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Is Your iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? 4 Solutions You'd Wish You Knew Sooner

We’ve all been there. If you use an iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or some other iPhone models, you have likely encountered the frustrating issue of seeing your iPhone get stuck on the Apple logo and just can't get past it. The normally pleasant image of the iconic Apple logo becomes an irritating (and even panic-inducing) sight.

How can you clearly recognize that this is the problem? Well, your iPhone will be stuck on the Apple logo screen, and it won’t work at all. You can’t use any of the functions, and pressing the Home button does nothing. You can power down your iPhone with the Power button, but it will do nothing else. You have probably panicked if you have seen this screen in the past!

iphone stuck on apple logo

iPhone stuck on Apple logo

Are you dealing with this problem right now? I understand how you feel, but thankfully you are now in the right place because we have the solution. Read ahead to learn about all of the different ways that you can fix your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo.

Here are the four main options to fix the problem. We will describe them in detail below:

  1. Force restart - The most basic solution is to try to force restart your iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or any other iPhone model. This is a very basic and free option, but it simply will not work in most cases. You can always try this first, but do not be surprised if it does not work.
  2. A ‘no data loss’ solution – Using dr.fone or similar online programs is the fastest and most efficient way to fix an iPhone that is stuck on the Apple logo, and you don’t have to risk losing any data.
  3. Restore in Recovery Mode – While this method does erase all of the data on your phone, you can use your previous backups to restore everything very easily.
  4. Do a full DFU restore - This is the most serious type of iPhone restoration, and so a default firmware update should only be used with caution, and after you have tried all other options.

Part 1. Basic Solution: Force Restart iPhone to Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo

Using a forced restart to fix an iPhone when it is stuck on the Apple logo is usually the first thing that people try, and it can work. It usually works best when there are no other problems with your iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or any other iPhone model in the first place. Even if it doesn’t work, it is always worth a try – it won’t harm anything, so it can’t hurt!

1.1 Here’s how you can force restart your iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, SE and earlier to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo.

  1. Hold down the power and Home buttons at the same time.
  2. Once you see the screen go to black, release both of the buttons right away.
  3. Hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.
  4. Your iPhone should restart as normal. If everything is normal and all good, the issue is fixed.

force restart iPhone 6 to fix iphone stuck on apple logo

force restart iPhone 6 to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo

1.2 How to force restart an iPhone 7 and 7s to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus operate a little bit differently than previous models, but thankfully the process is still almost the same.

  1. Press down on the power and the volume buttons at the same time.
  2. When the screen turns black, let go of the buttons.
  3. Hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.
  4. Hopefully, your iPhone will restart normally – if so, the problem is fixed!

1.3 How to force restart iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, & iPhone XS (Max) to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo.

If your iPhone 8 (or newer) gets the Apple logo stuck on its home screen, the process to force restart is slightly different from all previous models.

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button
  3. Press and hold the button on the side for about 10 seconds.
  4. These actions should be performed in a quick succession of one another. Once your iPhone reboots, you can release the side button.

force restart iPhone 8 to fix iphone stuck on apple logo

Steps to hard reset iPhone X to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo

If the forced restart doesn't fix the problem, you can move onto the next three options.

Part 2. The Most Efficient Solution: Fix an iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo without any Data Loss

Ok, so the force restart solution didn’t work for you, and your iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or any other iPhone model is still stuck on the Apple logo screen. How frustrating! Thankfully, you can move onto an affordable step that will solve your problem and save your date. Head to the dr.fone website, and scroll to the Repair option. The dr.fone team has specifically designed dr.fone - Repair to get rid different iPhone issues, such as the ‘stuck on the Apple logo’ problem that you are facing. Best of all? It fixes your iOS and sets it back to normal, without causing any data loss whatsoever.

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  1. Head to the website and download the dr.fone program, and then install it on your PC or Mac computer. After the installation process is completed, double-click on the dr.fone icon that is now on your desktop. That launches the program.
  2. fix iphone stuck on apple logo with dr.fone
    Use the Repair function to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo without data loss.
  3. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
  4. Navigate to the dashboard and select "Repair."
  5. A window will pop up – select "iOS Repair" and you can find Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. You are advised to use Standard Mode first.
  6. connect iphone to computer
    Click Standard Mode to begin the system repair.


  7. Another window will then pop up, and your iDevice model information is automatically detected. You need to choose to download the right matched iOS firmware.
  8. download the correct iphone firmware
    download the matching firmware package


  9. As soon as the download has finished, dr. fone will begin repairing the problem that is causing the frozen Apple logo on your screen.
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    Click Fix Now to repair the problem


  11. Once the problem is repaired, your phone will restart automatically. You should now be able to use it like normal. Whew! That annoying problem is fixed, and you can rest easy that your phone is fixed. That annoying Apple logo stuck on your iPhone will finally go away.

Part 3. The Next Solution: Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

Ok, it has come to this. You have to restore your iPhone in Recovery Mode in order to solve the frozen Apple logo problem. Remember – this means that all of the data on your iPhone will be erased. You should make sure that you have the latest backup of your iPhone and your computer is equipped with the most current version of iTunes. Then get started to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo with the steps below:

3.1 For iPhone 6s or older devices:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
  2. Press and hold the Power and Home button at the same time. The white Apple logo will show up, don't release the buttons.
  3. Keep holding the two buttons until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
iphone in recovery mode
Follow the steps to put iPhone in Recovery mode.

3.2 For your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the process is similar but slightly different.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
  2. Hold down the Power button and the Volume Down buttons at the same.
  3. You will see the white Apple logo screen too. Just keep holding the two buttons until you see the connect to iTunes screen.

3.3 For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR & iPhone XS (Max):

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.

After you put iPhone in recovery mode successfully, click on Restore in the dialog box and follow the on-screen instructions to restore your iPhone and get rid of iPhone stuck on Apple logo issue.

You may be interested in: How to Recover iPhone Data Lost after Restore?

restore iphone in recovery mode
Once your iPhone is in recovery mode, you will see this popup on your computer.

Part 4. The Most Thorough Solution: Restore iPhone In DFU Mode

By this point, you have tried the 1st and 3rd step, and you are at your wit’s end. While we recommend you go to step 2 and use dr.fone, you might decide to try a DFU (Default Firmware Update) restore. This is the most serious type of iPhone restoration, and it should only be used as a last ditch option. It leads to complete and irreversible data loss, so don’t say we didn’t warn you!

4.1 Fix iPhone 6s and newer devices stuck on Apple logo in DFU mode, you can follow these steps.

  1. Connect your iPhone to a computer with a USB, and open iTunes.
  2. Hold down both the Home and Power buttons for about 8 seconds.
  3. Release the Power button, but keep holding down the Home button. A message will pop up that, "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode."
  4. When you release the Home button your iPhone will go fully black (if it doesn’t you’ll need to start again).
  5. On this iPhone in recovery mode popup, click on OK and then click on Restore iPhone.

4.2 Fix iPhone 7 and 7 Plus stuck on Apple logo in DFU mode, you can follow these steps.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or laptop with a USB, and turn on iTunes.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time for at least 8 seconds.
  3. Let go of the Power button, but keep pressing down on the Volume Down button. You should see a message that says, "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode."
  4. When you let go of the Volume button your screen should go fully black (if it doesn’t you’ll need to repeat the process).
  5. At this point, you can restore your iPhone in DFU mode using iTunes.

4.3 Fix iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS (Max) stuck on Apple logo in DFU mode, you can follow these steps.

  1. Plug your iPhone X or iPhone 8 into your Mac or PC.
  2. Make sure iTunes is running.
  3. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  4. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  5. Then hold the Power/Slide button until the screen goes black.
  6. Then press and hold the Volume Down button while continuing to hold the Side button.
  7. After 5 seconds, release the Side button but continue to hold the Volume Down button, until you see the "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode." popup.

Once you put the iPhone in DFU mode, click the OK button on the iTunes popup window and then click Restore to restore your iPhone in DFU mode.

restore frozen iPhone in dfu mode

Restore iPhone in DFU mode to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo screen.

Also, there are some useful DFU tools which are really helpful when you need to boot iPhone in DFU mode.

Part 5. What can cause your iPhone to become Stuck on the Apple Logo?

If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, you are probably wondering what caused the problem. If you understand the catalyst for the problem, you are far less likely to have it happen again. Check out some of the most common reasons that your iPhone’s Home screen might become stuck on the Apple logo.

  1. It’s an upgrade issue – You might notice that your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo immediately after you upgrade to the newest iOS 12 or iOS 11. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it is usually down to trying to install the newest iOS on an older phone. Besides the iOS 12 problems, iOS 11 is talked as one of the most problematic iOS versions. You can check other iOS 11 problems here.
  2. You tried to jailbreak your phone – Whether you tried to perform the jailbreak yourself or you took it to a technician, you iPhone can become stuck on Apple logo after you have attempted the jailbreak process.
  3. It happens after you restore from iTunes – No matter why you are restoring your iPhone, it can become stuck on Apple screen after you restore it from iTunes or from iCloud.
  4. During an update or restore – We all have to update or restore our iPhones on a semi-regular basis for a variety of reasons. If you have an issue while installing an update or performing a regular restore, your iPhone XR, iPhone XS (Max), or any other iPhone model can get stuck on the Apple logo screen.

Part 6. What If the problem is caused by Hardware Problems?

If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo and you have tried the above solutions, the problem might actually be with your hardware, and not a software issue. If this is the case, you should do a few things:

  1. Arrange a troubleshooting appointment online or by phone with Apple Support.
  2. Head into an Apple Store to see if they can assess and diagnose the problem.
  3. If your iPhone is out of warranty and the Apple Geniuses are quoting high rates, you can always seek the advice of an independent technician.

We all know just how frustrating it can be to stare down at your phone and just see the screen stuck on the Apple logo. If you have seen the Apple logo stuck on your Home screen one too many times, it’s finally time to fix the problem for good. Thankfully, by using these steps listed above and following the advice we have included in this article, your phone should be back up and running within no time. Good luck!

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