iPhone X Flashing Apple Logo On and Off? How to Fix

  1. Published on Nov 23, 2021
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Sometimes when you try to turn on your iPhone X, the device doesn’t go through the restart process and will instead get stuck with the Apple Logo flashing on and off on the screen.

This is a common problem that can also occur soon after updating the iOS device or after factory resetting the device.

In this article, we will take a look at why your iPhone X is flashing the Apple Logo on and off.

And more importantly, we will provide you with a number of very useful solutions that you can use to fix the problem once and for all.

Why is My iPhone X Flashing Apple Logo On and Off?

It is important to keep in mind that there are a lot of reasons why your iPhone X may be stuck flashing the Apple logo on the urge screen.

While you may see this problem when you attempt to charge the device, it is caused by one or a combination of the following:

Update Errors

This problem can occur during an update if you install corrupt software updates on the device. Sometimes the update files can be just fine, only to be corrupted later during the bootup process.

This is likely the main cause of the issue if the problem began soon after an iOS update.

Jailbreaking the Device

Jailbreaking your iPhone may offer some benefits and insights into the inner workings of the device and allow you to access features and apps that were previously inaccessible, but the procedure can also cause all sorts of issues.

Therefore, if you attempted to jailbreak the device and even succeeded at modifying the operating system, the flashing Apple Logo could be a consequence of the procedure.

Hardware Malfunction

Although this problem is often caused by software issues, damage to the hardware components of the device can also cause this issue to manifest.

If you dropped the device and then immediately before the flashing logo appeared on the screen, you likely broke a hardware component of the device.

Connected External Devices

It is also possible that the iOS system has perceived a connected external device as a threat and is therefore preventing the device from booting up normally.

In this case, the best solution is to disconnect the external device from the device.

Must-Try Fixes to iPhone X Flashing Apple Logo On and Off

Regardless of the reason your iPhone X is stuck on the flashing Apple Logo, the following solutions should be able to help:

Forced Restart the iPhone X

The first step to repairing any iOS issue that could be caused by a software issue is to force restart the device.

This solution is effective because it essentially disconnects the battery, refreshing the device. Follow these simple steps to force restart your iPhone X:

  • Step 1: Press and then quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Step 2: Press and then quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the Power button until the Apple Logo appears and the device restarts normally.

Force Restart iPhone X

A forced restart is often a good solution when you are unable to access the device at all.

But if there is some function, we recommend performing a regular restart before attempting a forced restart. Here are the steps to complete a simple restart:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Side button and one of the Volume buttons on the device.   After a few seconds, you should see the “Power Off” slider appear on the screen.
  • Step 2: Drag this slider all the way to the right of the device to turn off the iPhone completely.
  • Step 3: Wait a few seconds and then press the Power/Side button to turn on the device.

 power off iPhone

Use TinyFix iPhone System Repair Tool

If a simple restart doesn’t allow you to access the device, then you are likely experiencing a much deeper software-related problem.

In this case, there is an iOS System Repair tool that can be very helpful. TinyFix is a system repair tool that is designed to help eliminate some of these issues and get your iPhone working normally again.

It is very easy to use and will repair your device without causing data loss. To use TinyFix iOS System Repair to fix your iPhone X, follow these steps:

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

You can find the Setup file needed to install the program on its main website and then follow the installation wizard’s instructions to ensure that you install the program correctly.

Step 2: Once installation is complete, open TinyFix and then click on “iOS System Repair” in the iOS System Repair feature.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: In the next window, choose “Standard Repair” to fix the iPhone X flashing logo without losing any data on your device.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: Before the program can begin fixing the device, you will need to download the firmware package used in the repair process. Simply, click on “Download” to begin downloading the package.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” to begin fixing the device. Ensure that the device remains connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the repair has been completed.

repairing the device

Try DFU Mode Restore Your iPhone X

If you would rather not use a third-party solution or the solutions you have tried so far don’t work, you can try to restore the device in DFU mode.

But while DFU mode is a great solution, it will cause total data loss and any data that you may not have included in a backup could be gone for good.

But sometimes is the only solution left to try. Here’s how to restore your iPhone X in DFU mode:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer using the device’s original lightning cable. Open iTunes if it doesn’t automatically open.

Step 2: Turn off the iPhone X as you normally would.

Step 3: Once the device is off, press and hold the Side (Power) button for about 3 seconds. Then press and hold the Volume Down button while still holding the Side button. Continue to hold both buttons for an additional 10 seconds.

If you see the Apple logo, you’ve pressed down the buttons for too long and you need to start the process all over again.

Step 4: Let go of the Side button but keep holding the Volume Down button for an additional 5 seconds.

If you see the recovery mode screen (Connect to iTunes) then it means that you have held the buttons for too long and you need to go back to the very first step. Make sure that you are holding the buttons only for the recommended duration.

If the iPhone screen remains black, the device is successfully in DFU mode. A message will pop up in iTunes prompting you to restore the device. Click “Restore” and then follow the on-screen instructions to restore the iPhone X.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Once the device is successfully restored in iTunes, it may restart which will get it out of DFU mode.

If the device doesn’t automatically restart, you can get it out of DFU mode by force restarting the device. You can then restore your backup if you have one.

Send Your iPhone to Apple Store

A DFU restore is often one of the best ways to fix a software-related issue. Therefore, if you still encounter the same problem even after a DFU restore, the problem could be more than just software-related.

In this case, we recommend sending your device to Apple support to allow technicians to check for a hardware issue.

Hardware malfunctions can cause all sorts of problems with the device and since it is not advisable to try and fix them yourself, you might want to set up an appointment at your local Apple Store to get the device repaired.

Connect with Us

It is our hope that the solutions above have been able to help you resolve this problem. If not, or if you have encountered any more iOS related problems, let us know in the comments section below.

You can also send an email or use our contact page to get in touch with us. Any questions or comments that you may have on this topic or any other iOS related problem are also welcome.

We value your feedback and do our best to come up with solutions that are effective and helpful.

Aaron Roussey

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