If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo like the picture above we have a handy guide and some tips that may help you getting your iPhone restored back to normal. There are a number of reasons why your iPhone may be stuck on the Apple logo, but don’t worry as this can be a common issue and there are a number of things that we can try to fix the problem.
Why is my iPhone stuck on the Apple logo?
The Apple logo is displayed when an iPhone restarts or reboots, in normal circumstances it should appear for a few seconds and then you iPhone should boot up to the home screen. Sometimes the logo can get stuck and the majority of the times that this happens is because of a software issue.
This can happen when you are installing a software update on your device, the update fails or gets stuck and then the device will not boot past the Apple logo. Another time when your iPhone can get stuck is if you attempt to jailbreak the device and something happens during the process to stop the handset from installing the software and booting up correctly.
Another possible reason that your iPhone cannot get past the Apple logo is there is an issue with something on your device which is stopping it from rebooting correctly to the home screen.
How can I fix my iPhone and get it to boot past the Apple logo?
There are a number of different things we can try to get your iPhone working for you again, if you try all of these and then the issue still persists, it could be a hardware issue that is causing the device not to boot up. If this is the case then you may need to take your device to an Apple Store, authorized repair center or a third party repair center.
1. Lets try a hard reset first to try and fix the stuck Apple logo
This is one of the easiest methods to try and get your iPhone to work again, although this method will not work for everyone, it will work for some so it is worth trying first.
To perform a hard reset on your iPhone exactly what you need to do depends on which model device your have. On the newer devices from the iPhone 8 and up you can do a hard reset by pressing Volume Up, Volume Down and then holding the power button until the handset reboots, if it works the Apple logo should disappear and you will see a black screen when the device reboots
On the iPhone 7 this can be done by pressing the power button and the volume down button on your device until it reboots, you should see the Apple logo disappear.
On the iPhone 6S and older devices you will need to press the home button and the power button and the same time until the device reboots, make sure you hold these buttons until it reboots.
You may try the above on any of the devices and it could reboot, but it may come back to the Apple logo and not go past this part, if this happens you will need to try step 2 below. Hopefully the above tips may solve the issue for some users.
2. Lets try recovery mode to fix the stuck Apple logo on your iPhone
If the hard reset above does not work then there is another option that we can try to resolve the stuck Apple logo, this involves putting your device into recovery mode. This method should allow you to recover your device without losing any data, although of course that is not guaranteed.
This can be done by connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC using the USB cable, you will need iTunes installed on your computer, or the latest versions of macOS let you do this through the Finder on your device.
On the iPhone 8 or newer connect your device to your computer and then hold the power button until you see the ‘connect to iTunes’ message on your iPhone. The launch iTunes on your device, if this works you will get the option to update or restore your device select update. This should bring your device to the same state as before the issue started.
One the iPhone 7 connect your device to your Mac or PC and then hold the side button continually, even when the Apple logo appears, keep holding it until you see ‘connect to iTunes’ once this appears, you can then launch iTunes and select update your device.
On the iPhone 6S or older devices connect your device to your computer and then hold the home button and the power button until your see ‘connect to iTunes’, you should then choose the update option.
It is important to choose the update option with all of the above as this should update your device to the latest software and fix any potential issues, whilst preserving your data on your iPhone. You can find out full instructions on how to use recovery mode over at Apple’s website.
3. The nuclear option DFU Mode or Device Firmware Update
This is the final method to try and restore your iPhone, although you should only use this as a last resort, it will completely wipe you device and also reinstall the firmware, Apple does not provide instructions on how to do this, so it is probably best not to do this one.
4. Take you iPhone to an Apple store or repair center
If none of the above work and your iPhone is still stuck on the Apple logo then it is recommended that you take your device to either an Apple Store, an authorized repair center or a third party repairer. We would recommend that you try this before going the DFU route as normally when the recovery mode does not work there is a hardware issue.
We hope the above tips have been handy and helpful in getting that stuck Apple logo off your iPhone and getting you back on the home screen, if it works, please leave a comment below and let us know.
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