iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo During Update? Here’s What to Do

  1. Published on Jun 30, 2022
  2. Updated on Jun 30, 2022
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So, you are updating your iPhone to the latest version of iOS only for the device to get stuck on the Apple logo just as you are about to complete the process.

This is a very common problem that most users face when trying to update their device and it has many possible causes.

The most common of these causes is a network connection problem, although it can ls be caused by software and hardware problems.

In this article, we will show you the best solutions that you can use to resolve the issue and complete the important iOS update.

Let the Device Complete the Update

If the Apple logo you see on the screen is accompanied by a progress bar, it could just mean that the process is yet to complete.

Sometimes, the update process can take a while, depending on the size of the update files that you need to download and your internet speed.

Give the process some time to complete naturally, up to an hour before attempting any additional solutions.

If you are updating the device using your computer, keep the device connected to the computer for at least an hour or until the process is complete.

Connect Your iPhone to a Power Source

If you are updating OTA, connect the iPhone to a power source to avoid running out of power while the device is charging.

If the device has run out of power, connect it to a power source and turn it on to let it update.

If you think the update is stuck, press one of the hardware buttons on the device.

If you see a message popup on the screen, the update is still in progress. Sometimes, you may see the progress bar complete and then start again.

Connect Your iPhone to a Power Source

Force Restart Your iPhone

If your iPhone keeps getting stuck on the Apple logo for quite a long time, force restarting the iPhone can be a workaround way to stop the update process.

Here’s how to force restart your iPhone model:

iPhone 8, iPhone SE (Second Generation), or later:

  • Press and quickly let go of the Volume Up button, and press and quickly let go of the Volume Down button.
  • Then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo shows up.
  • Once the device completes the reboot process, you can try to update it again.

Force Restart iPhone 8

iPhone 7 or 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold both the Side and the Volume Down button at the same time.
  • Continue to hold both buttons for a few seconds until the device reboots and the Apple logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone 7

iPhone 6S, iPhone SE (1st Generation), or earlier:

  • Press and hold the Home Button and the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.
  • Release both buttons and allow the device to complete the boot-up process.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Use TinyFix, If Your iPhone Still Gets Stuck on Apple Logo

An iOS system repair tool like TinyFix can be a great solution, especially if force restarting your iPhone won't work for you.

TinyFix is one of the best iOS system repair tools in the market, capable of fixing up to different iOS system issues including an iPhone that is stuck on the Apple Logo without causing data loss.

The user interface on TinyFix is very simple to navigate, allowing you to fix the device even if you don’t have the necessary tech expertise to do so. Here are the steps that you can use to repair your iPhone:

Step 1: Download and install TinyFix on your computer.

Step 2: Open it and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Choose“iOS System Repair”.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: Select “Standard Repair”.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: On the next screen, you will be prompted to download the firmware for your device. Click on “Download” to start downloading the firmware.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: As soon as the download is complete, click on “Start” to begin fixing the device.

This repair process will take a few minutes and then you will see the “Standard Repair Completed” message on the screen to indicate that the device has now been fixed.

repairing the device

The iPhone will reboot in normal mode with the Apple logo gone and all your data still intact. You can then try to update the device again.

Restore iPhone in DFU Mode

If you are still unable to fix the problem and your device is still stuck on the Apple logo, you can try to restore the device in DFU mode.

Device Firmware Update (DFU) is the deepest restore that you can attempt and it will most common iOS issues, including a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo.

But this method may cause total data loss, so you may want to backup your data before attempting a DFU restore.

Follow these steps to restore your iPhone in DFU mode:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Depending on the iPhone model that you have, use one of the following processes to put the iPhone in DFU mode:

For iPhone 8 or later:

  • Press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds. Then while still pressing the Power button, press and hold the Volume Down button.
  • Hold both buttons for about 5 seconds, then release the Power button but continue to hold the Power button until the screen goes completely back and the device shows up in iTunes/Finder.  

For iPhone 7 and 7 plus:

  • Press and hold the Power and the Volume Down buttons for about 3 seconds.
  • Let go of the Power buttons but continue to hold the Volume Down button until the screen goes black and the device shows up on your computer.

For iPhone 6 or earlier:

  • Press and hold down the Home and the Power buttons for about 10 seconds.
  • Let go of the Power button, but continue to hold the Home Button until the device appears in iTunes/Finder.

Step 3: In the pop-up message that appears in iTunes/Finder, click “Restore iPhone” and then select “Restore and Update.”

When the device is successfully restored, you shouldn’t see the Apple Logo on the screen anymore.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Contact Apple for Further Assistance

If your iPhone is still stuck on the Apple Logo even after a DFU restore, the problem may be caused by a hardware issue.

Hardware problems are much more difficult to fix, which is why we recommend visiting your nearest Apple store for further assistance.

Wrap Up

The solutions we have looked at above are the best options to fix an iPhone that is stuck on the Apple Logo during or after an update.

It is important to note however that sometimes the update may just be stuck and you may therefore want to consider simply waiting for the update process to be completed.

Aaron Roussey

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