iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen? 6 Solutions Offered

When updating or restoring iPhone, it may get stuck on loading screen. You might see a white Apple logo with a loading bar in black background or a black Apple logo with a loading bar in white background (see the picture below) and you have no clue what should you do next. With so many questions murmuring in the mind, you may be feeling frustrated and want to know how you could fix it.

iPhone stuck on loading screen

There are many reasons behind "iPhone being stuck on loading screen" issue, like malware attack, unstable iOS firmware installation, maybe conflicts in booting settings, or some other reasons. We're going to explain you some troubleshooting tips that can be performed to fix this issue. So, keep reading!

1. Make Sure the Network Connection Is Good

When your iPhone gets stuck on loading screen, please take your network connection into consideration. When the network connection is not good, it can trouble you and your device, making the device getting stuck in loading screen.

check network connection

2. Check Apple System Status

You should check Apple System status while the problem with loading screen occurs. Try visiting Apple System Status page from your PC and see if any service outages or not. If there's nothing, jump to the next fix.

apple system status

3. Force Restart iPhone

You can force restart your device and then see if the problem goes or not. Force restarting an iPhone is the most basic workaround for almost any iOS issue and we hope it will work here to. Follow the steps given below to force restart your device.

For iPhone 6 and old devices – Start pressing 'Power' button and 'Home' button simultaneously and release them when you see Apple logo appearing after nearly 8 seconds.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – These devices needs pressing and holding down 'Power' and 'Volume Down' buttons simultaneously for roughly 8-10 seconds. Release the buttons when Apple logo becomes visible.

force restart iPhone 7

For iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X – Press 'Volume Up' and release quickly. Press 'Volume Down' and release quickly. Now, keep pressing 'Power' button until you see Apple logo.

force reboot iPhone 8

4. Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen without Data Loss

When the above solutions are not working and you iPhone is still stuck on the loading screen, we suggest you using iMyFone iOS System Recovery in such case since there could be some sort of iOS issue in your device. iMyFone iOS System Recovery is a third-party tool that guarantees to fix iOS devices to normal. It can repair any kind of iOS problem via its 'Fix iOS System' feature. The silver lining is, this tool works without harming your data and keep it intact.

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How to Use iMyFone iOS System Recovery to Fix iPhone Stuck on the Loading Screen

Step 1 – Get the software to your PC by downloading it. Launch it now and then connect your iPhone via a USB cord. The 'Standard Mode' will work for your problem so go for the mode and select it from the main screen.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2 – You will now need to put your device into DFU or recovery mode for better detection. You can now follow the instruction on screen to do that.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3 – Once your device get detected by the software easily and this will help you in downloading the suitable iOS firmware for your device. Just click on 'Download' button and then the software with its ability will download the suitable firmware for your device.

download firmware

Step 4 – In the last, click on 'Start to Fix' option and your device will be repaired soon. Within a couple of minutes, you will get your iPhone back to normal and free from loading screen.

finished fixing iOS

5. Restore with iTunes using DFU Mode

On being unsuccessful in performing above methods and unfortunately your iPhone still cannot pass the loading screen, restoring iPhone may help you out. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how you can restore your iPhone with iTunes using DFU mode. But please note that your data will get erased completely while performing this method.

  • First, launch latest iTunes and connect your iPhone to PC.
  • You can follow the instruction provided by iMyFone iOS System Recovery to put your device into DFU mode.
  • Once it gets detected by iTunes, you will get a pop-up where you need to click 'OK'. Lastly, hit on 'Restore iPhone' and confirm that. Soon your iPhone will be restored and may come back to normally.

restore iPhone using iTunes

6. Hardware Problem

If you still find your iPhone stuck on loading screen, it unfortunately could be a hardware problem in your device. In such a situation, you are left with no other option than going to the nearest Apple Store and handing over your device to the expert there. They will tell you the real cause and get your device fixed.

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