What is iPhone stuck on Apple logo error

It’s been 1 hour stuck on the Apple logo since you started restoring, updating, or simply migrating iPhone from a previous device? If your iPhone got frozen the same way not willing to answer, follow our instructions below to fix it. Usually, such errors occur upon software bugs, installation of jailbreak, and hardware issues in rarer cases. Try to recall what manipulations you did before having your iPhone stuck on its way to a successful reboot. If nothing comes to your mind and iPhone got frozen for no obvious reason, then this might be a temporary error that will be resolved immediately after completing a couple of steps. In addition to that, iPhone is not the only device that can be hit by this error. Other iOS products like iPad or iPod can also be stuck in a similar way refusing to reboot after hours of waiting. Whatever your device is, follow all the steps listed below to get rid of the problem and reboot your device back to its normal condition.

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Download repair tool

As a rule, using native Apple instructions should be enough to resolve the issue unless you have serious hardware problems being the root of the error. Performing manual steps may sometimes be complicated and time-consuming as well. This is why using a third-party utility like iMyFone Fixppo may help you save time. Although the basic version is totally free, there are some advanced features that become available only after buying the full version. Whatever the case, you can learn how to use this software in the instructions outlined below.

Download iOS Repair Tool
  1. Download and install iMyFone Fixppo for either Mac or Windows.
  2. Once done, open the app and plug your device into the computer.
  3. The program should recognize your device and offer a couple of options.
  4. If your device is stuck and doesn’t want to respond to any of your attempts, click Exit Recovery Mode.
  5. After this, click Enter recovery mode to initialize recovery. If you have a USB icon displayed on the screen, it means everything is workings the way it should.
  6. Once recovery mode is entered, you will be given a choice to select Standard or Deep repair.
  7. Standard is meant to search for basic issues and bugs to address them without wiping out your data.

    Deep repair will reset your device to factory settings and delete the entire data stored on it.

  8. Choose whichever suits you the most and download the appropriate firmware found by iMyFone Fixppo to fix the error.
  9. Finally, wait until the app finishes its repair and restores your device. It will take about 15 minutes to end.

1. Force your device to restart

This is the very first solution you should apply when dealing with the problem. If you are lucky, it will be the only solution you need to rectify the error. Force restart allows users to reboot their device in case it is frozen, stuck, and refuses to start up correctly. It is recommended to charge up your device preemptively as this procedure may require energy and extra time to finish. Here is what you have to do according to the official Apple instructions for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod model:

iPhone 8 and later (including 2nd generation of iPhone SE):

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button (which you use to unlock your screen) until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation):

  1. Press and hold both Side and the Volume Down button together at the same time.
  2. Likewise in the previous steps, the Apple logo should appear on the screen.

iPad models with a Home button, iPhone 6s or earlier, and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier:

  1. Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and the Home button until you see the same Apple logo as it was above.

iPad models without a Home button:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then press-hold the Power button and wait until the iPad restarts.

This method summarizes how you can reboot your device. Unfortunately, sometimes force-restart does not work and iPhone or other device continues to be stuck in the same place. In such a case, users should Enter Recovery mode, which will erase all the stored data, but reset your device to eliminate the error. Although the downside is that you will lose your data, it is actually very effective when trying to get over the stuck Apple logo screen. Proceed to the next section to learn how you can perform this step:

2. Enter recovery mode

As mentioned in the conclusion above, this method bears a risk of erasing everything stored on your device in case the first stage of recovery fails. This is why it is worth having a backup on iCloud to return data after restoring your device. Before doing that, you’ve got to make sure your device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod) is connected to Mac or Windows PC using a USB cable. After that, follow the steps below. Keep in mind that some of them vary depending on what macOS version you use:

STAGE #1

Set up your Mac or Windows before Entering Recovery mode:

  1. If you are using macOS Catalina or later, go to Finder from your dock panel.
  2. If you are on macOS Mojave or earlier, or Windows PC, you have to open iTunes. Make sure it has the latest update installed.

STAGE #2

Then, you have to press a combination of buttons for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod version. All the instructions for each model are listed below. They are exactly the same as it was when we force-restarted the device.

For iPhone 8 and later (including 2nd generation of iPhone SE):

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button (which you use to unlock your screen) until you see the Recovery mode screen.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation):

  1. Press and hold both Side and the Volume Down button together at the same time.
  2. Likewise in the previous steps, the Recovery mode should appear on the screen.

iPad models with a Home button, iPhone 6s or earlier, and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier:

  1. Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and the Home button at the same time until you see the same Recovery mode screen as it was above.

iPad models without a Home button (Face ID):

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then press-hold the Power button and wait until the iPad starts in Recovery mode.

STAGE #3

  1. Once you entered Recovery mode on your device model, a pop-up window will display on the screen of your Mac or Windows in Finder or iTunes. Make sure to click on Update and wait until the process installs the latest iOS version on your device.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts until an update gets finally installed. Do not disconnect your device while seeing the Apple logo and progress bar on the screen.
  3. If the update process does not come to finish and fails, you will be proposed to restore your device. Press the necessary buttons to initiate the process. As mentioned, this is an urgent measure that has to be taken in case previous steps did not help you resolve the issue. We will say again that restoring your device to factory settings will delete all data stored on the system. You’ve got to be sure there is no risk of losing anything important and that you have a backup to use.
  4. If the process takes longer than 15 minutes, your device is likely to exit Recovery mode on its own. If such a thing happens, repeat the same steps we did with pressing different buttons on iPhone and entering Recovery mode again.

  5. After successfully updating or restoring your device, you should be able to boot at your lock screen as usual.

Summary

Some things are out of my control and cannot be fixed without professional hands. iPhone stuck on Apple logo error may continue to pop from time to time while using your device despite resolving the issue. In this situation, it is advised to resort to the closest Apple center with a warranty list in your city and ask them for help. If the period of your warranty is over or you do not have it anymore, you may consider going to third-party repair centers and paying them for their service. It is wise to gather some feedback from your friends’ experience and choose a reputable service that will provide good-quality help. If there is something else bothering you, you can also search for the problem on our website to find the right instructions designed for specific errors.

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