iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? See the Real fix & Solutions

Last Updated on Mar 27, 2021

Learn the most possible ways to fix iPhone stuck on Apple Logo during the update, Restore. Users are struggling on different points while they try to make a call, Message, Open App (App Crashing on Launch), Keep Restarting automatically. In that key solution for temporary close or reset device is restarted or Force restart device that will pass the Apple logo screen. But some hidden errors or Naughty circumstances make the iPhone screen stuck with the logo.

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What to do we can’t fix it after reset, Restore, Remove All App and Data and other very essential activities. That we must do forcefully on new iOS update, Upgrade new device, etc.

Alternate Fix to iPhone stuck on Apple Logo

Solution 1: Try Force Rebooting iPhone

So far a simple restart has fixed a number of iPhone issues, but I might doubt that iPhone stuck on the Apple logo would be fixed by this trick. But, still, there is nothing to lose by restarting the iPhone, it will just take your minute, so let’s start the journey to fix iPhone 12, XR, 11(Pro Max), X stuck on Apple logo.

How to Restart iPhone 8 or later,

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart iPhone 7/7Plus,

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power button until the Apple logo displays on the screen.

How to Restart iPhone 6S/6S Plus or earlier

  • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake Button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution 2: Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

Nothing to worry, if the first solution didn’t fix Apple iPhone Stuck on the logo. Though the iPhone data will be erased when you restore the iPhone in recovery mode and unfortunately, there is no way to take the latest backup before restoring the iPhone in recovery mode.

With macOS Catalina, Apple has changed a few things, like iTunes is not supported in macOS Catalina, so the way to restore the iPhone in recovery mode differs. Instead of iTunes, the Mac running the latest macOS Catalina or later version will see the Desktop icon on iPhone as shown in picture. Besides, the Mac running on macOS Mojave or earlier should follow the old procedure.

DFU Mode iPhone
Recovery Mode iPhone

Check out our video tutorial on How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode using Finder on macOS Catalina or later.


For iPhone 8 or later,

  • Connect the iPhone to the PC, using a cable.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Now press and hold the Side button, until you see lightning cable with Desktop/iTunes Icon on iPhone.

For iPhone 7/7Plus,

  • At first, connect iPhone 7 to Desktop using a cable.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Home button until Desktop/iTunes Icon appears on the iPhone.

For iPhone 6S or earlier,

  • Connect iPhone to Mac/PC using Apple provided cable.
  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button, and release when Desktop/iTunes Icon displays on iPhone.

And when Restore/Update Option appears on the PC/Mac, then, click on Restore and follow the on-screen instructions and set up iPhone.

Solution 3: Restore iPhone in DFU Mode

The last option to fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo is to restore the iPhone in DFU Mode. Doing this, will remove your personal data and install the latest compatible iOS version on your iPhone. Check out this complete tutorial or How to Restore iPhone in DFU Mode or else continue to read as we have also mentioned the DFU mode below.


For iPhone 8 or later,

  • Connect the iPhone to Mac/PC and launch iTunes/Finder. Use the Apple Original Cable to connect iPhone to Mac/PC. Only use Finder if you have updated Mac to the latest macOS Catalina or later version.
  • If asked, then tap Allow on iPhone and give Access in your Mac/PC too.
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Now hold the Side button until the iPhone screen turns black and press and hold the Volume Down button for 5seconds together and then only hold the Volume Down button.
  • Within a few seconds, Finder/iTunes will show that your iPhone is in recovery mode, click the Restore button.

For iPhone 7/7Plus,

  • After connecting iPhone to the Mac/PC using a Lightning cable, press and hold the Volume Down and Power button simultaneously.
  • Release the Power button after 10 seconds, don’t leave the Volume Down button until Desktop/Mac detects your iPhone.
  • Once Mac/PC shows a message that your iPhone has detected successfully and you see the Restore button, release the Volume Down button and click on Restore on iTunes/Finder.

For iPhone 6S Plus or earlier,

  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home button for 10 seconds, and release the Power button after 10 seconds.
  • When iTunes/Finder displays any message, then only release the Home button and click on Restore.

Solution 4: Contact Apple

Still, if iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, then book your slot at Apple Genius Bar and visit as early as possible. They will diagnose the iPhone and fix the issue.

Follow the above guide then just come back to give your response and save others’ lives by helping them on iPhone stuck on Apple Logo.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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