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 is stuck on the Apple logo, 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 Did Your iPhone Get Stuck?

When you turn your iPhone on, it initializes the software and checks all the hardware to make sure its working properly. The Apple logo is displayed on your iPhone while all of this is happening. If something goes wrong along the way, the screen can get stuck on 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

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.

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 isn’t turning 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 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. You’ll know exactly how to fix this problem if it ever happens again. Let us know how you fixed your iPhone in the comments section below!

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Ifeanyi Gerald
Ifeanyi Gerald

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


any updates ??
same problem to my iphone 6 plus


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 »


This is exactly what my iphone 7plus is doing !

Bee Cheng
Bee Cheng

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
phoebe boorman

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


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 !!!