When booting up your iPhone, it may suddenly take a long time to finish the boot-up sequence. The Apple logo might also show up, flashing again and again on your screen. Don't panic, your iPhone is not permanently dead just yet.
In this article, we're going to show you possible solutions to resolve the "iPhone keeps flashing or blinking Apple logo" mentioned above. These include simple fixes like restarting your computer, down to restoring the iPhone's operating system to a previous state.
Before that, let's briefly run through the possible reasons that your problem exists.
Messing with your operating system by jailbreaking, restoring the device from a corrupted backup. or interrupting an update can cause the iPhone to have system and display problems.
Even hardware concerns caused by fall or water damage can affect the functionality of your iPhone as it can alter the controls of the device.
If the iPhone boots and detects problems with the software or hardware, or perhaps there is a charging issue, it can get stuck on the Apple logo loop.
Now, let's try to fix it together!
An obvious yet commonly overlooked issue is not having battery juice. A flashing Apple logo may mean that your iPhone does not have enough charge to boot up.
So, charge your iPhone for at least 15 minutes. Then, restart it while still connected to the charger to see if it boots up.
When you're still stuck with the Apple logo flashing after charging your device, one of the simplest solutions you can do is to force restart your device. This tries to boot up your iPhone again.
The process involved in performing a force restart varies from model to model. So, please make sure to only follow the steps for your particular iPhone model.
For iPhone 8 models and newer: Press and release the volume up button, then the volume down button. Afterwards, press and hold the side/top button until the Apple logo appears again.
For the iPhone 7 series: Press and hold the volume down button as well as the power button at the same time. Hold the two buttons until the Apple logo appears again.
For iPhone 6 models and older: Press and hold the Home button and the power button at the same time. Do this until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears again.
As you can see, forcefully restarting your iPhone is easy. If you're still stuck on the Apple logo, continue reading to the next solution down below.
A forced restart can eliminate simple system errors, but oftentimes, a much deeper software problem can cause the problem to persist. Fortunately, there is a solution that you can use to repair the iOS system by yourself in just 30 minutes. This solution is TinyFix iOS system repair program which is designed for non-techies to eliminate these issues without causing data loss.
The program's key features include the following:
To use TinyFix to fix a device that keeps flashing the Apple logo without losing data, follow these simple steps:
How to use TinyFix:
Make sure that your iPhone is connected to your PC for the entire duration of the process. A disconnection can cause even more errors and corruptions, so make sure the cable is firmly inserted.
You can also use Recovery Mode to restore your operating system back to normal. To enter this mode, you'll need to connect your iPhone to either a Windows or macOS computer.
Additionally, you will also need to open either the Finder app or the iTunes app.
Entering Recovery Mode:
Step 1. First, connect your iPhone to your PC via a USB cable.
Step 2. Then, follow the following sequence of buttons that will get you to Recovery Mode depending on your iPhone model:
iPhone 8 or later: Press and release the volume up button. Then, press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button. After a while, you should see the Recovery Mode screen.
iPhone 7 Series: Press and hold the top/side button and volume down button together until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
iPhone 6 or older: Press and hold the Home button and the top/side button together until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
Step 3. Now, Finder or iTunes should detect your phone and show a prompt to Update or Restore, choose Restore.
Step 4. Then, choose Restore and Update. Note that this will erase your data so make sure that you have a backup ready.
Finally, set up your device when the process is complete. Please make sure your iPhone is connected to your computer throughout the entire process.
Any disruptions can cause more corrupted data to appear. If the Apple logo still flashes repeatedly when your iPhone restarts, continue reading down below.
You can also enter DFU Mode to erase and restore your iPhone. In most cases, this is not necessary. Apple only coded this process into its devices for users who are having a difficult time entering Recovery Mode the usual way. This can also be a last resort solution if all the above fixes do not work.
Note: You should however avoid using DFU mode if the device has suffered any kind of physical or liquid damage.
Just like the solutions above, the process for entering DFU Mode will differ depending on your iPhone's model.
Entering DFU Mode:
iPhone 6 Series and older:
iPhone 7 Series:
iPhone 8 Series and newer:
After trying all the above methods mentioned to fix your iPhone, you might still be left with the Apple logo on your screen. If that's the case, then there must be a serious problem in the software's deep backend or an internal hardware problem that needs to be fixed.
Apple is known for building its devices with more secure firmware. Therefore, there aren't many options to go digging down in the software to solve this problem.
The best option at your disposal is to contact the Apple geniuses (customer support) to assist you in fixing the issue.
If your phone is under warranty, it is most likely that the device will be replaced or fixed without any charges. Otherwise, you might end up paying a good amount to fix your iPhone.
Or if you're not confident enough to perform these fixes yourself, you can always approach the nearest Apple Store in your location. You can also go to their website and get help from their online customer support.
When a device is stuck on the Apple logo, it can be quite difficult to figure out what to do, precisely because the device is unresponsive to anything you try.
The solutions we have outlined above should be able to help you if this issue is caused by a software problem. Hardware-related problems are harder to fix and you will need the expertise of a professional.
As usual, your input is very important to us. If you have any questions on this topic or you would like clarification on one of the solutions above, let us know in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.