People who’ve tried to jailbreak their iPhones face this problem quite commonly. Those who’re just updating or restoring face this too, albeit infrequently.
When your iPhone gets stuck at the Apple logo and does not boot up completely, it triggers a mini heart-attack. But it’s not all that serious. You can fix this through a couple of ways.
While the first method shows you how iTunes can help you, for the second method, you’ll need a tool like TinyUmbrella.
Let’s take a look at how you can fix an iPhone stuck at the Apple logo during boot:
Step 1: Connect the iPhone to your computer via the USB cable.
Step 2: Put your iPhone in DFU mode
- To do this, press and hold Home & Power button for 10 seconds.
- After that, release the power button but keep pressing the home button.
- iTunes will popup saying it detects a device in the DFU mode
Step 3: Now, all you’ve got to do is ‘Restore’ your iPhone
Now, that’s the simplest way to get your iPhone out of the Apple logo. But what if you have data that hasn’t been backed up? Or if you’re getting errors when you try to restore?
We’ve covered some material on iTunes errors: the most notable errors that you’d be getting are 1014, 1015 or the 16xx series of errors. You can fix these by taking a look at our coverage on iTunes errors.
If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo and you’ve got data that needs to be backed up, I’m afraid you’ll mostly lose the data unless you can kick the iPhone out of the Apple logo by other means. By this, we mean you can use tools like TinyUmbrella to fix the recovery mode problem.
To do this:
- Download and open TinyUmbrella Fix Recovery (Mac | Win)
- Connect your iPhone
- Right-click on the Fixrecovery tool and open it via Terminal (for Mac). On Windows, simply open the file.
- It should mostly help you fix the iPhone’s problem.
Note: The fix recovery option is actually designed to help you kick the iPhone out of recovery mode loop but in many cases, iPhone getting stuck on Apple logo has been rectified through a recovery fix. Hope that helps.