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 an iPhone 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 keeps showing the apple logo and then turn off and show black screen. That's why some users call it the white apple logo screen of death.

The name sounds scary but it is actually fixable. To get past the Apple logo, you should first force restart the frozen iPhone. If the iPhone fails to boot up, you can get the iPhone out of Apple logo loop by restoring the device with iTunes. If iPhone won't connect to iTunes or you don't want to erase all your data, there is another way for you to fix the Apple logo loop without iTunes and without restore. Please read on for the specific steps. 

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When your iPhone 4/5/6/7/8/X is frozen on Apple logo, you can force restart/hard reset the iPhone in these steps.

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.

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

However, if the iPhone still won't get past the Apple logo and turn off, you have to fix the device with 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 Your iPhone should go past the Apple logo and turn on. If not, try to put the iPhone in DFU mode and try to restore the iPhone in DFU mode.

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 these magical 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 "More Tools" > "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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