iPhone SE Stuck on Apple Logo? Try These Real Fixes

  1. Published on Aug 16, 2021
  2. Updated on Sep 8, 2021
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It can be so problematic to have an iPhone SE that is stuck on the Apple logo. The device becomes completely unusable. While this is an issue that you need to address, it doesn’t mean that the device is broken.

The solutions in this article will be very helpful. But first, let’s begin by looking at the main causes of this issue.

Why Your iPhone SE Is Stuck on the Apple Logo

The following are the may cause why your iPhone SE may be stuck on the Apple Logo;

  • The iPhone software is corrupted either during a data transfer or when updating the device to the latest version of iTunes.
  • You restored the device from a corrupted iCloud or iTunes backup.
  • You tried to jailbreak the device, but the process failed in some way.
  • Your iPhone may have some hardware damage.

Try the following solutions to resolve the issue;

Force Restart Your iPhone SE

The first solution that we recommend you try is a forced restart. This is a good way to eliminate some of the system glitches and problematic apps that could be causing the issues.

To force restart your iPhone SE, press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for 10-20 seconds. When the Apple Logo appears, release the buttons.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Fix iPhone SE System Glitches with TinyFix

Since this problem can be caused by a corrupt iOS system, the best way to fix it is to use a system repair tool like TinyFix. The following are the main features that make it the best solution;

  • It can be used to repair the most common iOS issues including an iPhone that is unresponsive or frozen
  • It is very easy to use, with a user-friendly interface even for the beginner
  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS software
  • It uses the most advanced technology to ensure recovery is very fast
  • It supports all iPhone models and all versions of the iOS firmware

The following step by step guide will help you use TinyFix to repair the iPhone 11 stuck on the loading screen;

Step 1: Download and install the program onto your computer and then open it. Select “iOS System Repair”> "Standard Repair Mode" in the main window and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Unlock the iPhone to allow the program to recognize the device.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 2: If for some reason the program is unable to detect the device, you may need to put in DFU/recovery mode. TinyFix will provide instructions on how to do that.

Plug in Your iOS Device

Step 3: Once the program detects the device’s model it will present the necessary firmware for the device. Click on “Download” to download the firmware.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 4: Once the firmware is downloaded, click on “Start” to begin the repair process. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

repairing the device

When the process is complete, the iPhone will restart in normal mode, allowing you to continue using the device without any issues.

Restore iPhone SE to Factory Defaults in iTunes or Finder

System errors like this one can also be solved by restoring the device in iTunes. If you don't have any backup, the data on your iPhone will be wiped during the restore process. Here’s how to do it;

  • Step 1: Open iTunes or Finder on your computer and connect the iPhone to the computer using its original lightning cable.
  • Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears in iTunes or Finder. If you don’t see the iPhone, disconnect any USB accessories from the computer, restart the computer and reconnect the iPhone.
  • Step 3: Click on “Restore Backup” in iTunes or Finder.
  • Step 4: Click “Restore” and wait for the process to be completed.

Restore iPhone SE to Factory Defaults

Restore Your iPhone SE in DFU Mode

If restoring the device in iTunes doesn’t fix the problem, then putting the device in DFU mode before restoring it may do the trick.

DFU Mode can work since it allows you to manage the iOS without activating the bootloader. Follow these simple steps to do it;

  • Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Power and Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds.
  • Step 3: Let go of the Power button, but continue to hold the Home Button for an additional 10 seconds.
  • Step 4: If the screen remains black, the device is in DFU mode. If you see any kind of logo on the screen, the process has failed and you need to start all over again.
  • Step 5: Once the device is in DFU Mode, click “Restore” in iTunes and follow the instructions to restore the device.

 Restore Your iPhone SE in DFU Mode

Troubleshoot a Hardware Issue

If your iPhone will still not start, then a hardware issue could be causing the problem. This can often occur after a botched repair.

If a third-party technician had tried to fix the device, return the device to them and they may be able to fix the problem for you free of charge.

If you had tried to repair the device on your own, make sure that you put the device back to it original state before taking it to the Apple Store.

If your iPhone is still under warranty, Apple might be able to repair the device for free, as long as it is not damaged in any other way. The technicians may also point out several other issues that they find and provide you with solutions.

Apple Store technicians will not be able to help you if some of the components on the device have been replaced with third-party parts.

visit Apple Genius Bar

Final Words

When your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo, the first thing you should do is try to determine the cause of the issue. You can determine the causes easily based on what you were doing when the issue arose.

For example, if you were attempting to update the device when the issue began, then it is likely a software problem, in which case the solutions above should help.

But if you dropped the device or it suffered liquid damage, then the process is hardware related and it is best to get a professional to take a look at it.

Aaron Roussey

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