iPhone Stuck On Spinning Wheel? Here’s The Fix!

Your iPhone is stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel and you’re not sure why. Your iPhone isn’t turning back on no matter what you do! In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when your iPhone is stuck on a spinning wheel.

Why Is My iPhone Stuck On A Spinning Wheel?

Most of the time, your iPhone gets stuck on a spinning wheel because something went wrong during the reboot process. This can happen after you turn your iPhone on, update its software, or reset it.

It’s also possible that a physical component of your iPhone is damaged or broken. Our step-by-step guide below will start with software troubleshooting steps, then help you get support if your iPhone is broken.

Hard Reset Your iPhone

A hard reset forces your iPhone to quickly turn off and back on. When your iPhone crashes, freezes, or gets stuck on a spinning wheel, a hard reset can get it to turn back on.

The process of performing a hard reset varies depending on which model iPhone you have:

  • iPhone 6s and earlier: Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and power button until the screen goes completely black and the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone 7: Simultaneously press and hold the volume down button and the power button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone 8 and newer: Press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the display goes black and the Apple logo appears.

A hard reset will fix this problem most of the time. If it did, immediately backup your iPhone to iTunes (PCs and Macs running Mojave 10.14 or earlier), Finder (Macs running Catalina 10.15 and newer), or iCloud. If this problem persists, you’ll want a copy of all the data on your iPhone!

DFU Restore Your iPhone

A DFU (device firmware update) restore is the deepest iPhone restore and the last step you can take to completely rule out a software problem. Every line of code is erased and reloaded onto your iPhone and the latest version of iOS is installed.

Make sure to backup your iPhone before putting it in DFU mode. When you’re ready, check out our DFU restore guide to learn how to do this step!

Contact Apple

It’s time to contact Apple support if your iPhone is still stuck on a spinning wheel. Make sure to schedule an appointment if you plan on taking your iPhone into the Genius Bar. Apple also has phone and live chat support if you don’t live near a retail location.

Take Your iPhone For A Spin

You’ve fixed the problem with your iPhone and it’s turning on again. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your family, friends, and followers what to do when their iPhone is stuck on a spinning wheel.

Any other questions about your iPhone? Leave them in the comments section below!

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Jack
2 hours ago

My phone has a broken home button so I cant reset it!!!!!!!!

Genesis
1 day ago

My phone is stuck on a black screen and a spinning wheel

MelRose
1 day ago

this fix didn’t work for me, so I found a youtube video that helped! Just press in the power button AND the Volume Down button until it shows the Apple logo and itll boot right back up!

hayila
5 days ago

my phone is stuck on the black screen with a spinning wheel. i can hear when people call my phone tho, will it die or just keep doing that?

Hannah
1 day ago
Reply to  hayila

is it still stuck on spinning wheel?

I I miss
10 days ago

my friends phone is stuck on a black loading screen and we tried a hard reset

Natally
4 days ago
Reply to  I I miss

hi this just happened to my sister I just fixed all you have to do is press both volume buttons or press the top one

Natasha
11 days ago

Thank you so much, helped right away :))

Natasha
11 days ago

Thank you so much, helped right away 🙂

abby
13 days ago

My iPhone is spinning and won’t come on even tried to force start it didn’t work!

natalia
1 day ago
Reply to  abby

same and it wont turn on i just got then new iphone 11 and i used all my storage but it happended to my other iphone 8 last time i ran out of storage so idk what to do pls someone help me.

bianca
6 hours ago
Reply to  natalia

this happened to my last iphone 8 plus lol… now my moms definitely not going help me get a new phone.

anonymous
14 days ago

It still doesn’t work, no help at all

emma
16 days ago

Finally worked Thank you !!!!!!!!!!

maxmimus
14 days ago
Reply to  emma

for how long??

Alicia
17 days ago

my phone shut off it’s a loading screen!

Alicia
17 days ago

my iphone shut off but its a black screen with a loading signal,nothing is working i cant shut it off or do anything.

Jenn
16 days ago
Reply to  Alicia

same here

samantha
13 days ago
Reply to  Jenn

same how do we fix it and turn it back on ?

Esana
4 days ago
Reply to  samantha

same

Alicia
17 days ago

my iphone shut off but its a black screen with a loading signal,nothing is working i cant shut it off or do anything.It happend audimatically while i was using my phone.Right before it shut off it said no more storage.Can u help me or tell me whats wrong with my iphone.

emma
16 days ago
Reply to  Alicia

same

Jemima
7 days ago
Reply to  Alicia

Same with me to. I tried these things but it’s not turning on. I tried putting it on charge but every 7 seconds it would make the ‘I have just been plugged in’ sound.

gaby
6 days ago
Reply to  Jemima

same
its been doing it for 30 min

Bethany
18 days ago

I have an iPhone 6 and I thought I had lost my phone and lately I’ve been having iacloud problems with saving things so i knew that I would’ve lost a lot so tysm bc I thought my phone was stuck for good

Libby
19 days ago

It didn’t work

Libby
19 days ago

It didn’t work

froxy
20 days ago

I fricking love you, THANK YOUUU

Rebecca
21 days ago

That workout why does it happen and how do I prevent It?

Cheryl
21 days ago

Worked! Thank you!

bilqwet
22 days ago

i dont know if this is the same thing? but my phone just went black with a loading sign.it has been like that for a while.I tried to charge it but it keeps making the charging sound.I tried to refresh it but instead it just turned black and would come back to the loading screen.What do i do?? 🙁

Emma
13 days ago
Reply to  bilqwet

mine is the same, have u fixed it?

asoom
25 days ago

my iphone shut off but its a black screen with a loading signal,nothing is working i cant shut it off or do anything.It happend audimatically while i was using my phone.Right before it shut off it said no more storage.Can u help me or tell me whats wrong with my iphone.

lazar
27 days ago

Hello David i have a problem. Can you help me?

Agnese Gandolfo
29 days ago

For anyone having constant buffering issues…it has to do with backing ip messages to icloud. Theres some glitches. It kept restoring attachments to old messages even after they were deleted. When i turn off the functionality the buffering stops. I finally cane to this conclusion after replacing my phone and having the same issue on my new phone.

andrewk
1 month ago

Is there a similar procedure for the iPad?

I have a 2016 iPad Pro 9.7” and I have the black screen with the spinning white circle in the centre.

I can’t do it reset or a hard reset. At this stage, I’m hoping that the battery will eventually die so that I can plug it in and do a proper restart.

Unless someone else has some ideas …

taylor
1 month ago

just updated my phone to ios 14 and this happened, got so scared id have to buy a new phone! thank you so much!

Deb
1 month ago

Thank you!! Worked right away.

Cruz
1 month ago

I have a iPhone 11 and will it ever stop spinnng?

asoom
25 days ago
Reply to  Cruz

same thing is ahppening to me!! did u end up fixing yours??

Makayla
20 days ago
Reply to  asoom

same thing is happening to me! I cant fix it.

Julie
8 days ago
Reply to  Cruz

I’ve had the same problem, just plugged my charging cable

Bobby V
1 month ago

Better than contacting Apple support…this fix saved me from throwing my phone against a brick wall! Thanks guys

Brii Rhodes
2 months ago

Hello, My name is Brii. My screen is black and has the spinning wheel. It will not allow me to restart. Can you help?

asoom
25 days ago
Reply to  Brii Rhodes

same thing is happening to me rn!! did u end up fixing yours??

zach
2 months ago

you just saved my life!!!! Cant thank you enough!!!!!!!!!

Jeanine
2 months ago

my iphone 11 will not sync to my JBL boombox

lola
2 months ago

this actually saved my life, I was not prepared to tell my mum that my phone wasn’t working

Michelle
2 months ago

I tried all the techniques and my phone won’t reset can I wait for it to die??

Alicia
3 months ago

This was very helpful hun! Thx so much 😊

Clive
3 months ago

Thank you this worked on my iPhone 6S

shay
3 months ago

my phone is just stuck on the spinning wheel

J.J.
3 months ago

It’s siri. Enable, use, disable. Or, disable, enable.

Chaaru
3 months ago

Thank u soo much it really worked

Tehreem
4 months ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! you’re a lifesaver!

Taha Alasadi
4 months ago

I Tried all the method but still my phone doesn’t work (I PHONE X)

abhi
3 months ago
Reply to  Taha Alasadi

same have you found something that works i really dont want to take it to a guineas bar

Bobbie
4 months ago

Tired the iPhone 8 or newer and didn’t work then tried iPhone 7 way and it worked (I have an iPhone 8)

Jeremy Daniel
4 months ago

Hello have tried the hard restart but it’s not going off

Jana
4 months ago

LIFE SAVER! THANK YOU!!!!!!! My business is making appointments via my iphone. This saved my ass! Bless your tech savvy soul!

Kayla
4 months ago

The hard restart normally works for me, but in this case it is not. I have tried multiple times and it won’t turn off. Still a black screen and spinning wheel

terrell
4 months ago
Reply to  Kayla

Kayla im having the same issue what did you do?

Brii Rhodes
2 months ago
Reply to  terrell

Did you ever get your phone to work? Mine is doing the same thing.

espernza
4 months ago
Reply to  Kayla

also my daughter has the same issue

Ali Husain
4 months ago

Thanks a lot. Hard Reset instruction worked on my iPhone XS Max.

beth
4 months ago

thank you that worked on my new se 2020
 

Joyce Masciopinto
4 months ago

The hard start is not working. It is still black and spinning

Solomon
5 months ago

My iphone8 screen as turned black with a loading icon spinning. It can’t turn off or back on. What can I do to turn It off and restart it

Debra Deppen
4 months ago
Reply to  Solomon

Same here.. did you fix it?

holly
4 months ago
Reply to  Solomon

mines been doing it all morning i don’t know what to do !!!!

asoom
25 days ago
Reply to  holly

samee did u fix urs?? and if so how??plss

mads
25 days ago
Reply to  holly

did u figure out how to fix it?

niyah
1 month ago
Reply to  Solomon

same here!!!