How to Fix an iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo – You will believe that your iPhone is permanently damaged if it is stuck on the Apple logo during startup and will not load past the home screen. That, however, may not be the case. Here are a few options for getting your iPhone out of the startup loop and back to normal.
What Makes an iPhone Remain Stuck on the Apple Logo?
If there’s an issue with the operating system or the phone’s hardware, the iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo pad. The average user may find it difficult to locate the source of the issue, but there are a few common causes:
- When updating to a new version of iOS, there are issues.
- Problems with the phone’s jailbreak.
- You’re using an iOS beta that hasn’t been updated in a while.
- When moving data from an older computer to a new one, the letter A is used.
- The phone’s internal hardware has been damaged.
If your iPhone has been stuck on the Apple logo screen for a long time (think 20-30 minutes or longer) and the progress bar hasn’t moved, there are three simple measures you can take to repair it.
If none of these troubleshooting tips work, you’ll need to contact Apple customer service or go to an Apple Store for in-person assistance. More on that at the bottom of the page.
Restart the iPhone if necessary. A quick restart can solve a variety of issues like an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo. While a simple restart is unlikely to solve the problem in this situation, it is the easiest solution, so it is worth a shot. It will just take a few moments of your time. If a normal restart fails, a hard reset should be attempted. A hard reset wipes out more of the iPhone’s memory (without affecting data) and can often help with more complicated issues. Instructions for both types of resets can be found in the article linked at the top of this section.
Enter Recovery Mode on your iPhone. Recovery Mode is a troubleshooting mode that can be useful in this situation. The Apple logo is stuck on your iPhone because the operating system is having trouble starting up. Recovery Mode starts the phone but disables the operating system so you can patch it. You can use Recovery Mode to install a new version of iOS or restore a backup of your files. It’s a simple procedure that, in some situations, solves the problem.
DFU Mode should be used. DFU (Device Firmware Update) Mode allows you to restore, load a backup, or restart your iPhone while it is still in the startup phase. It’s close to Recovery Mode, but it’s more oriented on resolving low-level issues that cause the iPhone to freeze at the Apple logo. It takes some practice to use DFU Mode because it necessitates a particular set of actions, but it is frequently accurate.
Another bonus tip: If your iPhone is stuck at the Apple logo while connected to a computer via USB cable, the cable could be the issue. Replace the USB cable with one that you are familiar with.
Apple will assist you
If you’ve done all of the above and your iPhone is still stuck on the Apple logo, it’s time to seek professional help. To get in-person support, make an appointment at your nearest Apple Store or contact Apple Support online.