iPhone 7 Plus Stuck on Apple Logo? Try These Fixes (August 2021 Updated)

  1. Published on Aug 17, 2021
  2. Updated on Sep 8, 2021
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Have you tried to turn on your iPhone 7 Plus only for the device to get stuck on the Apple Logo? This is a common problem that can occur when the iOS system is affected in one way or another.

And while it may be problematic since you are unable to access the device in any way, there are some steps that you can take to try and resolve this issue.

In fact, this article will show you how you can fix an iPhone 7 Plus that is stuck on the Apple Logo.

But before we get to the solutions, let’s, first of all, find out the main reasons why your device is experiencing this issue.

What Causes Your iPhone 7 Plus to Get Stuck on the Apple Logo?

One of the most common reasons why your iPhone 7 may be stuck in the Apple Logo is jailbreaking the device.

Perhaps you attempted to jailbreak the device using a less than an ideal tool or you were unable to complete the jailbreaking process for one reason or another.

Your device can also get stuck on the Apple logo after a hardware repair like a screen replacement. If the four screws holding the plate over the screen connectors are not properly secured, the device suffers this issue.

Inserting the wrong screw into the wrong hole can damage the device’s logic board, causing a boot loop or the blue screen.

If this problem occurred soon after a hardware repair, then even a DFU restore will not be able to fix this issue and may even make the problem worse.

In this case, you will need to consider another hardware repair or replacing the iPhone. If the error is not caused by a hardware issue, try the following solutions;

Perform a Force Restart on iPhone 7 Plus

The first solution that we recommend you try when your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple Logo is a forced restart. It is a particularly good solution when the device is completely unresponsive to touch.

To force restart your iPhone 7 Plus, press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds or until you see the Apple Logo.

A force restart will not affect the data on your device.

Force Restart iPhone 7

Fix iPhone 7 Plus Stuck on Apple Logo without Data Loss

If a force restart doesn’t work, we recommend using TinyFix to try and repair the iOS system. Like a forced restart, this solution will fix the device without causing data loss, but it has a much higher success rate since it goes much deeper than a restart.

It is also very easy to use, allowing you to repair the device in just a few minutes;

Step 1: Download and install TinyFix on to your computer.

Step 2: Open the program and then connect the iPhone to the computer. Click “iOS System Repair” in the main window to begin.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: Click on “Standard Repair Mode” from the two options to continue.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: TinyFix will prompt you to download the necessary firmware to facilitate the repair of the device. Just click “Download” to start downloading the firmware needed.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: Once the download is complete, the repair process will begin immediately. When the process is complete, the device will restart in normal mode.

repairing the device

iPhone Still Stuck on Apple Logo? Perform Recovery Mode Restore

You can put the device in recovery mode and try to restore it in iTunes to resolve this issue. To restore the device in recovery mode, you will need to have a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed on it.

Follow these simple steps to restore your iPhone in recovery mode;

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer using the device’s lightning cable.

Step 2: Hold down the Power and the Volume Down button at the same time

Step 3: Continue to hold down the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen on your device’s screen.

iPhone 7 in recovery mode

Step 4: A message will pop up in iTunes indicting that a device in recovery mode has been detected. Try clicking on “Update” first and if the process doesn’t work, repeat the steps again and choose “Restore.”

If you choose to update, iTunes will reinstall the iOS and iPadOS without erasing your data.

If you choose to restore, iTunes will erase the device and restore it from the latest backup.

This process will take about 15 minutes. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you will have to repeat the steps.

restore iPhone 7 Plus in recovery mode

Have Problems with the Recovery Mode?

If you see error codes while trying to restore the device in recovery mode, you can try to remove the SIM card.

Some users have reported that simply removing the SIM card from the device while it is in recovery mode has eliminated some of these issues.

Once the restore process is complete, you can put the SIM card back onto the device.

Restore iPhone 7 Plus in DFU Mode

If recovery mode is not working, then you should consider putting the device in DFU mode and restore the device from a backup in iTunes. This process is not as complicated as it sounds, just follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Connect one end of the USB cable to the computer, but not to the iPhone.

Step 2: Turn off the device by pressing the Power button until the screen goes black.

Step 3: Once the device is completely off, press the home button and plug in the other end of the cable to the iPhone’s.

Step 4: Wait for the iPhone to turn on. As it turns on, keep pressing the home button until the recovery mode screen appears.

Step 5: iTunes will let you know that the device is in DFU mode. Click on the “Restore” button and keep the device connected until the restore process is complete.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Address the Hardware Issues

If the problem occurred soon after the device suffered hardware damage, then the difficulty in repairing the device will depend on the severity of the hardware damage.

If none of the solutions above have been useful to you, then you should consider checking the device’s hardware components for damage.

The device can get stuck on the Apple logo if you dropped the device or it suffered liquid damage. In this case, it is best to have the phone checked out by a technician to determine the extent of the damage.

Repair Your iPhone 7 Plus with Apple

Apple also offers repairs for damaged iPhones at the Genius bar, Apple Stores, or through the online mail-in repair service. But if the device is not under warrant Apple repairs can be more expensive than third-party solutions.

To use Apple’s mail-in service, try the following

Go to https://getsupport.apple.com/ to initiate the online mail-in repair process.

Or, you can call 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) to request a repair

To get the device repaired at a Genius bar, do the following;

Step 1: Go to https://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/ to make an appointment at your local Apple Store. Apple Stores are very busy and if you don’t make an appointment you may end up getting turned away.

Step 2: On the day of your appointment, go to the Genius Bar to check-in. Your appointment will likely include a free diagnosis and if the device is under warranty, repairs may be done on the spot although this may depend on the parts available at the store. If your device is not under warranty, you will get a quote for the cost of repairs.

Conclusion

An iPhone 7 Plus that is stuck on Apple Logo can be very frustrating. With the solutions above, you now have a few ways to fix this issue.

You will certainly find it easier to repair the device if the problem is software-related. Try each of the solutions above until you find one that solves the problem once and for all.

But if you think that the problem is hardware-related, we advise against trying to fix the problems yourself as you may end up doing more harm than good. We hope that you are able to get the iPhone 7 Plus repaired either way.

If you have any questions on this topic, share them with us in the comments section below and we’ll try to come up with satisfactory solutions for you.

Aaron Roussey

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