iPad Shows Apple Logo and then Goes Black? How to Fix

  1. Published on May 11, 2022
  2. Updated on May 11, 2022
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Although the iPad has been designed to work perfectly, there are certain instances when the device acts up.

One of the most common problems that users report is an Apple Logo appearing on the screen for a few moments before the screen goes completely black.

A problem like this one often points to a major system error and even though that may seem like a problem that is difficult to fix, there are some solutions that work.

This article is dedicated to sharing these solutions with you in enough detail so you can implement them easily.

But before we get to the solutions, let’s discuss the reasons why this is happening to your device.

What Causes the Problem on Your iPad?

Your iPad can get stuck on the Apple logo and then black screen because of system errors, corrupt data, bad updates, or even malicious apps that you may have installed on the device.

These are often collectively referred to as software-related issues and although they may prevent you from accessing the device, they can often be very easily resolved.

Most of the solutions we will show you in this article are ideal for reversing these software problems.

But it is also possible that you may have dropped the device, resulting in a broken component that can cause this problem to manifest.

The hardware fixes required to resolve the issue, in this case, are a lot more complicated and it would be a good idea to get your device to a qualified technician for assistance.

The following are the most effective solutions to repair an iPad stuck on the Apple Logo:

Charge Your iPad

Sometimes the problem could be as simple as a device that doesn’t have an adequate charge.

So, before you attempt any more invasive solutions, connect the device to a power source and see if the Apple Logo will show up.

If it doesn’t after about 2 minutes of charging, try the next solution.

Charge Your iPad

Hard Reset Your iPad

Since the most common cause of this issue may be a software crash, you can use a hard reset to temporarily gain access to the device.

To hard reset your iPad, press and hold the Home button and the Power Button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Once you see it, release the buttons and allow the device to complete the restart process.

Hard Reset Your iPad  with home button

If your iPad doesn’t have a Home Button, press and release the Volume up button, then press and release the Volume Down button.

Then press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears. Release the Power button when you see the Apple logo and allow the device to complete the restart process.

Hard Reset Your iPad  without home button

Using the System Repair Tool  

A hard reset may only give you temporary access to the device and you may find that most other solutions require you to reset the device to factory settings, which often means losing your data.

If you don’t want to lose the data on your device, you can use TinyFix to repair the system errors that are causing this issue without causing data loss.

TinyFix is a reliable solution that can be used to resolve all kinds of iOS problems including this one. It is also a simple solution that anyone can implement, even if you don’t have technical skills.

To use TinyFix to fix your iPad, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install TinyFix on your computer. Open the program after installation and then connect the iPad to the computer.

Step 2: Once it detects the connected iPad, click on “iOS System Repair.”

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: In the next screen, select “Standard Repair”

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: You will be prompted to download the latest firmware for the iPad. To do that, click on “Download.”

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: Once the firmware has been downloaded, click on “Start” to begin fixing the issues on the device.

repairing the device

The iPad will restart in normal mode when the repair is complete and you should continue using it normally.

Put iPad in DFU Mode

Often when an iPad is unresponsive, your best option is to restore the iPad in DFU mode.

But because the device is inaccessible, iTunes may not be able to detect the connected device.

This is why in this case, we recommend putting the iPad in DFU mode before restoring it in iTunes.

A DFU restore is the deepest restore that you can attempt and will often erase all the code on the device and reload it.

This also means that you will lose all the data on the device, so you may want to make sure that you have a backup before attempting a DFU restore.

Put iPad in DFU Mode

Set Up an Appointment at the Local Apple Store

If you dropped the device or it was exposed to some liquid, then your iPad may have suffered hardware damage.

The most common type of damage that may cause this issue is cables that may be damaged or dislodged from the logic board.

In this case, the only solution is to set up an appointment at your local Apple Store to see if the technicians can fix the device.

If the iPad has an AppleCare+ cover, the repair shouldn’t be too costly.


Sometimes your iPad can display problems like this one because of issues with the software or damaged hardware.

If the problem is software-related, you now have various ways to repair the device and get it working normally again, with TinyFix able to repair the device without causing data loss. If the problem is hardware-related, get professional help.

Sovan Mandal

A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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