"My iPhone gets 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 the problem?"
The problem that your iPhone won't turn on and gets stuck on Apple logo usually happens after restoring, reset, update, screen replacement, water damage or jailbreak. Mostly, it’s due to software corruption. It seems that the iPhone is frozen on the 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.
The name sounds scary, but it is actually fixable. Here are the three ways to fix iPhone in Apple logo screen.
When an iPhone starts up, it has to turn on a serial of functions when it displays the Apple logo screen. If there is anything preventing the startup process in the operation system, the iPhone can't turn on and gets stuck at the Apple logo. There are many things that could prevent iPhone from starting up normally. Here are the commonest reasons:
- iOS updates;
- Restore iPhone after a factory reset;
- Faulty hardware components.
To get past the Apple logo on iPhone, you can first force restart the frozen iPhone. Though this may not work, it’s the simplest attempt and can be performed without a computer.
To hard reset an iPhone 8/X/11/12/13: Press and release the Volume Up button > Press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side 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 until the Apple logo appears.
However, if the iPhone still won't get past the Apple logo, you have to fix the device with iTunes on a computer.
iTunes is a further way to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen. It allows you to perform a system restore on your iPhone and get it back to normal. You have to first put your iPhone into Recovery Mode and then restore it with iTunes. Unfortunately, this will erase your data on your phone (but you can later restore a backup from iTunes or iCloud).
If you don't want to lose data, we suggest that you skip to Solution 3.
Step 1: Connect iPhone to Computer
Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with a USB cable. You don’t need to launch iTunes for the moment.
Step 2: Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode
Recovery Mode is what you can use to troubleshoot your iPhone system errors by letting your iTunes (or Finder for Mac) detect and fix the problems for you. To enter Recovery Mode is similar to the way of hard resetting your iPhone, but there are still differences.
Put an iPhone 8/X/11/12/13 into Recovery Mode: Press and release the Volume Up button > Press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the Recovery Mode on iPhone screen (When you see the Apple logo, do not release the Side button but keep holding it).
Put an iPhone 7/7 Plus into Recovery Mode: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Volume Down button. When the Apple logo appears, release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the Volume Down button until you see the Recovery Mode.
Put an iPhone 4/5/6 into Recovery Mode: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Home button. When the Apple logo shows up, release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the Home button until the Recovery Mode shows up.
Step 3: Launch iTunes to Repair your iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo
Now, launch iTunes on your computer. It will automatically detect your iPhone, you will see this notification. Click Restore to recover it.
- Pay attention that the Restore feature will erase all the data on your iPhone.
Step 4: Wait for iTunes to Restore your iPhone
iTunes will restore your iPhone to factory settings and update the phone to latest iOS version. The process can take 10 minutes or more.
Step 5: White Apple Logo Screen of Death Fixed
When the restore is done, your iPhone should be able to 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.
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.
Instead of using iTunes to restore your iPhone and erase the data to do the recovery, using a reliable third-party iPhone system recovery tool can help you avoid data loss and make the process simpler.
FonePaw iOS System Recovery is a powerful and easy-to-use program that can help you fix iPhone frozen on Apple logo without wiping 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
Step 1: Connect the iPhone to PC
Open the program on your PC. Then connect your frozen iPhone to PC using a lightning cable. The program will quickly detect that your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo. If you can see Free Quick Fix option, try it firstly, which is able to fix a couple of common iPhone system issues and is totally free.
If it cannot work, select Standard Mode or Advanced Mode accordingly and click "Confirm" to start repairing the iPhone. It’s noted that the Advanced Mode will also wipe the data on your 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.
Entering recovery/DFU on different iPhone modes is a little different from each other. iOS System Recovery has a specialized guide for iPhone 7/7 Plus and above (or you can also refer to here).
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 matches your iPhone. Then click "Repair" to begin to go past the Apple logo screen.
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%.
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.
- When using iPhone, we may come across some unexpected troubles. For your data's safety, develop the habit of backing up your iPhone regularly.
When your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, you can try 3 ways to do the recovery: force restart your iPhone, restore your iPhone with iTunes, and repair it with FonePaw iOS System Recovery. Just try each one according to your need. By the way, if all the three methods doesn’t work, there’s a possibility that your iPhone has got an hardware issue, so try to contact the Apple service for help. And wish that you can successfully get your iPhone back to normal.