How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

Is your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo? 

If you own an iOS device, you may have encountered the Apple logo for several instances already while updating, restarting, or resetting your iPhone or iPad. While the Apple logo is part of iOS’s booting process, it is quite alarming when it shows longer than usual.

If you’re here, your iPhone is probably stuck on the Apple logo.

Now, if this happens to your device, it usually indicates that something went wrong while your iPhone is loading its system files and resources. This can occur while upgrading to a new version of iOS, testing a BETA version, or jailbreaking your device.

Unfortunately, in serious cases, an iPhone stuck in the Apple logo could mean that its hardware failed, like cameras, microphones, or other internal components.

However, before getting frustrated or worrying about getting a new phone, there are a few troubleshooting steps that you can do to try and fix this problem on your iPhone.

Today, we will show you the best ways to fix an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo.

Let’s get started!

1. Force Restart Your iPhone.

Being an Apple user, you must know by now that the easiest way to fix anything on your device is by restarting its operating system. A simple restart of your iPhone can give it time to reload its resources and fix temporary errors that may have occurred.

However, since you can’t access your iPhone’s interface, you’ll have to perform a force restart.

For iPhone 6 or lower models, here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, hold down the Sleep button and the Home button of your device at the same time.
  2. Next, wait for your screen’s display to shutoff and continue holding down the buttons.
  3. Lastly, relase the Sleep and Home button once you see the Apple logo again.
Force Restart iPhone 6 or Lower

For iPhone 7 users, here’s how you can restart it:

  1. On your device, locate the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake button.
  2. After that, press and hold down the buttons at the same time.
  3. Finally, release the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake button once the Apple logo appeared.
iPhone stuck on apple logo

If you are using an iPhone 8 or newer, see the guide below to restart your device:

  1. First, press the Volume Up button.
  2. Next, quickly press the Volume Down button.
  3. Lastly, hold the Slide button and wait for the Apple logo to reappear.
iPhone stuck on apple logo

Once done, check if your iPhone will continue booting past the Apple logo. If not, proceed to the next method below.

2. Put Your iPhone Into Recovery Mode.

Another way to get your iPhone unstuck from the Apple logo is by forcing it to enter recovery mode. Once you’ve done that, you don’t actually have to reset your device. Simply restart it normally, and the home screen should load.

Now, to put your iPhone into recovery mode, the only thing you have to do is connect your device to a computer with iTunes, then follow the exact same steps above to perform a force restart. Instead of the Apple logo, your phone should go straight into recovery mode.

iPhone stuck on apple logo

Once done, disconnect your device from the computer and perform another force restart.

Check if your iPhone will continue booting to the home screen afterward.

3. Update Your iPhone in Recovery Mode.

There are instances when your iPhone gets stuck in the Apple logo after a failed update. If this is the case, you’ll need to enter recovery mode and update your iPhone using a computer with iTunes.

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes using the Lightning Cable.
  2. After that, follow the steps above to force your iPhone to Recovery Mode.
  3. Now, access iTunes on your PC.
  4. Lastly, wait for the prompt to Restore or Update your iPhone. Click on Update and follow the on-screen prompts.
iPhone stuck on apple logo

Once the update is done, your iPhone should restart, and you should be able to access the home screen.

4. Use DFU Mode.

The device firmware update is the ultimate iPhone restore. The DFU restore is different from other restores available on iPhone. DFU restores not only your iPhone’s software but also its firmware, which could’ve gotten corrupted during the update.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
  2. Now, hold the Power button and Home button (for iPhone 6 and older) or the Volume buttons (iPhone 8 or higher) or Volume Down button and Sleep/Wake button (iPhone 7) for at least 8 seconds.
  3. After that, release the buttons once you see a notification appear on iTunes for a connected iPhone.
  4. Lastly, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your iPhone in DFU Mode.

After restoring through DFU Mode, boot your iPhone normally and see if the problem is solved.

5. Use Third-Party Software.

If you still can’t get your iPhone past the Apple logo, it’s possible that your device’s software got corrupted and needs to be repaired. In this case, we suggest downloading Dr.Fone to your computer and use it to repair your iPhone’s operating system.

Without data loss, you can use its System Repair tool to fix boot loops, Apple logo, and corrupted system files. Dr.Fone has all the tools needed for software-related problems on both Android and iOS operating systems.

6. Contact Apple.

If none of the methods above worked out for you, we suggest that you seek professional help. We recommend bringing your iPhone to the nearest Apple Store in your location and have it checked for possible software or hardware problems.

iPhone stuck on apple logo

On the other hand, you can also leave feedback to Apple to voice out your concern on your device, which suddenly becomes unusable for no apparent reason. This way, we can help them gather user data relevant to improve their product and software.

This wraps up our guide on how to fix your iPhone if it’s stuck on the Apple logo. If you have questions or other concerns, please leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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  • Mako Young

    Mako is a staff writer at Saint. He's been writing about tech for more than a decade. When he isn't reading about the latest news on Apple, he's busy studying cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, cloud computing, and other IT-related sectors. His exceptional work graces technology and Apple-related blogs like How-To Geek,, Macgasm, onMac, PhotoWorkout, GameRant, and many more. He also has a Bachelors in Computer Science and has been writing since 2018, with over 400 posts published. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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