iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo with Progress Bar, How to Fix?

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I recently updated my device to iOS 12 and now it’s stuck on the Apple Logo with a progress bar showing. The progress bar fills until nearly the end but freezes just as it’s about to complete. When I connect the device to iTunes, it appears to be normal; iTunes displays all the details about the device. I have tried everything, even putting the device in DFU mode doesn’t work. Can anyone help?”

An iPhone stuck on the Apple Logo with progress bar is quite a common experience. The problem can occur when you update your iOS version to iOS 11 or the new iOS 12. The good news is, the problem is easily fixed as we shall see in the course of this article.

3 Tips to Fix iPhone Stuck on the Apple Logo with Progress Bar

1. Basic Troubleshooting Options

Sometimes the progress bar can be moving so slowly that it seems like the progress bar is not moving at all. If the progress bar is an indication an installation process such as a software update, the number and size of files as well as the strength of your connection can affect the progress bar, causing it to take anywhere between a few minutes and an hour.

It may therefore be a good idea to connect the device to a power source so that it won’t run out of power while the process completes. If the progress bar remains on the screen for too long (a few hours) you may need a more comprehensive solution.

2. Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo with Progress Bar via 3rd-Party Tool

There are third-party solutions that can be used to fix issues affecting iOS devices like the device stuck on the Apple Logo, the black/white screen and even a device that is stuck in DFU mode. One of the best solutions for that purpose is iMyFone iOS System Recovery Tool which is a comprehensive solution that can help you fix all issues that may be affecting your iOS system (iOS 12 included). It is quite easy to use and highly effective in its operation, allowing you to have your device working normally in just a few minutes.

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The following is a step by step solution to help you use the iOS repair tool to get your device out of the Apple Logo with loading bar.

Step 1: Begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer. Launch it. Before clicking on any of the three modes displayed, connect the iPhone to the computer.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: Select the “Standard Mode” and the program will prompt you to put the device in DFU mode. Click “Start” and then follow the on-screen instructions to put the device in DFU mode.

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If you are unable to put the device in DFU mode, the program will guide you to put it in Recovery mode.

 enter Recovery mode under Standard mode

Step 3: Once the device is in recovery mode or DFU mode, the next step is to download the firmware that corresponds with your device. The program already detects the necessary firmware, simply click “Download” to download the firmware.

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Step 4: Once the firmware download is complete, click “Start to Fix” and the program will begin fixing the device. The whole process will take no more than a few minutes and your device will be back to normal.

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If the Standard Mode fails to fix device, you may need to use the Advanced Mode. It is however worth noting that while the Advanced Mode will fix the iPhone stuck on Apple Logo with loading bar, you will also lose all the data on your device. The following is a guide on how to use the Advanced Mode.

Open the program and then connect the device. From the main menu, select the “Advanced Mode.” From there, the process is much the same as it is with the Standard Mode.

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3. Put the Device in DFU Mode and Restore It

Another way to fix the device is to put it in DFU mode and restore via iTunes. The following is how to do it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the Computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Turn off the iPhone. Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home (Volume for iPhone 7) together for about 10 seconds. (If you see the Apple Logo, you’ve been holding them for too long.)

Step 3: let go of the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the Home (Volume) button for another 5 seconds. (If you see the “Connect to iTunes” icon, you’ve held on for too long and need to start again.)

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Step 4: A black screen indicates the device is in DFU mode. Click “Restore” to restore your iPhone to factory settings when prompted in iTunes. After the process is complete, the device should be back to normal.

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