iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here’s How To Fix It

It can be frightening if your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo. You might think it has frozen, and thus a trip to the service center is sure. But before you do that here is more about this problem. And then, some real fixes to solve it.

Why is My iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo?

Your iPhone won’t go past the Apple logo, mostly on one of the following occasions.

    • During or after a software update.
    • When you are installing or downgrading from the beta version.
    • During 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 us 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.

What To Do If iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo?

Hard Restart Your iPhone

One of the most uncomplicated solutions is to force reboot the device. This will stop the process midway and get you out of this situation. The steps to force restart differs 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 second thing to try in case you are 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 the computer (Mac or Windows PC) when in recovery mode.

The steps for putting and exiting recovery mode differs for different 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 Apple Logo‎. To take a quote from our own article, we described DFU mode as ‘this is the highest level of restore 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 Apple Logo? Nothing is Working?

To be straightforward, if DFU mode did not help, that means the problem has escalated. It might be a hardware issue. In such a situation, it would be better to contact Apple Support using one of the various ways – call, chat, email, even Twitter. If you have an Apple Store nearby, you can make a visit as well.

That’s all, mate!

Signing off…

This is how you can get the iPhone not going past the Apple logo to work again. After update or restoration, set up the device normally. Once you do that, sign in with your existing Apple ID to re-download the apps. Your subscriptions etc. all remain as they were.

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This will keep you prepared in case you face similar situations in the future. It would also be useful to know about some of the best online storage apps so that you can keep your photos, videos, and other essentials safely saved in the cloud.

I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.