Your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, and you have no idea why. There could be quite a few reasons as to why this may be such as trying to Jailbreak your iPhone, Expired beta version for iOS, or because you were transferring data between your iPhone and computer.
Whatever the reason may be, you want a solution, and you want it now. You probably couldn’t care less about the why, and you want to know what you can do to get this annoying problem fixed. So, if turning it off and on again didn’t work try these possible solutions.
Get Rid of The Apple Logo by DFU Mode
What in the world is DFU? It’s Default Firmware Update. This is a method that could finally get you past the Apple logo you’ve been starring for the past 4 hours.
You will need to connect your iPhone to your computer, and you will need to have iTunes installed. This method will delete your files, so hopefully, you’ve backed up your data.
Press the power button and the home button simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds. When the time is up, you can let go of the power button, but don’t let go of the home button.
A few seconds later, iTunes should pop up showing a message that it has detected an iPhone in DFU mode. What this will do is reset and restore the firmware.
How to Put Your iPhone Into Recovery Mode
Putting your iPhone into recovery is another possible solution. Thanks to Recovery Mode, your iPhone can connect to iTunes and get a new installation of the iOS or a backup of you data.
If you have an iPhone 7, you can boot into Recovery Mode by:
- Turn off your iPhone 7
- Long-press on the volume down button
- Connect your iPhone 7 to you Mac or PC with iTunes running.
- Let go of the volume down button when you should see the Connect to iTunes screen.
You can use the same method for other models of the iPhone and iPad. The only difference is that instead of pressing the volume down button, you need to press the home button.
Factory Reset Your iPhone Using iCloud
Before you factory reset your iPhone, you’ll need to back up everything. To do this go to your iPhone’s Settings menu > Settings > iCloud and toggle on the things you can to create a backup of.
Even if you think you’ve already created a backup of almost everything, I would recommend backing up everything. Once you’re done with that scroll down until you see the Backup button. Tap on it and enable the iCloud Backup.
If you’re using WiFi, You should be able to backup your iPhone now. During the backup process, go ahead and get yourself a cup of coffee, this is going to take a few minutes.
How to Access the Reset Menu
To access the Reset menu on your iPhone, tap on the main Settings icon at the Home screen. Tap on General on the resulting menu and then tap on the Reset button. Once you’re in the Reset option, you’ll see a variety of things you can reset.
But, what you need to tap on is the Erase All Content and Settings at the top. At the bottom, you should now see the Erase iPhone option in red at the bottom.
The reset process could take several minutes, but once it’s done, you should see the iOS Setup Assistant when it starts up again. After this, you can either restore your iPhone or start fresh and just install the apps you’ll need as time passes.
Hopefully, one of the methods mentioned got rid of the Apple logo. If not, then looks like service is the next stop since there could be hardware damage involved.
With technology, you’re always going to get our of one problem to face another. Did you try a method I didn’t mention? If so, let me know in the comments so other can benefit as well.