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6 Ways to Fix an iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo

Posted in General   DECEMBER 13, 2021


    There have been a number of complaints, in recent times, regarding the iPhone getting stuck at the Apple logo and switching off automatically. You won't be able to turn the phone on, and even if you try to boot, it will show the Apple logo and then die away. Let's find out the reason for this and its solution.

    Here in this article, we will give you some quick solutions in case your iPhone shows the Apple logo and turns off automatically.


    First, let us find out why your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo. These are the probable causes why your iPhone is stuck:

    • If your phone's software is corrupted.
    • If you have transferred or restored corrupted files from your iCloud or iTunes backup.
    • If your phone has gone through a jailbreak that has caused some software issues like a boot loop.
    • If you dropped your phone and that has messed up some hardware.

    1. Force Restart Your iPhone

    You can force restart your iPhone to solve this problem. But there are different ways to restart different models of iPhone.

    Force REstart iPhone

    iPhone 6S, iPhone SE (1st generation), and Before

    For a few seconds, you have to press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button, until the Apple logo disappears. Release the buttons after the logo appears.

    iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus

    Here, you can just press and hold the Side and volume down button together and wait for some time until the phone reboots and the Apple logo reappears.

    iPhone 8, iPhone SE (2nd generation), and After

    Press the volume up button and let it go, then do the same thing with the volume down button. Now, press and hold the Side button of the phone until the Apple logo appears.

    Before powering down, it's normal for the screen to flash during the rebooting phase.

    2. Reinstall iOS

    Try reinstalling the iOS if the force restart doesn't work. The iOS could have been corrupted if your phone was interrupted in the middle of an update.

    First, connect your phone to a computer. Open Finder, if you use a macOS Catalina 10.15. Open iTunes if you are using a PC with a macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier.

    Reinstall iOS

    On your computer, locate your iPhone. Then follow the instructions mentioned above to force restart it again and keep holding the buttons involved in the process till you see the Recovery Mode screen showing a computer icon.

    Choose Update when getting the update or restore options. Without erasing your data, your computer will now download and reinstall iOS.

    3. Use System Repair Programs

    You can consider using some paid or freemium system repair programs like Fixpo if the last two solutions didn't work for you.

    You can also try out some other iOS system recovery programs like Dr. Fone, TunesKit, iMyFone, etc.

    4. Do a Factory Restore

    You may consider factory restore if your iPhone isn't turning on. All the data in your phone will be erased by this, so you must have a backup of your phone's data in your computer or iCloud.

    In case you don't have a backup, you will end up losing all the data after this step is done.

    Factory Restore iPhone

    As described in the previous sections, just enter the Recovery Mode and then choose the Restore option on your computer instead of Update.

    You should do this only if the other options didn't work out.

    5. DFU Restore

    Your iPhone has a hidden feature called the Device Firmware Update(DFU). Your phone can recover from serious issues using this feature. For your iPhone, it's a restore option that overwrites the incomplete software and firmware with new code.

    DFU restore

    You have to first connect your iPhone to a computer using an Apple-approved USB cable. Then just go through the following steps.

    iPhone 6S, iPhone SE (1st generation), and Before

    1. First press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and then hold the Home button.
    2. After you have held the buttons for about eight seconds, release the Sleep/Wake button. Don't release the Home button.
    3. Until your computer acknowledges your iPhone, keep holding the Home button.

    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    1. Keep holding these buttons for eight seconds before releasing the Side button.
    2. Then, with the volume down button, press and hold the Side Button.
    3. Until your computer acknowledges your smartphone, keep your hold on the volume down button.

    iPhone 8, iPhone SE (2nd generation), and After

    1. Press the volume up button and let it go, then do the same thing with the volume down button.
    2. Then press and hold the Side button and when you get a black screen, press and hold the volume down button.
    3. For five seconds, keep holding these buttons. While maintaining your hold on the volume down button, release the Side button.
    4. Then just follow the prompts that are displayed on your computer.

    Make sure that the screen stays black after you have reached the final step for each iPhone model. Your phone is in the DFU mode if it does and you need to follow the prompts on your computer.

    But, it is in the Recovery Mode, if you see the iPhone screen or iTunes icon. Then just connect your phone to the computer again and repeat the instructions above and make sure that you get the timing right this time.

    6. See The Professionals

    It is time to visit the Apple Store if none of the above options has worked for you. Provided your phone isn't damaged in any other way, Apple should cover the repairs for free.


    So the most important thing to do when your iPhone is stuck is find out what might have been the cause. You can then try the solutions that we have mentioned above. Make sure that you do not damage your phone in the process. And if you cannot figure it out by yourself, just leave it to the professionals and move into an Apple Store.

    Published by: Amundra