How to fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

How to fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

If you’re an iPhone user like me, you’ve probably been stuck to the Apple logo at some point. It is extremely frustrating when our iPhone refuses to turn on and remains stuck on the Apple logo, and we are unable to find a suitable solution. I have been an iPhone user for the last 10 years, and I have faced this problem more than 3 times. I applied different methods to resolve the problem for an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo and finally got very interesting to share something.

I will share the top two methods to fix this issue, but before we dig into it, I would like to tell you the reasons behind an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, or doesn’t turn on, or starts randomly.

Reasons why the iPhone won’t turn on and stuck on the Apple logo

iPhnes with lower performance, particularly older ones, may become stuck on the Apple logo when turned on. However, some of the factors that may cause the iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, refusing to turn on, are given in detail 

  1. IOS update problem– You may notice that your iPhone freezes on the Apple logo immediately after updating to the latest version of iOS. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it usually comes down to trying to install the new iOS on an older phone.
  2. Jailbroken Phone– If you have tried to jailbreak your iPhone yourself or have taken it to a technician, your iPhone can get stuck on the Apple logo after attempting the jailbreak process.
  3. Freeze after iTunes restore– Regardless of why you are restoring your iPhone, it can get stuck on Apple’s screen after restoring it from iTunes or iCloud.
  4. While updating or restoring– We all need to upgrade or restore our iPhones on a semi-regular basis for a variety of reasons. If you are having trouble installing an update or performing a regular reset, your iPhone may get stuck on the Apple logo screen.
  5. Insufficient memory– It ‘been increasingly noticed that a little free memory on the iPhone is necessary because of this annoying problem. It is therefore a good idea to always keep the iPhone “clean” and not too overloaded with data.

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Method 1: Using DFU Mode (Data loss)

Getting into DFU mode is something of a challenge, and there’s a good chance you could go wrong due to the arcane combination of buttons and times required to enter the mode. However, this method manages to fix most of the iOS errors.

In this case, you will lose all data on the iPhone after this is done. So make sure you already have a backup to recover all your old files.

A step-by-step guide

  1. First, install the latest iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone with your computer through a USB cable.
  3. Follow the steps displayed on the website.
Connect your iPhone with your computer through a USB cable

Connecting your iOS device to your PC or Mac is the simplest way to enter DFU mode on your iPhone. Your iTunes will display a message on your PC indicating that your device is in recovery mode. One thing to keep in mind is that while in DFU mode, your iPhone’s screen should be black and should not display any icons, warning messages, or anything else. The screen should be completely black. If you see anything on your iPhone screens, such as an Apple logo or a warning, make sure it is not in DFU mode. This applies to any iOS device.

How do you get your computer to recognize your iPhone?

iPhone 6S or previous models:

  1.   Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds, then press and hold the Home button.
  2.   Hold these buttons down for about eight seconds before releasing the Sleep/Wake button. But keep pressing the home button.
  3.   Continue to press the Home button until your iPhone appears in iTunes.

For iPhone 8 and later models:

  1.   Press and quickly release the volume up button, then repeat the same with the volume down button.
  2.   Press and hold the phone’s side button. Then, when the screen goes black, press and hold the volume down button.
  3.   Hold these buttons down for about five seconds. Release the side buttons while holding down the volume down button until your iPhone appears in iTunes.

Method 2: Factory Reset

When our iPhone remains stuck on the logo, we often think that the problem may be resolved by resetting the device to its factory settings. It can but remember resetting your iPhone to factory settings will return it to its original state, with no contacts, playlists, photos, password memory, or anything else you’ve added since the day you purchased it. The main disadvantage is that it erases all of your data and resets your phone’s settings to factory defaults.


These were the top 2 methods to fix the issue of your iPhone when it restarts itself or sticks to the logo and doesn’t come up with the menu. You can try fixing it by putting it into DFU mode, or a factory reset that erases all of your data and brings back your mobile to the factory defaults.

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Devender Gupta

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