During startup, you can find your iPhone stuck on Apple logo or you can’t continue past it to get to your usual home screen and apps. The first instinct may be that the phone is frozen or even ruined. However, this isn’t always the case.
Why is my iPhone stuck on Apple logo?
This happens when there’s an issue with the iPhone’s operating system that stops it from starting up normally. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause, but it can be due to:
- Jailbreaking the phone
- Upgrading to a new iOS version
- Running an expired beta version of iOS
There are several ways you can try to get past the startup loop and get your iPhone back to normal.
How to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo
Restart the iPhone
This is the first line of action to take. Restarting your phone may not be an advanced fix in itself, but it is the simplest approach and doesn’t cost anything. It usually handles any software or technical glitches that would cause the phone not to get past the Apple logo screen.
If a restart didn’t help fix your iPhone stuck on Apple logo, put it in Recovery Mode. In this mode, you can connect to iTunes and backup your data to your phone or install a completely fresh iOS version.
The process is simple and works more often than a reboot, though not all the time.
DFU Mode (Device Firmware Update)
If going into Recovery Mode didn’t fix the problem, put your iPhone into DFU mode as this stops the device partway through the startup process so you can connect to iTunes and restore your phone. It takes some precise set of actions but with a few tries, you can get it done. To do this:
- Connect the phone to your computer with a USB cable
- Launch iTunes on the computer
- Turn off the phone or hold down the side and volume button until it goes off
- Hold down the side button and volume down button for 10 seconds and then let go of the side button, but hold the volume down button for another 5 seconds
- If the screen stays black, you’re in DFU mode; if not, then restart these steps again
- Once in DFU mode, you’ll see a popup in iTunes and a prompt to restore your iPhone
Let us know if you managed to get your iPhone unstuck from the Apple logo and into your home screen by leaving a comment below.
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