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How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

By Emily Watson, Friday, September 08, 2017

Problem: "My iPhone 6s Plus got stuck on Apple logo after reset. Whenever I tried to reboot the iPhone, the iPhone won't turn on past Apple logo then shuts off. How to fix my iPhone 6s stuck on Apple logo?"

Solution: Sometimes, iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X won't turn on and get stuck on Apple logo after restore, reset, update, screen replacement, water damage or jailbreak. Usually, the iPhone is frozen on apple logo screen and won't turn off. In other cases, the iPhone can't get past Apple logo screen then turn off and show black screen. That's why some users call it the white apple logo screen of death.

iPhone Stuck in Apple Logo

The name sounds scary but it is actually fixable. Here are the three ways to fix iPhone in Apple logo screen.

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Why is Your iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo?

When iPhone starts up, it has to turn on a serial of functions when it display the Apple logo screen. If there is anything preventing startup proceess in the operation system, iPhone can't turn on and gets stuck at Apple logo. There are many things that could prevent iPhone from starting up normally. Here are the most commonest reasons: 

  • iOS updates;

  • Jailbreak;

  • Restore iPhone after a factory reset;

  • Faulty hardware components.

Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo Without Computer

To get past the Apple logo on iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X, you should first force restart the frozen iPhone. This may not work, but it is simple and can be performed without a computer.

To hard reset an iPhone X/8/8 Plus: Press and release the Volume Up button > Press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the iPhone boots up.

To hard reset an iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Volume Down button until you see the Apple logo.

Hard Reset iPhone 7

To hard reset an iPhone 4/5/6: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Home button untile the Apple logo appears.

Hard Reset iPhone 6

However, if the iPhone still won't get past the Apple logo, you have to fix the device with iTunes on a computer. 

Fix iPhone Frozen on Apple Logo with iTunes

iTunes can help you to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen. However, restoring iPhone with iTunes will delete all data on the phone. If you don't want to lose data, check out how to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo without restoring.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your PC/Mac and connect the frozen iPhone with a USB cable.

Step 2 To let the iTunes to detect the iPhone, you should put the iPhone in recovery mode

Step 3 Once iTunes detects the iPhone, you will see this notification. Click Restore. 

Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 4 iTunes will restore your iPhone to factory settings and update the phone to latest iOS 11. 

Step 5 When the restore is done, your iPhone should go past the Apple logo and turn on. 

If not, you should restore iPhone in DFU mode (Device Firmware Update), which enables iPhone to communicate with iTunes in any status. Follow this guide to enter DFU mode on iPhone.

If iTunes won't recognize your iPhone on Apple logo or won't restore the iPhone, you can use the following tool to fix iPhone in Apple logo loop without iTunes.

Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo Without Restoring

FonePaw iOS System Recovery can easily help you fix iPhone 4/5/5s/6/7/7 Plus/8/X frozen on Apple logo without losing your data. It can fix white apple logo screen of death and other iOS system problems without iTunes and without restoring the iPhone

All you need to do is to download, install the tool in your computer, and let this tool to bring your iPhone back to life. Follow these simple steps to fix your iPhone that is stuck at Apple logo.

Click the Download button to get iOS System Recovery on your PC

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Step 1: Connect the iPhone to PC

Open the program on your PC and locate at "iOS System Recovery". Then connect your frozen iPhone to PC using lightning cable. The program will quickly detect that your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo. Click "Confirm" to start repairing the iPhone.

Start to Repair Connected iPhone

Step 2: Put the iPhone into Recovery/DFU Mode

The program will then prompt you to put your iPhone into recovery/DFU mode. It doesn't matter that you don't know how to enter the modes. The program has specific instruction to guide you. Follow the guiding to enter recovery/DFU mode.

Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

Entering recovery/DFU on iPhone X/8 Plus/7/7 Plus is a little different to that of other models. iOS System Recovery has a specialized guide for iPhone 7/7 Plus and above.

Put iPhone 7 Plus into Recovery Mode

Step 3: Confirm Your Device Info

The program will automatically download the suitable firmware package for your device. Just to be sure, check if the presented info match your iPhone. Then click "Repair" to begin to go past the Apple logo screen.

Check Your iPhone Info

Step 4: Waiting for the Repairing to Be Finished

The program will then download plugin and repair your iPhone. All you have to do is to wait for the repairing progress bar to hit 100%.

Repairing Completed

When you are waiting, please make sure:

  • Keep network connected during the whole process;

  • Do not move or use your iPhone during the process.

When the repairing is finished, your iPhone will reboot and get past the Apple logo.

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Note: When using iPhone, we may come across some unexpected troubles. For your data's safety, develop the habit of backing up your iPhone regularly.

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