6 Fixes For iPhone Stuck On Apple Logo Issue

Ah, the infamous iPhone stuck on the Apple logo— the modern-day “blue screen of death” for iPhone users. Don’t worry; I’ve been down that rabbit hole more times than I can count, trying every trick up my sleeve to get my trusty device back to life.

From hours of wrestling with iTunes (yes, I still use iTunes) to hitting up every forum thread, I’ve narrowed down the fixes that actually work. So, brace yourself for a blend of tech-savvy and hands-on approaches to get your iPhone up and running again.

1. The Good Ol’ Hard Reset

Ah, the hard reset—it’s like the chicken soup for iPhone ailments. Though it sounds harsh, this is often the least invasive way to clear whatever hiccup is plaguing your device. To do a hard reset:

  • For iPhone 8 or later: Press and release the Volume Up button, then Volume Down, and then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.
  • For iPhone 6s and earlier: Press the Home and Top (or Side) buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears.

If this doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to pull out the big guns.

The Good Ol' Hard Reset


2. Recovery Mode to the Rescue

Next up is Recovery Mode, which allows you to restore your iPhone’s software. For this, you’ll need a computer with iTunes (Windows) or Finder (MacOS).

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes or Finder and locate your device.
  3. Choose ‘Restore’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: This will erase all data on your iPhone, so make sure you’ve got everything backed up. Here’s a helpful guide to backup your iPhone.

3. Say Hello to DFU (Device Firmware Update) Mode

DFU Mode is the next step if Recovery Mode doesn’t work. It’s more in-depth and interacts directly with the firmware of your device.

Here’s how to enter DFU Mode:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes or Finder.
  3. Follow these detailed steps based on your iPhone model to put your iPhone into DFU Mode.
  4. Choose ‘Restore’ when prompted.
Say Hello to DFU (Device Firmware Update) Mode

4. Inspect Your Lightning Cable and Port

I know, it sounds trivial, but you’d be amazed how many issues stem from a faulty lightning cable or dirty port. Take a look; if it’s frayed or damaged, you might need a new one. Also, give that port a gentle clean—you can use a toothpick or a can of compressed air.

5. Update or Reinstall iTunes

Outdated or corrupt iTunes can be another culprit. So, it’s worth uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes on your computer. You can download the latest version from the official Apple website.

6. Seek Professional Help

If all else fails, it’s time to consult the experts. Your last resort is to take your device to an Apple Store or an authorized service provider. Sometimes you just have to admit defeat and let the pros take over.


Troubleshooting your iPhone when it’s stuck on the Apple logo can be a frustrating experience, to say the least. But trust me, the more you get into it, the less intimidating it becomes. I hope these fixes get your iPhone back to its former glory.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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