I recently updated my iPhone 7 to iOS 14 and now it's stuck on the Apple logo with a progress bar聽which fills until nearly the end but freezes just as it's about to complete. I have more than 5000 photos on my phone. I cannot lose them. Can anyone help?

An iPhone stuck on the Apple logo with a progress bar or loading bar is a quite common problem. The problem can occur when you update your iOS version, no matter you are updateing to the new software iOS 14/13.7, or an older verison like iOS 11/12.

Sometimes, it also happens when you restore your iPhone. The good news is, such problems like the iPhone update bar not moving or your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo with the loading bar after restoring can be fixed with the methods mentioned in this article.

Now you are supposed to have a brief view聽of each method first and then you can check the details of them.

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Difficulty Easy Easy Complex
Required Time Long Short Long
Data Loss after Fixing No No Yes
What Issues Can Be Fixed Only battery issues All system/software issues Some software issues

1. Basic Troubleshooting Option to Fix iPhone Stuck on Update Bar

Sometimes the progress bar can be moving so slowly that it seems like聽it is not moving at all. The progress bar is an indication of an installation process such as a software update, and the number and size of files can affect the progress bar.

It will look like that your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo with loading bar if you have lots of data on your phone. Therefore, it may be a good idea to connect the device to a power source and leave it there for a longer time 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 Loading Apple Logo via a 3rd-Party Tool

If your iPhone never bypasses the Apple logo with loading bar after several hours, then it cannot finish the process by itself and there might be something wrong with the software on your iOS devices.

Then you will need a system repair tool because your iOS is not installed properly. For this purpose, we recommend that you use the聽iMyFone Fixppo iOS repair tool聽which is a comprehensive solution that can help you fix all issues that may be affecting your iOS (iOS 14/13 included).

  • The best feature of it is that all the data on your device will be kept after the fix.
  • It offers a 100% success rate to fix the system issues on your device.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions, including the latest iPhone 12 and iOS 14.
  • It is easy to use and highly effective in system repair, allowing you to have your device working normally in just a few minutes.

The following is a step-by-step solution to help you use聽the iOS repair tool to get your device out of the Apple logo with this issue. Begin by downloading, installing and launching the program to your computer.

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Step 1: Select the "Standard Mode". After clicking on any of the three modes displayed, connect the iPhone to the computer. Then 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. If you are unable to put the device in DFU mode, the program will guide you to put it in Recovery mode.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: 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 will show you all the versions of firmware. Simply choose a version and click "Download" to download the firmware.

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Step 3: 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. All your data will be kept.

finished fixing your device

It cannot only fix the iPhone stuck on Apple logo with loading bar (also known as update bar or progress bar), but also repair the devices stuck on the Apple logo, black/white screen and even a device that is stuck in DFU mode. For its positive results, it wins good feedback from users. If you have the same problem, download Fixppo to have a try now.

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3. Use DFU Mode to Fix iPhone Update Bar Not Moving

Another way to fix the iPhone stuck on the update bar (even when you are updating to iOS 14) is to put it in DFU mode and restore it. This will erase everything on your iPhone. Please think twice before you try this method. The following is how to do it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes (Make sure your iTunes is up to date); if you are using Mac running macOS Catalina and above, just open Finder.

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 Computer" icon, you've held on for too long and need to start again.)

put the device in DFU mode

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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If you don't want to lose your data, we recommend that you use iMyFone Fixppo (all iOS versions and even iOS 14 are supported). It applies different technology from iTunes so that it can avoid many iTunes errors. It is also a trustworthy tool recommended by many famous websites around the world.

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If you know any other solutions to fix iPhone update/loading/progress bar not moving, feel free to leave a comment below. And if you want to explore more solutions for iPhone update issues such as death of black screen, please check here.

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