPod Touch white screen together!

5 Methods to Fix the White Screen on iPod Touch

In this part, we provide you with 5 methods to fix iPod Touch white screen with lines. Including charging your iPod Touch, restoring the iPod Touch from iTunes, restarting the iPod Touch, and contacting Apple support. Whether it is caused by battery issues, or software issues, you can solve the problem. Let’s take a look!

Method 1. Charge Your iPod Touch to Fix iPod Death

Sometimes, if there is a low battery or you find that iPod Touch won't charge, you can find a white screen on iPod Touch. Please be patient and wait for your iPod Touch 4th/5th/7th/8th generation charge for a while. You can finish the charge process by below steps.

Step 1. Plug your iPod Touch into the wall power output. If the wall charger does not work, you can connect the iPod Touch to a computer by a USB cable.

Step 2. It is charging and you can see a lightning bolt appears.

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If it is nothing happens after you charge the iPod Touch, move on to the next method.

Method 2. Fix iPod Touch Issue by Restoring with iTunes

Another useful way to fix iPod Touch white screen is to restore the device with iTunes. Also, if your iPhone meets the same problem, you can also restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

mail Note: This method will delete all the settings and all the songs, videos, and other data on your iPod Touch. Before you proceed with the above steps, you’d better backup iPod data to computer.

Now, follow the steps to restore iPod Touch via iTunes:

Step 1. On your computer, open the latest iTunes and Sign in.

Step 2. Connect the iPod Touch with a USB cable.

Step 3. Click the iPod Touch when it is detected.

Step 4. Tap Restore iPod button in Summary panel.

Step 5. Select Restore button when the below notification pops up. After that, iTunes will erase your iPod and update it to the latest iOS version.

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Now, download FoneTool and follow the below steps to backup your iPod.

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Step 1. Run FoneTool > Connect your iPod Touch to a computer by a USB cable.

Step 2. Click Phone Backup > On the page, you can see Selective Backup or Full Backup. We take Selective Backup as an example. If you want to backup all data on the iPod, choose the Full Backup icon.

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Step 3. Choose the files you want to backup by clicking the icon > Preview and select the files > Decide a storage path > Finally, tap Start Backup.

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When the backup is finished, you can manage your backup on Backup History. It allows to you view, delete or restore the backups.

Method 3. Hold Down Home + Volume Up + Power Buttons

This next method can also remedy the white screen of death iPod Touch problem, and most people find this method effective. If you want to try it, follow the steps below to complete it.

Step 1. Press and hold three buttons all at once: The Volume Up button, the Home button, and the Power button.

Step 2. Hold them until the screen goes out, it might take more than 10 minutes.

Step 3. Then, holding those buttons again, until the Apple logo appears.

Step 4. Release the buttons after the Apple logo shows, and the iPod Touch will start up like normal.

ipod touch white screen

Method 4. Restart iPod Touch to Fix iPod White Screen

If your iPod Touch is still unresponsive after trying the above methods, here is another simple method you can try to fix the problem. That is, force restarting the device. This method will not result in the loss of your music or data.

Let’s see the guide to learning how to fix white screen on iPod Touch:

Step 1. On your iPod Touch, locate the Home button and the sleep/wake button.

Step 2. Press and hold both of them simultaneously for more than 10 seconds.

Step 3. When the Apple logo appears, the iPod Touch will begin to reboot. Sometimes it requires multiple attempts.

ipod touch white screen

After the above steps, your iPod Touch will restart and return to normal. But if your iPod Touch keeps the white screen and restart doesn't work, you will have to try the next option.

Method 5. Contact Apple Support

If you have tried all the methods to solve white screen of death iPod Touch, and none of the above steps resolve the white screen issue, there might be hardware damage on your iPod. It's best to reach out to Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for further assistance. They can provide you with more specific guidance or arrange a repair if necessary.


From the article, hope you can know more about iPod Touch white screen and how to fix this issue easily. We provide 5 methods to you, pick them according to your needs. By the way, making the habit of backing up data can help you reduce the trouble of losing data, let FoneTool help you!

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