How to Fix an iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo (4 Ways)

iPhone stuck on Apple logo, also known as the white screen of death is one of the most common problems iPhone users face. Even the users of newer models may come across this issue sometimes.

Though aesthetically pleasing, this is quite a worrying situation for iPhone users when the Apple logo stays on the screen for longer than usual, and the phone doesn’t turn on.

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re one of those unfortunate souls who have their iPhone stuck on the Apple logo and want a way out.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to get out of the iPhone’s ‘white screen of death.

In this post, I will show you some ways to get off that stuck Apple logo screen.

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Why Does iPhone Get Stuck on Apple logo

Before looking into a solution, it is important to know what may have caused the problem so you can fix it accordingly.

From system issues to a problem with the phone, there can be many reasons for your iPhone being stuck on the Apple logo.

iOS upgrade is one of the most common issues for your iPhone to be stuck on the Apple logo. By upgrade, I mean when you try updating your old model iPhone to the latest OS. This is something nasty about iPhones (well, technically, all machines) that the older technology does not support the newer system upgrades, hence causing the issue.

Restoring your iPhone from Mac’s Finder or iCloud sometimes causes the iPhone’s white screen of death, especially if the process is interrupted between restoration either due to a loose cable or unstable internet.

You yourself can be a reason for your iPhone to be stuck on the Apple logo. Yeah, you heard me right. If you try to jailbreak your way into an iPhone or get it done by a phone technician, it may cause the said issue.

Lastly, if you’re sure that none of the above reasons may be responsible for iPhone being stuck on the Apple logo, then this would probably be a hardware issue. For instance, you dropped your iPhone or got soaked in water.

How to Fix the Problem

Apart from the hardware issue, if you’re able to relate to any of the aforementioned reasons for your iPhone to be stuck on the Apple logo, then I am going to tell you about some ways to resolve that.

The following solutions will only work if there is a software or system issue. If it is an hardware issue, you should take it to an Apple-authorized repair shop.
1. Force restart iPhone

Simply put, if your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, the quickest solution is to force restart it. To do this, keep holding the power button until your iPhone turns off and comes back on again. This should bring your iPhone back to normal.

For details, see How to force-restart any iPhone models.

2. DFU Restore your iPhone

You can try restoring the DFU (Device Firmware Update) option to solve the iPhone stuck on the Apple logo. The DFU restore overwrites any incomplete firmware or software with a new code.

To do a DFU restore, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and follow the steps for your particular phone model. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to do DFU restore for each iPhone model.

3. Restore iPhone to factory settings

Honestly, the force restart and DFU restore have the lowest success rate among other solutions. So, if the aforementioned methods do not work for you, don’t worry. You can try and reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Connect your phone to the computer and open Mac’s Finder. Follow the instructions to force restart it again till you get to the Recovery Mode screen on your iPhone. When you see the update or restore option, select Restore and your iPhone will be restored to factory settings.

Factory reset almost always fixes the problem, however, do remember that restoring your iPhone to factory settings means all the data and installed apps in your phone will be removed.

So make sure your iPhone is regularly backed up so you can get back your data after a factory reset.

4. Fixing it with Dr.Fone System Recovery Tool

All the aforementioned methods are Apple’s built-in solutions for recovering your phone from being unresponsive. However, there are certain issues with each method.

As mentioned earlier, the force restart and DFU restore are rarely effective in fixing an unresponsive phone stuck at the Apple logo. On the other hand, the factory reset method causes all your data to get removed, which is quite an issue if the phone is not backed up.

So the one solution that’s guaranteed to work and doesn’t let you lose your iPhone data is through a third-party tool called Dr.Fone.

To give you a quick introduction to Dr.Fone, it is an iOS system recovery tool that fixes many of the common iOS issues without data loss. The tool works for all iPhone and iPad models and all versions of the iOS.

You can use Dr.Fone to fix iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, frozen screen, repeated restarting, iPhone stuck in recovery mode, and iPhone black screen. Moreover, if you have an older iPhone model and accidentally updated the iOS that, caused it to crash, then you can use Dr.Fone to downgrade the iOS.

Dr.Fone offers a standard mode that fixes common iOS issues and an advanced mode for more serious iOS problems. Plus, it is available for both Windows and macOS.

Let’s resolve the issue with your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo.

Before starting the process, you must download, install, and activate Dr.Fone on your Windows or macOS computer. Moreover, for this process to work, you need a USB connector cable and a stable internet connection.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer through the USB cable. Then launch Dr.Fone app and click on the System Repair option.
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  3. On the System Repair screen, you will see two options. Here select Standard Mode.
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  5. The tool will automatically detect your iOS device model and provide the right firmware. Click Start to begin the download process. You will see the progress of the download right on the screen.
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  7. Once the firmware is downloaded, it will verify the firmware package and take you to the last step. Click on Fix Now to recover your unresponsive iPhone.
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And that’s it. You’ll get access to all the data in your iPhone like nothing happened.