How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo (4 Strong and Effective Methods)

“Apple Logo stuck on my device (iPhone 6) screen after updating iOS. What do I do to go past Apple logo?”


“I have iPhone 7 but it keeps showing the Apple logo and turning off after installing the iOS 11 beta. How can I end the Apple logo loop?”


“My iPhone 5 (not jailbreaking) only shows and stays on Apple logo after reset/restore. It’s frozen and won’t go past Apple logo. How do I fix my iPhone which is stuck on the Apple logo?”

iphone stuck on apple logo screen

iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen is a common issue and it is able to fix to normal. No need to depressively regarding your iPhone is ruined or destroyed. Apple logo issues are available to fix, such as White Apple logo Stuck, Apple logo Loop, and Flashing Apple logo. This post will show you 4 effective methods to help you go past the Apple logo on iPhone with simple steps. Let’s see how to fix the iPhone stuck at Apple logo now.

Part 1. Force Restart to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo (Soft Reset)

Part 2. Factory Resetting iPhone Won’t Go Past Apple Logo (DFU or Recovery Mode)

(Warning: This Hard Reset Will Delete Everything on iPhone.)

Part 3. Tips: Restore Backup from iTunes/iCloud after Fix iPhone Frozen on Apple Logo

Part 4. Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo without Losing Any Data via FoneCope

Part 5. Contact Apple Care Support Team for Help

Part 6. What Causes Your iPhone Gets Stuck at Apple Logo?

1. Force Restart to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo (Soft Reset)

Frankly speaking, this trick only works in a few cases. Though it’s not sure that restarting device will fix your iOS device or not, you are still supposed to firstly try restarting your iPhone when it stuck in Apple Logo. Because rebooting is the simplest method when you find something wrong with your iPhone. And if it’s lucky, you’ll be able to fix your get rid of the “my iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple logo” problem with ease.


For iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, SE and earlier:

Press and hold Power button and Home button at the same time for about 20 seconds until the Apple logo disappears and shows up again. Release and slide to shut down your iPhone.


For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

Press and hold the Volume Down Button and the power button simultaneously for about 10 – 15 seconds.


For iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X:

Press and release the Volume Up button, and then press and release the Volume Down button, and at last press and hold the Side button for seconds.


However, if unluckily rebooting cannot fix your iPhone frozen on Apple screen issue, you can move on to other effective methods in the following part.



2. Factory Resetting iPhone Won’t Go Past Apple Logo (DFU or Recovery Mode)

(Warning: This Hard Reset Will Delete Everything on iPhone.)

Factory Reset, also known as Hard Reset, is usually used to wipe an iPhone so as to fix an iOS issue. Most errors that caused by iOS update, software crash, and OS bugs etc. are able to be fixed by factory resetting device. But please notice that this will delete everything on iPhone. Although you can restore iTunes backup after the factory reset, you will lose the files that haven’t been synced to iTunes. Because when iPhone is stuck on Apple logo and won’t turn off, you are not allowed to use iTunes to make a backup as usual. Keep reading to learn how to restore iPhone to original resetting with iTunes.


Step 1. Connect iPhone to iTunes with a USB cable

Open and run iTunes on your PC or Mac computer, and then plug your iPhone into computer with USB.


Step 2. Put iPhone into Recovery mode or DFU mode

Personally, I recommend you to try both of them. Because some people feedbacks that Recovery mode worked while some say that DFU mode can help in restoring iPhone to normal. Recovery mode can restore iPhone to the original factory settings with the latest iOS firmware. While DFU mode can let you to select which firmware you want to download and install onto your iPhone. These 2 modes can fix iPhone with flashing Apple logo on and off mistake.


Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone: (Connect to iTunes screen)

On iPhone 4s, 5, 6, 6s and earlier:

Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to turn off your iPhone, and then press and hold Home button for 10 seconds until you see “Connect to iTunes”


On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + the Volume Down button at the same time until iPhone turns off and “Connect to iTunes” appears


On iPhone 8 and iPhone X:

Quick press and release the Volume Up button > quick press and release the Volume Down button > press and hold the Side button until your device restart and shows “Connect to iTunes” screen


Next, connect iPhone to the computer with iTunes.


Enter DFU Mode on iPhone: (blank screen)

On iPhone 4, 5, 6s and earlier:

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake Button + Home Button together for 8 seconds > continue holding the Home Button but release the Sleep/Wake Button


On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + the Volume Down button at the same time for 10 seconds > let go off the Sleep/Wake button but continue holding the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.


On iPhone 8 and iPhone X:

Press and let go of the Volume Up button > press and let go of the Volume Down button > press and hold the Side button for 10 seconds until the screen goes blank > continue holding the Side button + press and hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds > let go off the Side button but still holding the Volume Down button for additional 10 seconds


If you have successfully put iPhone into UFU mode, on iTunes you will receive a warning “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”

itunes detects iphone condition


Step 3. Restore iPhone with iTunes to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo

Click “OK” and hit “Restore iPhone” to factory reset your iPhone. Warning you one more time that this action will erase everything on your iOS device.


restore iphone to go past apple logo


restore iphone to factory resetting with itunes



3. Tips: Restore Backup from iTunes/iCloud after Fix iPhone Frozen on Apple Logo

If you used to backup data with iTunes, you can restore your iPhone data from it after you solve the iPhone can’t get past Apple logo problem.


Run iTunes on PC or Mac first, and then plug iPhone into computer with a USB cable. Enter password when you're required to type device passcode or Trust This Computer. Now choose “Restore Backup…” and select the most relevant backup file deducting by the date and size of the backup. After that, you are recommended to update to the latest iOS on iPhone and make a backup.


restore iphone from itunes after fixing apple logo stuck problem


If you used to sync with iCloud, you can restore data from iCloud backup.

Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. And then you just need to follow the onscreen setup steps until you see “Apps & Data” screen. You should tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”. Next, type Apple ID and password to log in iCloud, and choose a suitable backup file to restore.


restore data from icloud after getting off apple logo



4. Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo without Losing Any Data via FoneCope

FoneCope iOS System Recovery is an effective recovery software that is able to protect your priceless data while fix your iPhone stuck on Apple logo issue. It not only can smartly recognize your device model, but also provides a step-by-step guide to show you what to do. Only 3 simple steps are involved in the whole system repair process. Now let’s move on to see how to use it to fix iPhone device that keeps restarting Apple logo without losing any data.


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Step 1. Choose Standard Mode in the main interface

You can download FoneCope iOS System Recovery software on your PC or Mac first, and then launch and run this program on the computer. Click “Fix iOS System” and you’ll see 3 effective system repair mode. And then you are required to connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable.


And the “Standard Mode” is the one that can keep your important data safe on device while fixing the device with iOS issues - iPhone stuck on Apple logo. Therefore, just click on the Standard Mode after you plug a USB into computer and iPhone.

choose standard mode to fix iphone issue


Step 2. Put your iPhone into DFU or Recovery mode

You’ll be asked to enter DFU mode on your iPhone by this system recovery tool. Click on the “Start” button, and this program will show you the steps to put your iPhone into DFU mode with moving images, making it easier for you to follow.

put iphone into dfu mode to fix iphone stuck on apple logo


If unfortunately, you cannot enter DFU mode on iPhone, put the device into Recovery Mode will be good. Just follow the steps in the main window and boot iPhone into recovery mode.

put iphone into dfu mode to fix iphone stuck on apple logo


Step 3. Download the matching iOS firmware and fix your iPhone

This software can detect the device’s information, please check and confirm the device name and model information. Change the detail if there is any error before start downloading the iOS firmware. Now it’s available to hit the “Download” button.

If you have no idea of your iPhone’s model information, you can click “How to check device model” colored in blue, and then select the match option.

download matching ios firmware for your iphone


When the firmware download mission completes, you can click “Start to Fix” to initiate the iOS recovery process. This will take about 5 minutes to fix the iPhone that is stuck on Apple logo to normal condition without data loss.

fix iphone stuck on apple logo with fonecope


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This effective method is able to get your iPhone back to normal without losing any data. You can see that it’s not difficult for you to restore iPhone stuck on Apple logo at home with FoneCope system recovery tool. Why not download the free trial version here and do it yourself?



5. Contact Apple Care Support Team for Help

This is the last way to do if the above methods failed to help you fix the iPhone stuck on Apple logo problem. Contact Apple support team online or go to local Apple store for repair. For example, some cases require changing iPhone battery before doing a factory reset. Otherwise, iPhone just still frozen on Apple logo or restart loop. Or you can try draining the battery overnight and recharge with your laptop. It worked for some cases.



6. What Causes Your iPhone Gets Stuck at Apple Logo?

If the Apple logo stays on your iPhone screen, there is something goes wrong when you start up your iPhone. The components mainly are these 4 aspects.


iOS Update: This is a common cause. It could be something wrong during you update the iOS. Otherwise, it could be the result of running a buggy beta version of iOS system software.


Restore and Transfer: It is possible for other software to interfere and change something of the running routine when transferring data between device and computer, causing your iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen.


Jailbreak: Many users with jailbroken iPhone have come across this stuck on White Apple logo problem. 


Hardware: It is the most common cause that the cable between the iPhone's motherboard and the screen becomes incorrect (loosen or tighten).



The Bottom Line

You have learned 4 effective methods to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo issue appropriately. Personally, I recommend you to try restart iPhone when you first come across this problem. If you want to keep the data that haven’t been synced to iTunes or iCloud, you are supposed to use a system recovery tool as an assistant. Otherwise, your indispensable files will be all deleted once you force iPhone to its original factory resetting via Recovery mode or DFU mode. These solutions are strong effective and will be working for you to get iPhone rid of Apple logo stuck problem. Now choose the method that fits your requirement and perform a system recovery by following the steps in this article.


Author:Daniel  |  TIME:January 21, 2018



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