If your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo during startup and won’t load past the home screen, you might assume it’s permanently broken. However, this may not be the case. Here are some methods for getting your iPhone out of the startup loop and back to normal operation.
Must Note: The solutions in this article are applicable to all iPhone devices.
What Causes an iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo
When there is an issue with the operating system or the phone’s hardware, the iPhone becomes stuck on the Apple logo screen. The normal user may struggle to identify the source of the problem, although there are a few common causes:
- Issues in upgrading to a new version of iOS.
- Issues in jailbreaking the phone.
- You’re using an out-of-date beta version of iOS.
- Data transfer issues when moving data from an older device to a newer one.
- The iPhone’s internal hardware has been damaged.
How to Fix an iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo
If your iPhone has been stuck on the Apple logo screen for an extended period of time (think 20-30 minutes or longer) and the progress bar hasn’t changed, there are three basic methods you should do to resolve the issue.
If these troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue, you must contact Apple customer care or visit an Apple Store for in-person assistance. There will be more on this towards the end of the post.
- Reboot the iPhone. Many issues, such as an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, can be resolved with a simple restart. In this scenario, a simple restart is unlikely to solve the problem, but it is the simplest solution, so it is worth a shot. It will just take a few seconds of your time.
- Important: If a basic restart fails, you should try a hard reset. A hard reset clears out more of the iPhone’s memory (without erasing any data) and can sometimes resolve more challenging issues. Both types of reset are covered in the article mentioned at the beginning of this section.
- Start the iPhone in Recovery Mode. Recovery Mode is a troubleshooting mode that can be useful in this situation. When your iPhone displays the Apple logo, it implies that the operating system is experiencing difficulty booting up. Recovery Mode restarts the phone but disables the operating system so you can repair it. You can use Recovery Mode to install a new version of iOS or a backup of your data. It’s a rather easy method that, in some situations, addresses the problem.
- Use the DFU Mode. DFU (Device Firmware Update) Mode allows you to restore your iPhone, load a backup, or start over halfway through the startup process. It’s similar to Recovery Mode, but it’s more focused on resolving low-level faults that cause the iPhone to freeze at the Apple logo. DFU Mode requires some practise because it necessitates a precise sequence of actions, yet it is frequently effective.
Here’s an extra tip: If your iPhone gets stuck at the Apple logo while linked to a computer via USB cable, the cord could be the issue. Change the USB cord for one that you know works fine.
Obtain Assistance from Apple
If you’ve tried everything above and your iPhone is still stuck at the Apple logo, it’s time to call in the professionals. To get in-person support, use the app to schedule an appointment at an Apple Store or contact Apple Support online.
How to restart your iPhone if it’s frozen on the Apple logo
FIX IPHONE NOT TURNING ON/Stuck At Recovery Mode/Apple Logo/ iOS 13 and below
What’s the deal with my iPhone’s white screen?
When your iPhone becomes stuck on a white screen, it’s frequently due to a system update failure after you’ve jailbroken it. Perhaps the internal cable connecting the phone’s motherboard is faulty. Despite being known as the “White Screen of Death,” there are various remedies for the white screen.
What’s the deal with my iPhone’s black loading screen?
If you’ve performed a hard reset and still get a black screen with a moving circle, your phone’s software system is most likely corrupt. If this is the case, you’ll need to boot your iPhone into Recovery Mode before resetting or reinstalling iOS.
How can I repair an iPhone that is stuck in Recovery Mode?
To resolve an iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode, first perform a hard reset. If it doesn’t work, connect the iPhone to iTunes or Finder on your PC and restore it. Put your phone in Device Firmware Update (DFU) Mode as a last resort, then wait for the computer to download the appropriate software and follow the directions to restore your phone.