(Fixed) My iPhone Keeps Showing the Apple Logo and Turning Off

  1. Published on Jan 26, 2022
  2. Updated on Jan 26, 2022
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If you have been using your iPhone for quite a while, you know that even though it works very well, sometimes it can have problems.

One of the most common of these problems is an iPhone that shows the Apple Logo and then turns off.

This problem is often referred to as a device that is stuck on a boot loop: the iPhone just keeps restarting, without allowing you to get to the home screen.

The good news is, this is a very common problem, which means there are steps that you can take to fix the iPhone and get it back to normal mode.

Here, we will show you these solutions and why your iPhone is stuck on a boot loop.

Why My iPhone Keeps Showing the Apple Logo and Turning Off

It is important to understand the reason why your iPhone keeps showing the Apple logo.

This way, if it something that you can easily resolve, you can try to avoid the same situation in the future.

This problem is often caused by malfunctions in the device’s software. Therefore, most devices that suffer this boot loop problem have often been jailbroken.

It may even happen if you attempted to update the device and the process failed or was interrupted, causing failures in the iOS system.

The following solutions will help you resolve this issue regardless of the cause:

Charge Your iPhone

Before we move to any solutions that will affect the inner workings of your device, you may want to make sure that the device has enough battery charge.

The device will not turn in past the Apple Logo is if it is not charged properly.

To rule out a lack of adequate battery charge, we recommend connecting the device to a charger and allowing it to charge for some time (up to 30 minutes) before attempting to turn it on again.

Charge Your iPhone

If it is still stuck on a boot loop even after charging the device, try our next solution.

Force Restart Your iPhone

If the device fails to turn on even when fully charged, the problem may be caused by software glitches and one of the best ways to get rid of these temporary glitches is to force restart the iPhone.

This is how you can force restart your particular model of iPhone:

iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2nd Generation, iPhone X and Later:

Very quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then quickly press and release the Volume Down button and finally press and hold the Side or Power button.

Continue to hold the Power button until you see the Apple Logo show up on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 12

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

To restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you will need to press and hold both the Power and the Volume Down buttons at the same time.

Continue to hold both buttons down for a few seconds and release them when the Apple Logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone 7

iPhone 6s, iPhone SE 1st Generation and Earlier Models:

For iPhone 6s and earlier models, just press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time. Hold these buttons down until you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Try an iOS System Repair Tool

A force restart may be useful in several instances, but you may discover that it will only give you access to your device temporarily and you may end up in the same predicament shortly after.

If this happens, most tech advice blogs will recommend that you restore the iPhone in iTunes. But restoring your iPhone in iTunes, although very useful can cause you to lose data on your device.

If you want to fix the software problem causing your device to be stuck on a boot loop without losing the data on your device, we recommend using TinyFix instead.

This is an iOS system repair tool which will restore the device, like iTunes does but without affecting the data on your device.

It is therefore one of the best solutions for the most common iOS system issues including all iOS stuck issues like a device that keeps showing the Apple Logo.

It is also very easy to use. You can just follow this guide to fix your iPhone once and for all:

Step 1: Run the program on to your computer and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable.

Step 2: In the main window, click on the “iOS System Repair” button to begin.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: You should see two repair modes in the next window. Choose “Standard Repair” to attempt to fix your iPhone without causing data loss. You should only use the “Deep Repair” mode if the Standard mode doesn’t work.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: In the next window, click “Download” to start downloading the firmware package that you will need to repair the device.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: When the download is complete, click on “Start” to begin fixing the device. Do not disconnect the iPhone from the computer until the process is completed.

repairing the device

Your iPhone will restart in normal mode and the boot loop issue should be permanently resolved.

Fix Your iPhone Using iTunes or Finder

Of course, you can also just fix the iPhone by restoring it in iTunes. But because the device is unresponsive, you may find it hard to get iTunes to detect it since you can’t “Trust this Computer.”

The workaround in this case is to restore the iPhone while it is in recovery mode. Follow these steps to put the device in recovery mode and then restore it in iTunes:

Step 1: The first step is to put your iPhone in recovery mode. The process to do that is different with every model. Here’s how to do it for your device:

iPhone 8 or Later: Very quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side/Power button. Continue to hold the Power button past the Apple Logo and only release it when you see the “Connect to iTunes” logo appear on the screen.

iPhone 8 or later in recovery mode

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side/Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. Hold them even after you see the Apple Logo button, releasing them only when you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen.

iPhone 7 in recovery mode

iPhone 6s or Earlier: Press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time and only release them when you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen.

iPhone 6s in recovery mode

Step 2: Once your iPhone is successfully in recovery mode, connect it to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 3: iTunes will detect the connected iPhone and offer you options to fix it. Select “Restore” and iTunes will restore the device to factory settings, thereby erasing any system errors that could be causing the problem.

finder recovery mode notification

Your iPhone should be back to normal once it restarts although you will lose any data that was not included in a backup.

Perform the DFU Restore

If the device is still stuck even after restoring it in iTunes, it is time to take it a step further and try using the DFU method.

Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode is a reliable solution to fix a lot of these problems, but we only recommend that you use it as a last resort since it will cause complete data los and it can be quite complicated.

To use a DFU restore to repair your device, try these steps:

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to your computer and then open iTunes

Step 2: Put your iPhone in DFU mode using these steps:

iPhone 8 and later:

  • Quickly press the Volume Up button
  • Quickly press the Volume down button
  • Press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen goes black
  • Then press and hold both the Side button and the Volume Down button at the same time for about 5 seconds
  • Release the Side Button and continue to hold the Volume Down button

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down button at the same time for about 8 seconds
  • After 8 seconds, let go of the Side button, but continue to hold the Volume Down button

iPhone 6s and earlier:

  • Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons at the same time for about 8 seconds
  • After 8 seconds, let go of the Power button, but continue to hold the Home button

If screen goes black with no logo of any kind displayed, your iPhone will be successfully in DFU mode.

You should also see a message in iTunes acknowledging that the device has been connected.

If you see the Apple Logo or the Connect to iTunes Logo, then you have pressed the Power/Side button for too long and you need to start again.

Step 3: If the device is successfully in DFU Mode, you will see a message in iTunes prompting you to restore it. Click “OK” and the follow the instructions to restore the iPhone.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

To get the device out of DFU mode, you can follow the instructions above to force restart it.

Hardware Problem? Contact Apple Support

If none of the solutions above are working to solve the problem, then you may be dealing with a hardware issue.

In this case, contact Apple Support to get the device fixed. You can choose to use their mail-in repair service or make an appointment at your local Apple Store.

Just go to https://support.apple.com/en-in to contact Apple Support and for more information.

While it is never a good situation to be in, you can easily fix a device that keeps showing the Apple Logo and turning off using the solutions above.

Of course if you don’t want to lose data, your best option is TinyFix, but we have done our best to include all your repair options in as much detail as we can.

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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