My iPhone Won’t Turn On Past The Apple Logo! Here’s The Fix.

While booting up your iPhone, you realize it’s spending an unusually long time turning on. Your iPhone screen only shows the Apple logo and nothing else and you don’t know what to do. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple logo.

Why Won’t My iPhone Turn On Past The Apple Logo?

When you turn your iPhone on, it initializes the software and checks all the hardware to make sure it’s working properly. The Apple logo is displayed on your iPhone while all of this is happening. If something goes wrong along the way, your iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple logo.

Unfortunately, this is usually a sign of pretty serious problem. However, there’s still a chance it can be fixed.

If you’ve just replaced a part on your iPhone and are now having this problem, it may be a good idea to try to reseat that part. If you haven’t just replaced a part of your iPhone, follow the steps below!

Hard Reset Your iPhone

Sometimes forcing your iPhone to restart is all you need to do to fix the problem. Since your iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple logo, you’ll have to do a hard reset. The way to hard reset an iPhone depends on which model you have, so we’ve broken down the process for each device.

iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, & Earlier

Simultaneously press and hold the Home button and the power button (Sleep/Wake button) until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears again.

iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

Press and hold down the volume down button and the power button at the same time. Keep holding both buttons until the Apple logo reappears on the display.

iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11

Start by pressing and releasing the Volume Up button. Then, press and release the Volume Down button. Lastly, hold down the side button. Keep holding the side button until the Apple logo appears. Remember to press the volume buttons at the beginning, or else you might accidentally send a message to your SOS contacts!

Put Your iPhone In DFU Mode

A Device Firmware Update (DFU) restore erases and reloads your iPhone’s software and firmware. This type of restore is also the last step you can take to completely rule out any type of iPhone software problem.

Below, we’ve broken down the DFU restore process for different models of the iPhone.

DFU Restore Older iPhones

First, connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes using your charging cable. Then, press and hold the power button and the Home button at the same time. After about eight seconds, let go of the power button while continuing to press the Home button. Release the Home button when your iPhone appears in iTunes.

Start the process over from the very beginning if your iPhone didn’t show up in iTunes.

DFU Restore An iPhone 7 Or 7 Plus

Start by connecting your iPhone to a computer using a Lightning cable. Then, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down button and the power button. After about eight seconds, let go of the power button, but keep holding the Volume Down button until your iPhone shows up in iTunes.

If your iPhone didn’t show up in iTunes, start over from the very beginning.

DFU Restore An iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, And iPhone XR

Use a Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes. Next, press and let go of the Volume Up button, then press and let go of the volume down button, then press and hold the side button.

When the screen turns black, press and hold the volume down button while continuing to hold the side button. Wait about five seconds, then release the side button while continuing to hold the volume down button. Keep holding until your iPhone appears in iTunes.

We know this is a lot, so check out our video if you’d like us to walk you through the process!

Addressing A Potential Hardware Problem

If your iPhone still won’t turn on past the Apple logo, a hardware issue is causing the problem. This specific problem often happens after a botched repair job.

If you went to a third-party repair shop, we recommend returning there to see if they’ll fix the problem. Since they may be the ones who caused it, there’s a chance they’ll fix your iPhone, free of charge.

If you tried to replace anything on your own, you’ll want to get the iPhone back into its original state before taking it into an Apple Store. Apple won’t touch your iPhone or offer you an out-of-warranty replacement price if they notice that you’ve replaced components of your iPhone with non-Apple parts.

Puls is another great repair option you can turn to. Puls is an on-demand repair company that sends a qualified technician straight to your doorstep. They repair iPhones on-the-spot and offer a lifetime warranty on the repair.

Shop For A New Cell Phone

Instead of paying for an expensive repair, you may want to consider using that money towards purchasing a brand new phone. Check out the phone comparison tool on UpPhone.com to compare every phone from every wireless carrier! A lot of the time, carriers will offer you great deals on a new phone if you decide to switch.

An Apple A Day

We know it’s stressful when your iPhone won’t turn on past the Apple logo. Now you know exactly how to fix this problem if it ever happens again. Thank you for reading. and let us know how you fixed your iPhone in the comments below!

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warden
2 days ago

my iphone5 it start by on and off now is flashing the logo doesent want to turn on

Quinn
9 days ago

I tried to restore my phone on itunes and it told me iphone could not restored ? What does that mean ?

skye
17 days ago

my iphone 4 keeps turning on and doing the apple logo but the logos got a black slice through it. and after the logo the screen goes dark and then the logo appears and this keeps happening.

Raina
19 days ago

hello so I watched the video but I don’t think I have anything that can plug from my sisters computer to my phone its still spoiled is there a another way I can fix it whiteout a computer and don’t need to delete all my games and progress my phone is iPhone 7 or above and its apple brand
 

Last edited 19 days ago by Raina
Olivia
20 days ago

I was able to restore my iphone 10 using the DFU. It took my phone back to factory settings, but I store my data in the cloud so everything was recovered. Thank you!

Mateo
23 days ago

Hello, I tried to restore it normally and the DFU one and I cant get trought the apple logo. I think the problem is that my iphone wont connect to the computer, I know its not a usb problem because the usb works in my other iphone. Please help.

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Liam Shotwell
21 days ago
Reply to  Mateo

If you’ve followed all the steps in this article and your phone still won’t turn on past the Apple logo, then you should consider getting the phone repaired or replaced. If you can’t interact with the phone at all, even to do a hard reset or a DFU restore, then there isn’t anything you can do without a professional. If I had to take a guess, I’d say that there might be some kind of battery issue, but there really isn’t enough information to tell.

Quinn
9 days ago
Reply to  Mateo

Make sure you have a cable that support usb tranfering
 

JOHN
24 days ago

I PHONE 10 WONT TURN ON

Criselda
25 days ago

Any updates? Anyone able to fix the problem?

Judith Dupuis
27 days ago

Does anyone ever answer?

Ashton Cobin
1 month ago

My IPhone 5 will only display the Apple logo and then off and it will repeat this cycle. I have tried doing the soft reset by holding the power and home buttons but nothing changes. Do you think this is repairable. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

Judith Dupuis
27 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Cobin

Me too

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Liam Shotwell
26 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Cobin

I know that this is an iPhone 5, but it’s possible that recent software updates have changed how hard resets work. Try holding down the volume down button and the power button to see if that initiates the hard reset instead. If you don’t manage to get it to work, it might be hardware or firmware related. In that case, you should consider going to get it checked out to see if it needs repairs.

skye
17 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Cobin

my i phone 4 does this

anomanous
1 month ago

hi, every time i do this my phone just turns off and get re stuck on the apple logo again

Ahmed
1 month ago
Reply to  anomanous

same, someone help please?

Alicia
1 month ago

My IPhone 6s is showing the apple screen for like 15 minutes, and I already tried to press the home and power button but the screen turns black and goes back to the freezing apple screen.

Jasmine
1 month ago
Reply to  Alicia

Yea same mine is doing the same thing

Mata
1 month ago
Reply to  Alicia

We need new phones 😭😭😭

Sal
11 days ago
Reply to  Alicia

Hi Alicia,
 
have you sort this problem if so how have you done? I have got the same problem now 🙁
thanks
Sal

Michael
1 month ago

Hi,
I have an iphone 5s that won’t turn on. When I hold the power button and the home button, it comes up with the apple logo for a couple seconds then it goes black screen but it is still on. I have tried putting the phone into DFU mode but that didn’t work. Itunes can’t fix the problem. It comes up with errors like 4013, 3194 and a couple others
What do I do?

Chloe
1 month ago

Hi I have a iPhone 11 Pro it was recently doing a update an hadn’t turned on since an is only showing Apple Symbol iv tried restarting it but has done anything and continues to show Apple symbol

Adriana G
1 month ago
Reply to  Chloe

what did u do
i have the same problem

Ifeanyi Gerald
4 months ago

Hi
So my iphone s8 has refused to power on. But when I plug it, it will show only the apple logo .it comes on and goes off every 2 seconds. It doesnt display battery charging only the apple logo come s on and off .. Even when i remove it from charging it doesnt come on atall.. Its totally blank when its not plugged in. Please whats the possible solution to this problem

rabih
4 months ago
Reply to  David Lynch

doesnt work, even restore the phone not working

rabih
4 months ago
Reply to  Ifeanyi Gerald

any updates ??
same problem to my iphone 6 plus

anon
5 months ago

hi i have the iphone 7 plus and it recently has been acting up a lot (just yesterday it deleted all of my android contacts out of nowhere) and then today i go to restart my phone because it was glitching out and now it has been on the apple screen for more than 3 hours. it keeps on restarting every like 3-5 mins and then just stays on the apple screen until it restarts the cycle again. i have tried all of the tips now and none of them are working.. please help! i don’t want to lose any… Read more »

Kevoncarver
4 months ago
Reply to  anon

This is exactly what my iphone 7plus is doing !

Bee Cheng
4 months ago
Reply to  anon

Hi Anon, I have actually the same problem as you with iPhone 7 Plus; which just happened today. Have you solved it out yet. I am thinking maybe it’s the Apple update that did this thing to our phone or what. Please let me know how you solve your problem if you did find a solution. Many thanks.

phoebe boorman
5 months ago

i have the iphone x and none of the tips are working

Naaa
1 month ago
Reply to  phoebe boorman

where you able to fix it? I am struggling with the same thing rn

Josh
1 month ago
Reply to  Naaa

I’m in same boat any fix???

Anju
5 months ago

hi..My iphone 8 is stuck on apple logo for last 3 hours..I tried the hard reset, doesn’t work…plugged it to itunes (it doesn’t show there)..what to do..!!Please help..It was warning me of storage getting full, but before I could take action, it died on me !!!

Kelsea
4 months ago
Reply to  David Lynch

DFU wipes the phone though, doesn’t it? Is there any way to get the photos off first?

Naaa
1 month ago
Reply to  Kelsea

where you able to fix it without using DFU? I am struggling with the same thing rn

klo
1 month ago
Reply to  Kelsea

Same thing is hapening to me. Did you get it fix?

Eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  Anju

Mine has just done the same thing did you manage to solve the problem?

Ahmed
1 month ago
Reply to  Anju

Same happened to me, did you fix it?