How to Fix and Restart iPhone if it is Stuck on the Apple Logo

It’s always a nightmare if your iPhone gets stuck on the bootup screen. You will not be able to restart the iPhone. All you get to see is the Apple logo. It may happen due to system bugs occurring due to installing the developer beta updates. Also, corrupted data on the phone may cause the device to reboot. Then it gets stuck on the logo screen. Often people try to unethically jailbreak the iPhone which results in the device staying on the bootup screen.

In this guide, I will tell you a few ways to fix up this issue. I know you will think about how do you even fix when you cannot enter the device. If you have a Mac or Windows PC lying around, then you can troubleshoot it easily. Some people who may not be tech-savvy get worried and run to the Apple store. Sure the folks at the Apple Care will help you out but they will charge money for it. Instead of that, you can first try to troubleshoot the issue on your own.

How to Fix and Restart iPhone if it is Stuck on the Apple Logo

Why is your phone stuck in the Apple logo screen or the black screen of death?

Since most software updates are the culprits, it is quite evident that software bugs on the update and system failures after the Update are the root causes. As for the black screen of death, more often than not, it’s the work of applications that don’t have proper authorization.

So to fix these issues, there is also more than just one way, but it is highly recommended that you take a back up of your entire device before proceeding with the methods mentioned below.

First, we begin with the simple troubleshoot where we have to forcibly reboot the device. This process can work fine on an iPad as well. Also, stay assured for all of your data remains safe while you force reboot the iPhone/iPad.

Force Restart the iPhone

  • Press the volume up button and release it immediately
  • Then press the volume down button and release it immediately
  • Finally, press the power button until the screen blacks out
  • That will be followed by the Apple logo appearing on the screen and then the device enters the lock screen
  • Unlock your device using the passcode and access it


The force restarting key combinations are different for the different generations of iPhones. The one I mentioned above is for the latest iPhones based on face ID as well as the new iPhone SE(2nd Gen).

For iPhone 5/6/7 series and iPhone SE 1st generation

  • Press the power and the volume buttons together.
  • As the screen will turn black, release the buttons.
  • Press the power button again until the Apple logo shows up.

Enter the Recovery Mode to Restart iPhone

Next, there is another way to restart the iPhone if it is stuck on the Apple logo. That is a bit technical but still simple enough if you understand how to do it. In this, you have to connect your iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC to restore the latest update on the iPhone. This method also works for the iPad.


  • A Macbook
  • Windows PC with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • A USB Connector

Steps to Enter Recovery Mode

  • Connect the iPhone to the Mac or the PC using the connector
  • On your iPhone(8/SE 2nd Gen/X/XS/11) press the volume up button and release it immediately.
  • Similarly, press the volume down button and release it
  • Then press the power button until the on the screen you see
  • On iPhone 7 series, press volume down + power button at the same time to enter recovery mode
  • Now, move to your Mac or iTunes on the Windows
  • You will see a prompt that mentions There is a problem with the iPhone that requires to be updated and restored.
    update iOS iPadOS to restart iPhone
  • Click on Update. The latest version of iOS/iPadOS will be installed on your respective device.
  • If your iPhone can’t be updated, then it will be restored to the factory settings.
  • The restore will retrieve all the data from your backup to the iCloud.


If the restore process of downloading backup takes more than 15 minutes, then the device will come out of the recovery mode. Don’t worry you have to repeat the steps from the start. However, this seldom happens.

So, that’s it, guys. If you want to restart your iPhone because it is stuck on the bootloop, then this guide will help you out. Follow it and if there is any doubt let me know in the comments below.

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