iPhone stuck on the Apple logo? Here’s why and fixes

iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

Is your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo? You start your iPhone to browse the web, but it never gets past the startup screen… Why is this?

If “how do I fix it?” is your next question, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at a number of reasons your iPhone may be stuck on the Apple logo, and what solutions are available to you.

If your iPhone won’t go past the Apple logo, it’s likely due to one of the following events:

  • During or after a software update.
  • When you are installing or downgrading from the beta version.
  • While jailbreaking the iPhone.
  • Restoring the device from a backup.
  • When you are migrating your iPhone from a previous device.

Now that we know why this issue happens, let’s look at some possible solutions to fix it. These methods work for iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone XR and X Series, iPhone SE 2020, or any iPhone model you have.

Note: Before you go ahead, make sure the progress bar on your iPhone screen hasn’t moved for at least one hour.

Hard restart your iPhone

One of the easiest solutions is to force reboot the device. This will stop the ongoing process and get you out of the situation. The steps to force restart differ for different iPhone and iPad models. We have a detailed post that covers this.

Put the iPhone into Recovery Mode

Put the iPhone into Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is the next thing to try if you’re not able to force reboot your iPhone.

When your device is stuck on the Apple logo, put it in Recovery Mode and then exit this mode. You may also try to update or restore using a computer (Mac or Windows PC) when in recovery mode.

The steps for putting and exiting recovery mode differ for various iPhone models. Our detailed and easy-to-follow guide will tell you all about it.

Use DFU Mode to restore your iPhone

Put the iPhone into DFU

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. This is the (almost) sure-shot fix when iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple Logo‎. To take a quote from our own article, ‘this is the highest level of restoration you can perform on your device. ‘So, if force reboot or even recovery mode did not bring any success, DFU mode is the way to go.

iPhone still stuck on the Apple Logo? Nothing is working?

To be straightforward, if DFU mode didn’t help, that means the problem has escalated beyond simple solutions; it could be a hardware issue.

In this case, it’s a good idea to contact Apple Support using one of the various options available to you – call, chat, email, even Twitter. If you have an Apple Store nearby, you can visit them as well.

This is how you can get an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo to work again. After updating or restoring, set up the device normally.

Once you do that, sign in with your existing Apple ID to re-download the apps.

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