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Here Is How To Fix iPhone 12/13 Stuck On Apple Logo

Jun 02, 2023 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


Apple is the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization. So, it is funny how that does not help them with ever-present software issues such as iPhones getting stuck on the Apple logo.

This issue has been going on since the first iPhone in 2007! Still, it is a hard time for users with iPhones stuck on Apple logo, and we are here to help. If your iPhone 12/iPhone 13 is stuck on Apple logo, read on.

Part I: Reasons For iPhone 12/13 Stuck On Apple Logo

apple logo during iphone boot

It may not matter to you as to why your iPhone 12 is stuck on Apple logo seeing as it is and all you want is to unstick it, but it helps to understand the reasons why your iPhone could get stuck on the Apple logo screen:

  1. Low battery: One of the first things to do is plug the charger in and wait. That way, you know that it is not battery charge causing this issue. Sometimes the iPhone might refuse to proceed beyond the boot screen (Apple logo) simply because of low charge. In that case, it is supposed to know the battery screen, but this is software, and bugs can surface anytime.
  2. Software glitches: Apart from a low charge, software glitches will be next. If the cable was unplugged during the update, the connection was lost, or an incorrect or corrupt update has taken place, they can cause this issue. Trying to downgrade from a higher version of iOS to a lower using the Update method will also cause this issue.
  3. Jailbreaking or unauthorized modifications: Jailbreaking used to be the in-thing not many years ago, and some still swear by it, no matter how redundant it has become today. And, Jailbreaking compromises the system's integrity and stability, which are more crucial today. Therefore, Jailbreaking is not a recommended option.
  4. Hardware issues: Although less common, hardware problems can also lead to an iPhone 13 getting stuck on the Apple logo. Issues with the device's battery, display, or internal components can interfere with the normal booting process.

Part II: How To Fix iPhone 12/13 Stuck On Apple Logo

iphone stuck on apple logo

Before diving in and spending time fixing this, it is prudent to ensure it is necessary. Because the process to unstick the iPhone 12 stuck on Apple logo requires wiping the device and will take effort to set it up again afresh.

So, if you are transferring your old iPhone to a new one, it might appear stuck, but it is most likely working in the background. Give it an hour or two, depending on the data transferred from the old iPhone.

If that is not the case, and you have reasons to believe the iPhone is stuck, these are the ways to resolve this issue quickly.

II.I: Force Restart

There is an unspoken rule in computer hardware - restart when in doubt. Restarting is essential as it flushes out system memory and starts everything fresh. This resolves temporary conflicts that might bring down the system. Here is how to restart iPhone 12/13:

Step 1: Start by pressing the Volume Up key and release it

Step 2: Quickly press the Volume Down key and let go

Step 3: Lastly, press the Side button and hold until the Apple logo appears.

iphone 12 stuck on apple logo

II.II: Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

If force restart does not help and your iPhone 13 is still stuck on the Apple logo, you can restore your iPhone to Recovery Mode to restore iOS. Here is how:

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer (preferably with an original Apple cable). This step is vital because otherwise, the iPhone will only restart.

Step 2: Follow the steps above (for force restarting) to enter the device in Recovery Mode.

iphone recovery mode

Step 3: Click Restore to download the latest firmware version for your model straight from Apple. This method will wipe the device, and a fresh setup will be required once the iPhone restarts.


Sometimes, Recovery Mode may not cut it. It would help if you put your iPhone in DFU mode; this is Device Firmware Upgrade mode. This method gives direct access to the device with no bootloader in Recovery Mode. This is how to get the iPhone in DFU mode:

Step 1: Having connected the iPhone to the computer with the cable, press the Volume Up key and release.

Step 2: Press the Volume Down key and release.

Step 3: Press the Power key and keep it pressed for 10 seconds.

Step 4: Keeping the Power key pressed, press the Volume Down key for 5 seconds.

Step 5: Release the Power key and press the Volume Down key for 10 seconds.

If everything was done properly, the iPhone should be in DFU mode, and the screen should remain black. iTunes or Finder will also show that iPhone is in DFU mode.

II.IV: Fix iPhone 12/13 Stuck On Apple Logo Using Dr.Fone-System Repair

Wondershare Dr.Fone is like that Swiss army knife you can use for nearly everything on your smartphone and tablet. So, you can use it to repair iOS, and you can use it to delete junk from the device. Moreover, it can wipe the device securely before selling it, take backups and restore backups, and do fun things such as spoofing your location and pranking friends and family!

Here is how to use Dr.Fone-System Repair to repair iPhone to unstick it if it is stuck at the Apple logo:

Get Wondershare Dr.Fone to start.

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Step 1: Find System Repair after launching Dr.Fone. Then, get into "iPhone":

drfone operating system choice

Step 2: Choose iOS Repair on the left part of the screen:

drfone ios system repair process

Step 3: Standard Repair is good enough to fix your issue, and you won't lose the data:

drfone ios standard repair

Standard Repair mode helps you fix iOS system issues without any data loss.

Step 4: In case the device was not connected to the computer with a data cable for a while or ever, you will need to confirm the connection. Dr.Fone shows the instructions on how to trust the computer:

drfone iphone trust computer instructions

Step 5: Put the iPhone 12/13 in Recovery Mode:

iphone recovery mode instructions

Step 6: Once the device is in Recovery Mode, Dr.Fone gets the firmware files you can download for your specific device. Please install the firmware on the right version:

drfone ios firmware list

Step 7: After the download is finished and Dr.Fone is ready to proceed, it shows the following:

drfone system repair ios

Step 8: Click Repair Now. Once complete, Dr.Fone will show the following notification:

system repair complete screen

Step 9: Your iPhone will restart when you click Done.

This fixes the iPhone 12/13 stuck on Apple logo issue.

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Advantages Of Using Dr.Fone-System Repair

Even if you are fully capable of using the official Apple way of doing things, you might be better off using Dr.Fone for several reasons:

  1. If your household has several models of iPhone and iPad, you are in for a world of trouble when putting those devices in Recovery or DFU mode. You might need to remember how to put the device in Recovery or DFU mode again. Dr.Fone will help you with specific instructions for the attached model. No need to search for the way on the internet first.
  2. If you want to downgrade from a higher iOS version to a lower one, for example, from iOS 16 to 15, you will not be able to do that officially. Dr.Fone will let you do that in just a few clicks.
  3. You cannot repair iOS using the Apple way. The 'Update' option may or may not work reliably for you. However, with Dr.Fone, you know everything is happening with your approval and knowledge, so you are confident throughout the process.
  4. In some instances, iTunes or Finder may fail to recognize the device. But, the device is still attached to the USB bus on the computer, and Dr.Fone can read and detect the device.

II.V: Contact Apple Support

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It is a rare occurrence wherein one cannot fix issues with their Apple device software alone. In such instances, the only remaining option is to make an appointment with Apple Support and take it forward. They are equipped to handle everything for you.


It is a major 'oops' moment when you see your iPhone 13 stuck on Apple logo and can't seem to do anything about it. The good news is that you can use Dr.Fone-System Repair to try and fix the issue without deleting data. Then, if it is not resolved, Advanced Mode can perform a thorough repair to fix iPhone 12/13 stuck on Apple logo issue in just a few clicks.

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