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How to Restart an iPhone If It’s Stuck on the Apple Logo

By Novak Bozovic / September 3, 2020

There are many reasons why your iPhone might be stuck on the Apple logo. Perhaps you've tried to update to a newer version of iOS, you might be using a beta iOS version, or you've tried to jailbreak your smartphone. No matter the reason, we've going to offer the solution to this problem.

So, how to restart an iPhone if it's stuck on the Apple logo? Well, there are two solutions available. You should try force-restarting your smartphone. If that doesn't help, you can access your iPhone's 'recovery mode' (and reset it from your computer).

With that said, go through the following step-by-step instructions.

Solution #1: Force Restart Your iPhone (Applicable to All iPhone Models)

Keep in mind that force-restarting your iPhone won't erase the content of your smartphone. That's precisely the reason why we're recommending it first. So, here's what you need to do.

If You Have an iPhone 11 / iPhone X / iPhone SE (2nd Generation) / iPhone 8 or 8 Plus:

iPhone 11 Force Restart Buttons

If You Have an iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Force Restart Buttons

If You Have an iPhone 6S or an Older iPhone Model:

iPhone 6 Force Restart Buttons

Solution #2: Enter Recovery Mode on Your iPhone

If force-restarting your phone doesn't work, your next solution is to enter your iPhone's recovery mode. When it comes to this method, you will need the following:

Note

In case you're using macOS Catalina, you'll get to control your iPhone via Finder. If you have any of the previous macOS versions, you'll need the latest version of iTunes available (this applies to Windows computers as well).

If You Have an iPhone 11 / iPhone X / iPhone SE (2nd Generation) / iPhone 8 or 8 Plus:

iPhone 11 Force Restart Buttons

If You Have an iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Force Restart Buttons

If You Have an iPhone 6S or an Older iPhone Model:

iPhone 6 Force Restart Buttons

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You've reached the end of our guide on restarting an iPhone if it's stuck on the Apple logo. If you have any questions for us, make sure to post your comment below. And don't forget to share this article with other iOS users. Thanks!



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