How to Fix iPhone Black Screen Spinning Wheel Issue at Your Ease

With the release of new iOS, some apple fans have encountered iPhone stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel. Well, this is not rare. In the following post, some tips will be introduced to fix this problem.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 05, 2020

Some iPhone users have reported their iPhone stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel. This is quite common after iPhone was updated to the newest system. iPhone stuck on a black screen is one kind of iPhone frozen issue. When this comes to an iPhone, it won’t respond and can’t turn on normally.

iPhone Stuck on Black Screen with Spinning Wheel

iPhone Stuck on Black Screen with Spinning Wheel

Why Is An iPhone Stuck on Black Screen with A Spinning Wheel?

Generally speaking, the iPhone stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel was due to a restart. It happens when iPhone boots up. Some encountered after iOS upgraded. With different compatibility of a new iOS system to an iPhone, some iPhone modes couldn’t be compatible with its new features which could cause this problem. Also, if the iPhone hardware was damaged, after a reset of the iPhone, the device would be grasped with this. All in all, software glitches covered most of the frozen/black screen with a spinning wheel issue.

The following parts will give some fixes to fix this iPhone black screen with a spinning wheel bug.

Force restart the iPhone to Solve iPhone Black Screen Spinning Wheel

To force restart an iPhone will cure the most non-responding issue. It’s a quick way to turn off the iPhone and get it back to normal.

iPhone 8/8 Plus and later iPhone modes:

  1. Press and quickly release the volume + button. And then press and quickly release the volume minus button.
  2. Hold the side button until the Apple logo appears and release the side button.

iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  1. Press both the volume down button and the Sleep button.
  2. Release both buttons once the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus and earlier iPhone modes:

  1. Press both Sleep button and Home button.
  2. No more press when the Apple logo appears.

Restore iPhone to Get out of iPhone Stuck on Black Screen with Spinning Wheel

Restoring your device using iTunes will fix iPhone frozen/close/stuck issues to some degree. In this way, you need to have an old backup to restore. In order to finish this more effectively, you can erase your device through iCloud remotely. This will totally sweep away all your data from your iPhone. There are 2 ways you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone. One is the computer can detect your iPhone and the device had trusted the computer. The second is using DFU mode to restore the iPhone.

Way 1. Restore iPhone with Recovery Mode.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a computer with a USB cable. Generally, iTunes would turn on itself and detect your iPhone if the device has trusted this computer.

Step 2. Put your device into Recovery Mode. You can Force Start your iPhone but don’t release until you see the Recovery Mode screen on iPhone.

Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

Step 3. Tap the Restore on iTunes.

Restore iPhone via iTunes

Restore iPhone via iTunes

If you’re using iTunes, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.

Way 2. Restore iPhone with DFU Mode.

DFU mode is one of the Recovery modes of the iPhone. It is different from the recovery mode above mentioned. While using DFU mode to restore the iPhone, the device will turn into totally black. Also, iTunes will show you a different screen message.

Step 1. Connect your device to a computer. and turn the iPhone into DFU mode.

Step 2. iTunes will detect the device and you need to tap OK on the computer.

DFU Mode to Restore iPhone

DFU Mode to Restore iPhone

Step 3. Following the instruction on the computer and click on the Restore to restore the iPhone.

DFU Mode to Restore iPhone

DFU Mode to Restore iPhone

After all these steps are settled, you can start the iPhone from scratch.

Way 3. Using AnyFix to Get out of iPhone Stuck on Black Screen with Spinning Wheel

AnyFix, an iOS system repair tool, which is committing to troubleshooting the iOS system and iTunes problems. It provides some professional ways to fix over 130 iOS system issues and over 200 iTunes problems efficiently. So if your iPhone stays stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel, give AnyFix a try which won’t let your down. The following steps are leading a troubleshooting tutorial.

Step 1. Download AnyFix and run it on your computer > connect your iPhone to the computer > choose the System Repair on the top.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Fix iOS System Issues with AnyFix

How to Fix iOS System Issues with AnyFix

Step 2. Click on the 50+ iPhone Problems and then tap on the Start Now to go on.

How to Fix iPhone won't restore - Step 1

How to Fix iOS System Issues with AnyFix -Step 2

Step 3. Here will list 3 modes for you to fix the iPhone issue. Click on the Standard Repair which won’t risk any data loss.

How to Fix System Issues with AnyFix

How to Fix System Issues with AnyFix

Step 4. Minutes later, you will see the Repair Completed page on the screen.

How to Fix iOS System Issues with AnyFix

How to Fix iOS System Issues with AnyFix

The Bottom Line

iPhone stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel issue is quite frustrating. But no worries, all these methods above were approved to be reliable. If you still got stuck in this, you can leave your message in the comment part. We can figure this out together. As AnyFix did solve the iPhone stuck issue for thousands of users successfully, you can just download it and give it a try.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.