Hey! My iPhone is stuck on the apple logo. What should I do? This is a frequently heard problem these days. Having invested big money into an iPhone what can you do if you run into problems? To solve this problem, you need to be aware of the cause of the Apple logo and then how to fix it using the methods provided.

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Why Would iPhone Get Stuck on Apple Logo?

iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen arises when there is a problem with the iOS e.g. software glitch. This prevents the phone from booting up like normal. There are other common causes as well:

  • Problems with jailbreaking the iPhone.
  • Problems when upgrading to a new version of iOS.
  • Running a beta version of the iOS that has expired.

Except for software crash, there are possibilities of hardware failure. If so you can only resort to Apple.

How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

The solutions mentioned below have been proved to be workable for most iPhone users. You may need to try each method until the problem is solved.

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Method 1: Force Restart your iPhone

While this method won’t fix this problem in most cases, it is the simplest method of resolving this issue. Restarting your iPhone is the first thing you should do to resolve iPhone stuck on the Apple logo issue. If the problem persists, try force restarting your iPhone.

Steps to restart iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone X Series and 8 (Plus):

  • Quickly press and release the volume up button.
  • Quickly press and release the volume down button.
  • Finally, press the side button and hold (for about 10 seconds) until the display suddenly shuts off.
  • Keep holding the side button and release it when the device turns back onto its Apple boot screen.

Steps to Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with the volume down button for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Steps to Restart iPhone 6/6s/SE/5:

  • Press and hold the Home button.
  • While holding the Home button, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.
  • Keep holding both buttons for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Method 2: Fix iPhone Stuck On Apple Logo Without Restoring

Another method of fixing this problem is with iMyFone Fixppo. It is a professional iOS repair tool that can restore your iPhone to normal from many problems, like the Apple logo, Recovery mode, black/white screen and more.

There are reasons Fixppo is called the best iOS recovery tool.

  • Fix Apple logo issue without losing data and also work for fixing Recovery mode, DFU mode, and other 50+ software problems.
  • Provide 2 recovery modes, which can 100% solve your iOS system issue, even the issues iTunes cannot fix.
  • Easy to operate. You don't need any technical info.
  • Support to fix iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems.

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Steps involved using iMyFone Fixppo to fix Apple logo on iPhone

Step 1: Make sure you have installed Fixppo on the computer and launch it. Then select “Standard Mode” to start.

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Step 2: You will then be required to connect the device. Since your iPhone in the Apple logo, it’s likely your device may not be detected. If so, just follow the instructions showed on the interface to enter Recovery mode/DFU mode.

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Step 3: The next step is downloading the firmware online. You can decide which version of firmware to be downloaded and installed on your iPhone.

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Step 4: After the firmware is downloaded, click the “Start” button, and Fixppo will analyze the firmware info and use it to repair your Apple logo issue.

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Method 3: Restore iPhone with iTunes In Recovery Mode

Restoring your iPhone with iTunes in recovery mode is another option if neither of the above methods worked. This method has more success rate than restarting your iPhone. Recovery Mode involves a simple process in which your iPhone connects with iTunes and restore a fresh installation of the iOS or a backup of your data onto your phone.


iMyFone Fixppo also offers a free feature to enter Recovery mode in 1 click. If your buttons are broke, you can take a good advantage with Fixppo.

Steps involved using iTunes to restore Apple logo

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a computer and open iTunes software. For iPhone 6/5, long-press the Sleep/Wake button as well as the Home button simultaneously. For iPhone 7 users, change the Home button to the Volume Down button. For iPhone 8 and later including iPhone 12, long-press the Volume Up and Volume Down button.

Step 2: Release the Sleep/Wake button once the screen is black. Keep holding the home button until you see a popup message informing that your iPhone is detected in recovery mode and required to be restored.

Step 3: Next, click on "Restore" and iTunes will immediately start to download the software to restore your iPhone from scratch.

iTunes has detected iPhone in recovery mode

Method 4: DFU Mode to Fix Apple Logo Stuck

If method 1, 2, and 3 still doesn’t work, then DFU (Device Firmware Update) can be your best bet. DFU Mode helps your iPhone to recover from every booting-related issue. It stops your iPhone from booting up so that you can connect it to iTunes and restore the factory reset. I’ll warn you that there are chances that your data will be damaged or lost by DFU mode. You can implement this method if you are willing to take the risk.

Steps involved for DFU Restore

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a computer and launch the iTunes software. Next, For iPhone 5/6/7, long-press the Sleep/Wake button as well as the Home button (or Volume button for iPhone 7) simultaneously for 10 seconds. For iPhone 8 and later, long-press the volume up and volume down button.

Step 2: Release the Sleep/Wake button once the screen is black. Continue holding the home button till the time a popup message from iTunes is displayed confirming that your device is detected in recovery mode.

Step 3: Release the Sleep/Wake button once the screen is black. Keep holding the home button until you see a popup message informing that your iPhone is detected in recovery mode and required to be restored. If you see a completely black screen, then you are in DFU mode.

iPhone entered dfu mode

Step 4: Now, follow the above method “Recovery mode steps” to restore your device using iTunes.


We have discussed 4 best methods to solve iPhone stuck on Apple logo problem. It is highly unlikely that one of the aforementioned methods won’t resolve this issue. However, we recommend you to try the iMyFone Fixppo software as it won’t cause any data loss and can fix your problem in just a few clicks.

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