Fix iPhone Stuck at Apple Logo

If you are updating your iPhone or have needed to restore it, you might come up against this issue – your iPhone getting stuck on the Apple logo. It wont boot up and you think it’s broken but, in all honesty, it isn’t that much of a problem and it is pretty easy to fix. Why does it do it? There are a few reasons why but the main one is down to the firmware not playing the game properly. Let’s look at 3 ways you can solve the problem.

How to Fix iPhone Stuck at Apple Logo :

As always, not all these methods will work for all users so start at the first and work your way through until you find one that works.

Method 1: Restart Your Device

This is often the easiest way to fix many issues so press the On/Off button on your device and hold it; the slider appears on your screen so use it to turn your device off.

If you have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, hold the On/Off button down together with the Volume Down button for 10 seconds

On the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, press the Volume Up button and let go quickly, followed by a quick press/release of the Volume Down button. Then press the side button and hold it until the Apple logo shows up and you iPhone should reboot normally

Sometimes, this method works but if it doesn’t, just move onto method 2.

Method 2: Recovery Mode

When your device is in Recovery mode, you can restore it, through iTunes, to Factory Settings using the latest version of the iOS:

  1. Turn your iPhone off by pressing and holding the On | Off button for about 3 seconds and swiping the slider to turn off
  2. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes
  3. Now press the Home button and hold it down [ on the iPhone 7/7 Plus, hold the Volume Down button ]
  4. Release the Home or Volume Down button as soon as you see the Connect to iTunes message
  5. In iTunes, you will see an iPhone in Recovery Detected message with the option to restore.
  6. Click restore and leave your device alone until it has rebooted successfully

Method 3: DFU Mode

DFU, or Device Firmware Update, allows your device and iTunes to talk to one another with bootloader being activated and you can use it to restore your device, no matter what stage it is at.

  1. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes
  2. Turn your iPhone off by holding the On/Off button down for a couple of seconds
  3. Once your device is off, hold the On/Off button down for 3 seconds and then start pressing on the Home button at the same time (on the iPhone 7 and up, you need to press the Volume Down button)
  4. Keep holding both buttons for about 10 seconds and then release the On/Off button
  5. If your iPhone screen stays black it is in DFU mode but, if you see any messages or the Apple logo, DFU has failed and you will need to start again
  6. In iTunes, a message will popup asking you to restore your iPhone , choose whether to restore to Factory or from a backup you made previously

One of these methods will works for you and, hopefully you backed your device up before you started the update or restore so you don’t lose any of your data.

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