iPhone 11 Stuck on Apple Logo After Force Restart? Try These Fixes

  1. Published on Feb 8, 2022
  2. Updated on Feb 8, 2022
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A force restart is one of the best ways to refresh your iPhone and may even fix common problems such as problems with the battery or a lagging device.

But sometimes, you can force restart your iPhone in an attempt to refresh it, only for the device to get stuck on the Apple Logo.

This is a common issue that usually points to software-related problems. With the right solutions, you can however easily get your iPhone 11 working normally again.

In this article we will show you the most effective solutions to repair an iPhone 11 that is stuck on the Apple Logo.

Why Force Restart iPhone 11 in the First Place?

Unlike a normal restart (turning off the device and then turning it back on), a forced restart is done at the hardware level.

This is why it can be effective even if the device is unresponsive or completely frozen.

If your device is responsive, it is often a good idea to try a regular restart before attempting a forced restart.

This is because a forced restart prevents the iOS device from adhering to the normal shutdown procedures that are designed to protect your device.

Think of a force restart as pulling the plug on the device and while it can be very useful, you should only use it if a normal restart doesn’t do the trick.

What to do If iPhone 11 Gets Stuck on the Apple Logo Even After a Force Restart

If your device gets stuck on the Apple Logo soon after a forced restart, the following solutions should get the device working normally again.

Navigate to TinyFix iOS System Repair

One of the things you can do if your iPhone 11 is stuck on the Apple Logo is to put the device in recovery mode.

And, one of the best ways you can enter and exit recovery mode quickly is to use the iOS system repair tool TinyFix.

This program will allow you to quickly enter recovery mode even if you are unable to use the device’s physical buttons.

To use TinyFix to put your device in recovery mode, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Once installed, open TinyFix and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB/lightning cable.

Step 2: Wait for TinyFix to detect the connected device and then click “Enter Recovery Mode” to put your iPhone 11 in recovery mode.

Enter Recovery Mode

In a about a minute, the device will successfully enter recovery mode and you should see the “Connect to iTunes” logo on the screen.

To exit recovery mode, simply connect the iPhone 11 to the computer again, open TinyFix and then click “Exit Recovery Mode.”

Exit Recovery Mode

If your iPhone 11 still gets stuck, try to use the iOS Sytem Repair mode of TinyFix to refresh the system of your iPhone 11.

Restore Your iPhone 11 in Recovery Mode

Restoring a device in recovery mode is also one of the best ways to repair an unresponsive iPhone, but it can cause total data loss.

So if you can, we recommend that you backup all the data on your iPhone 11 before attempting to restore it in recovery mode.

The following steps will help you put your iPhone 11 in recovery mode.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 11 to the computer using its original USB/Lightning cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes on PC or earlier versions of Mac and Finder id you are running macOS Catalina.

Step 3: With the device connected to the computer, press and quickly release the Volume Up Button.

Press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen.

It is important that you don’t release the buttons even if you see the Apple Logo.

iPhone 11 in recovery mode

Step 4: Then, simply follow the instructions in iTunes or Finder to restore the device or reinstall the firmware.

Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete and the device restarts.

finder recovery mode notification

Restore Your iPhone 11 in DFU mode

If recovery mode doesn’t work, your next best bet is to restore the iPhone 11 in DFU mode.

Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode puts the device in state where it can still communicate with iTunes or Finder even without the bootloader.

This makes it one of the best solutions for serious system issues, including a corrupt iOS.

But be warned that restoring your iPhone 11 in DFU Mode can cause complete data loss. If you still want to try DFU mode, ensure that you are running the latest version of iTunes or Finder and then use these steps:

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then open iTunes or Finder.

Step 2: With the device connected, press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 3: Then press and release the Volume Down button and press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black.

Step 4: While still holding the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button. Hold both buttons for about 5 seconds.

Step 5: After 5 seconds, let go of the Side button, but continue to hold the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

Step 6: If at the end of the 10 seconds the device’s screen goes completely black, you will have successfully entered DFU Mode.

In iTunes/Finder you should see the message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode and that you must restore it before it can be used with iTunes.”

Step 7: Choose “Restore” and iTunes will begin restoring the device. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Is Your iPhone 11 Stull Stuck on the Apple Logo?

As we have already mentioned, this problem can be caused by system errors and the solutions above should be able to help.

But if your iPhone 11 is still stuck on the Apple Logo even after trying all the solutions above, it is time to consider checking the device’s warranty status.

You may need to make an appointment at your local Apple Store for repairs and if the device is still under warranty, repair or replacement may be free.

The Apple-authorized technicians will be able to very quickly determine what the problem is and provide various options for repair.

We understand how frustrating it can be to have a device that is unresponsive and the solutions above can help.

But if you run into any problems implementing these solutions or if you have any questions about any of them, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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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