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How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

If your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo on startup and won’t load beyond the home screen, you may think that your iPhone is definitely broken. But that may not be the case. In this guide, we are going to tell you how to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo.

Note: The fixes in this article apply to all iPhone models.

What Causes iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

iPhone gets stuck on Apple logo screen when there is a problem with the phone’s operating system or hardware. It is difficult for the average user to identify the cause of the problem, but there are a few common causes:

  • Problems when upgrading to a new version of iOS.
  • Phone jailbreak issues.
  • Running an expired iOS beta.
  • Problems when transferring data from an old device to a new one.
  • Physical damage to the internal components of the iPhone.

Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple/Apple Logo

If your iPhone has been stuck on the Apple logo screen for a long time (think 20-30 minutes or more) and the progress bar hasn’t changed, you should try to fix the problem in three basic steps.

Note: If these troubleshooting tips don’t work, you’ll need to contact Apple Customer Service or visit an Apple Store for in-person assistance. More on this at the end of the article.

Restart the iPhone. Many issues, including an iPhone stuck at the Apple logo, can be fixed with a simple restart. Truth be told, a basic reboot is unlikely to fix the problem in this case, but it’s the easiest fix and worth a try. It only costs a few seconds of your time.

Tip: If a standard restart doesn’t work, you should also try a hard reset. A hard reset clears iPhone memory more (without any data loss) and can sometimes fix more difficult issues. The article linked at the beginning of this section includes instructions for both types of reset.

2. Put the iPhone into recovery mode. Recovery mode is a specific troubleshooting mode that can help in this case. When your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, it means that the operating system is having trouble booting. Recovery mode starts the phone, but stops the operating system from running so you can fix it. When you use recovery mode, you can install a new version of iOS or a backup of your data. It is a fairly simple procedure and solves the problem in some cases.

3. Use DFU mode. DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode shuts down your iPhone midway through the boot process and lets you restore the iPhone, load a backup, or start over. It’s similar to recovery mode, but more focused on fixing the type of low-level issues that cause iPhone stuck at Apple logo. Using DFU mode takes some practice as it requires a specific set of actions, but it is often effective.

Tip: If your iPhone is stuck at the Apple logo when connected to a computer using a USB cable, the cable could be the problem. Try replacing the USB cable with one that you know works well.

Get help from Apple

If you have tried all the steps above and your iPhone is still stuck on Apple logo, it’s time to consult the experts. Book an appointment at the Apple Store using the app for in-person support or contact Apple Support online.

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