How to Fix iPhone X Stuck on Apple Logo Loop

  1. Published on Oct 25, 2021
  2. Updated on Nov 3, 2021
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The iPhone X getting stuck on the Apple Logo Loop is a problem that affects a surprisingly large number of iPhone X devices.

It can happen when you attempt to update the device to the latest version of iOS or if you restore the device and then rather than restart like it normally would after a restart, the device gets stuck on the restart process, showing the Apple logo over and over again.

There are a lot of reasons why your device may be stuck on the Apple logo loop. If it happened soon after an iOS update or during the update, the issue could be caused by corrupt firmware files or when the update is interrupted due to a bad connection.

But while this problem is often software-related, it can also occur when the device suffers some form of hardware damage, such as when you drop the device or there is liquid damage.

In this article, we will share with you our complete list of tried-and-true methods to repair an iPhone X that is stuck on the Apple Logo. Let’s begin with the first thing you need to do.

Force your iPhone X to Restart

A force restart is one of the best ways to fix simple software issues that may cause your device to freeze unexpectedly or become unresponsive.

It is, therefore, the first solution you want to try, just to eliminate these minor glitches as the cause of the problem.

This solution will not affect the data on the iPhone in any way and it is simple enough to do; just use these simple steps;

  • Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up Button.
  • Step 2: Press and Quickly release the Volume Down Button.
  • Step 3: Then press and hold the Side/Power button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen and the device restarts. You may need to hold the button for up to 30 seconds.

Force your iPhone X to Restart

Turn Off Show Previews in Notifications

If the forced restart works, then you may have a short window where you are able to access the home screen. If you are, you might want to disable “Show Previews” in the Notifications settings.

This has proven effective in fixing this issue for a number of users. Here’s how to do it;

  • Step 1: Open the Settings from the Home Screen.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Notifications” to access the Notifications settings.
  • Step 3: Tap on “Show Previews” to select it and then choose “Never” to disable this option.

Turn Off Show Previews in Notifications

Set the Date Back to December 1, 2017

Since this problem was often caused by a date bug, particularly in newer iPhone X devices, most people find that simply changing the date to December 1, 2017, solves the issue.

But again, this solution will only be available to you if the force restart works and you are able to access the Home Screen for a few minutes.

Here’s how to manually change the date on your device;

  • Step 1: Open the Settings from the home screen and then tap on “General.”
  • Step 2: Tap on “Date & Time.”
  • Step 3: Tap on the switch next to “Set Automatically” to turn off the option and thereby prevent the date from going back to the original.
  • Step 4: With the automatic date selection turned off, you will notice that the current date has turned blue. Tap on the date to open the date slider.
  • Step 5: Use your finger to adjust the date to December 1, 2017, and then tap on the back arrow at the upper left side of the screen to exit the date screen.

Set the Date Back to December 1, 2017

This is a temporary solution that may only serve to buy you some time before you can permanently fix the issue.

Update Your iOS to the Latest Version

This problem is often caused by bugs in the iOS system that can cause the whole system to crash.

Fortunately, Apple often releases minor software updates that are designed to target and eliminate these bugs, allowing your system to return to normal.

So, while you still have access to the device, you may want to update the device to the latest version of iOS.

To do that, go to Settings > General > Software Update and if an update is available, tap on “Download and Install” to update the device.

Please note that it is a good idea to back up the data on the device before attempting to update the iOS.

You should also make sure that the device has sufficient battery power and is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network to avoid interrupting the update process before it is complete.

If updating the device OTA is not an option, then you can connect the device to your computer and try updating it using iTunes.

Update Your iOS to the Latest Version

Apple TinyFix iPhone System Repair

Sometimes a forced restart simply doesn’t work, which means you will not be able to attempt any of the other solutions we have looked at thus far.

If this is the situation you find yourself in, we recommend attempting to repair the iOS system using an iOS System Repair tool like TinyFix iPhone System Repair.

This is a tool that is primarily designed to fix iOS issues like this one with ease and without affecting any of the data on the device. Here’s a breakdown of some of its main features;

  • It offers a simple 1-click method to enter and exit recovery mode on any iOS device.
  • It can resolve the most common iOS related issues including a device that is stuck on a boot loop, the Apple logo, black screen, not turning on, and many more.
  • It will help you fix a device that is stuck after an iOS downgrade.
  • It safeguards the data on the device, ensuring that you will not lose any data while fixing the problem.

Follow this guide to use this system repair tool to fix an iPhone X stuck on the Apple Logo;

  • Step 1: Download and install the program on to your computer.
  • Step 2: Follow the steps on the installation wizard to ensure that the program is properly installed. Once installation is complete, open it and then choose “iOS System Repair” in the main window. Connect the iPhone X to the computer and then select “Standard Repair Mode” to fix the device without losing data.
  • Step 3: The program will then prompt you to download the firmware package that is most compatible with the device. Ensure that the computer has access to the internet and then click “Download” to begin downloading the most appropriate firmware for the device.
  • Step 4: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” and the repair process will begin immediately. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete and the device restarts.

 main screen of TinyFix

Factory Reset Your iPhone X

Restoring your iPhone X via iTunes is also one of the best ways to remove some of the system bugs that may affect the device. This solution not only removes these bugs and glitches, but it will also update the device to the latest version of iOS.

But since the device is not responsive, you will need to put it in recovery mode first before you can restore it in iTunes.

Ensure that you are running the latest version of iTunes on your computer and then follow these simple steps;

  • Step 1: Use the device’s original USB/Lightning cable to connect the iPhone to the computer. Once the device is connected, press and release the Volume Up button
  • Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side/Power button until you see the recovery-mode screen. (Continue to hold the button past the Apple Logo)
  • Step 3: Open iTunes and the iPhone X should be detected. You may be prompted to enter the device’s passcode before iTunes can sync with the device.
  • Step 4: Wait for the backup process to be completed and then click on “Restore iPhone.” Follow the on-screen prompts to restore the device to its factory settings.

Factory Reset Your iPhone X

Restore your iPhone X in DFU Mode

Fatal system errors can cause your iPhone X to suffer problems like this one and sometimes even restoring the device in iTunes in recovery mode will not help.

In this case, your best option is to perform a DFU restore. DFU (Device Firmware Update) allows the device to communicate with iTunes without the bootloader.

But while a DFU restore is one of the best solutions for an iPhone X stuck on the Apple logo, you should not use DFU mode if the device has suffered any kind of hardware damage. Doing so may cause permanent damage.

To perform a DFU restore on your device, you will need to have a Windows or Mac computer with iTunes installed on it. We also recommend that you take the time to ensure that the version of iTunes running on your device is the latest version.

You will also need the device’s USB/Lightning cable to connect the iPhone to the computer. Before attempting a DFU restore, you should also backup all the data on the device to iTunes as this process may cause total data loss.

Once you have your backup and everything you need, follow these steps to perform a DFU restore on the device;

  • Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer using the USB/Lightning cable and then open iTunes if it doesn’t automatically open.
  • Step 2: Then press and release the Volume Up Button.
  • Step 3: Press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step 4: Now, press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen goes black. Do not release the button even after the screen goes black.
  • Step 5: While holding on to the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button.
  • Step 6: Hold both buttons for about 5 seconds and then release the Side button. Continue to hold the Volume Down button until the iPhone X appears in iTunes.
  • Step 7: Release the Volume Down button and then follow the onscreen instructions to restore the iPhone in DFU mode. Keep the iPhone connected to the computer until the process is complete.
  • To exit DFU mode and return to normal mode, perform a force restart.

 Restore your iPhone X in DFU Mode

Your iPhone X Still Getting a Constant Boot Loop?

If even after performing a DFU restore the iPhone still won’t work, you should contact Apple Support and report the problem.

Be sure to provide Apple Support with as much information as possible about the issue and they will provide you with a permanent solution for the problem.

You might also want to visit the nearest Apple Store or service center to get the device fixed. Technicians at the Apple Store will be able to diagnose any hardware issues and come up with effective solutions.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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