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5 Ways To Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone's stuck on Apple logo and show you how to fix the problem for good!

It is very frustrating when your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo for hours and you can’t scroll through Instagram or keep in touch with your friends.

Why Is My iPhone Stuck On The Apple Logo?

Your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo because something went wrong during its startup routine. Unlike a person, your iPhone can’t ask for help, so it just stops. Dead. Apple logo, forever.

Diagnose The Problem

Now that you understand why the Apple logo is stuck on your iPhone, it’s helpful to state the problem a different way: Something changed in your iPhone’s startup routine and it doesn’t work anymore. But what changed it? Apps don’t have access to your iPhone’s startup routine, so it’s not their fault. Here are the possibilities:

  1. Physical damage to the iPhone

If you accidentally dropped your iPhone, it is likely that you may have damaged the internal hardware. This could impact your iPhone’s ability to reboot, in turn leading to the Apple screen of death! If you’re 100% sure that this is the culprit, check out our iPhone repair service page – we might be able to quickly replace damaged parts and get you back online in as little as 30 minutes.

  1. Liquid damage

It’s not uncommon for an iPhone to be exposed to water, but unfortunately, even a small droplet can affect the internal hardware of your device, often leaving you with that annoying Apple logo that just won’t move! Read our iSmash guide to resolve any liquid damage issues.

  1. Software issues

Software issues are probably the most common reason for your iPhone being stuck on the Apple logo. Nine times out of ten, software issues are caused by either a failed software update, using an older version of the Apple iOS or having a jailbroken iPhone.

What To Do If My iPhone Is Stuck On The Apple Logo?

Hard Reset Your iPhone

To do a hard reset on an iPhone 6S and earlier models, press and hold the Home button (circular button below the display) and power button together until you see the Apple logo disappear and reappear on the screen, and then let go.

If you’re using an iPhone 7, press and hold the power button and volume down button until the Apple logo disappears and reappears on the screen.

If you have an iPhone 8 or newer, press and release the volume up button, then the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

Also read: iPhone Stuck On Update Requested? Here’s The Fix!

Put Your Phone In Recovery Mode

This is generally the next step to take if resetting the phone doesn’t work, as the recovery mode is specifically designed to deal with software issues. Provided you have a backup file, recovery mode allows you to delete your corrupt files, and replace them with a functional iOS.

Recovery Mode for iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier models

  • Connect your phone to a Laptop, with iTunes ready.
  • Press and hold the volume down and on/off button simultaneously, keep holding the buttons even after the logo reappears.
  • Release when your iPhone connects to iTunes.
  • You should see the following message: ‘There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored’. You should then follow the instructions to update or restore your iOS.

Recovery Mode for iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

  • Connect your iPhone to a computer, with iTunes open.
  • Press and quickly release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down button, and finally press and hold the power button (do not release).
  • Release when your iPhone connects to iTunes.
  • You should see the following message: ‘There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored’. You should then follow the instructions to update or restore your iOS.

iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

Check Your USB Cable and USB Port

Defective USB cables and USB ports on PCs and Macs can interfere with the data transfer process and corrupt your iPhone’s software. If you’ve had problems in the past, try a different cable or connect your iPhone to a different USB port. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong with your PC, sometimes it’s easier to use a friend’s computer when you need to restore your iPhone.

DFU mode

DFU or Device Firmware Update allows you to connect to iTunes and bypass the automatic update. This allows you to change the firmware (software that allows an iPhone to be updated) to any version; think of it as a manual override instead of putting the phone in the recovery mode.

DFU mode for iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier models

  • Connect your iPhone to a computer, with iTunes ready.
  • Press and hold the volume down and on/off button simultaneously for ten seconds.
  • Release the on/off button; hold volume down for ten seconds. If your screen is blank, your iPhone is in DFU mode.
  • Now, when you launch iTunes, you should get the following message: ‘iPhone has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes’. You can now either restore your phone to factory settings or load a backup.

DFU mode for iPhone 8/Plus/X

  • Connect your iPhone to a computer, with iTunes ready.
  • Press and quickly release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down button, and finally press and hold the power button for ten seconds
  • Release the button; hold volume down for ten seconds. This time you should get a blank screen which means your phone is in DFU mode.

iPhone Still Stuck on Apple Logo? Explore Repair Options

If you’ve taken all the suggestions above and the Apple logo is still stuck on your iPhone’s screen, it’s time to get it repaired. If you’re under warranty, Apple should cover the repair if there’s no other damage. Unfortunately, if you’ve taken my suggestions above and your iPhone still doesn’t work, some form of liquid or physical damage is probably to blame.

If you choose to repair your iPhone through Apple, they’ll probably need to replace your it to solve this problem. Usually, the Apple logo gets stuck on the screen because of a problem with your iPhone’s logic board, and that’s not something Apple can swap out for a new part.

Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.
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