Fix: iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo While or After Updating to iOS 12/11/10

Your iPhone or iPad stuck on Apple logo while or after updating to iOS 12/11/10? This tutorial tells you some basic tips to fix the iPhone iPad update stuck on Apple logo issue effortlessly.

By Tom Boyer | Posted on: Dec. 14, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2018

Recently some iOS users complained on twitter and said, their iPhone iPad stuck on Apple logo after update (iOS 10, iOS 11, and even iOS 12), just like the screenshot shows below:

Twitter @ayo_gee reported iPhone stuck on Apple logo – iOS 11

Twitter @ayo_gee reported iPhone stuck on Apple logo – iOS 11

You may be one of Apple users attracted by the new features of iOS 10/11 or the newest iOS 12, and now you try to update your device. However, your iPhone or iPad stuck on Apple logo after update and cannot work. So how to quickly get out of this bad situation? In this post, we give you some useful tips that you can easily solve the iPhone iPad stuck on Apple logo issue.

If your device can be recognized by iTunes after being connected to computer with USB data cable, backup your device to iTunes. Because some tips below may erase your device.

1. Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo – Force Restart iPhone iPad

Have you tried to power off your device to clean all processes on your iOS device? If you can’t power off your device by press “Power/Sleep” button, you can try to force restart your device to get your device out off “stuck on Apple logo”.

iPhone 8/8+, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR:

Press and release the volume up button > Quickly press and release the volume down button > Quickly press and hold the side button about 10 seconds and release the side button when the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 7/7+:

Press and hold both the Side button and Volume down button for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 6/6s/SE:

Press and hold both the Side button and Home button until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 5s and earlier:

Press and hold both the Top button and Home button until you see the Apple logo.

2. Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo – Restore in Recovery Mode

If restarting can’t help you get out of the problem “iPhone iPad stuck on Apple logo”, you may need to restore your device in Recovery Mode.

Step 1 Connect your device to your computer via a USB cable > Run iTunes (make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes).

Step 2 Force restart your device but don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo, wait until the connect to iTunes screen appears.

Step 3 When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data. After the process completes, set up your device.

Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo - Restore in Recovery Mode

Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo – Restore in Recovery Mode

3. Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo after Update – Use iOS Reboot Tools

Some recovery tools could help you fix this iOS issue. For example, by using iOS restart tools like PhoneRescue for iOS, you can get your device out of stuck on “Apple Logo”, “Restarting Loop” or “Connect to iTunes”. But before you use this tool, you should know that it would erase all data and settings on your device.

PhoneRescue – Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo

Download PhoneRescue for iOS and use it to repair your iOS problems, such as stuck in Apple logo, reboot cycle and system crash, after you read this post.

4. Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Apple Logo – Contact Apple Support for Help

If you have tried all tips above to fix your iOS stuck problem, now you can contact Apple support team online for help. For some hardware problems, you can take it to local Apple Authorized Service Provider and get a repair.

This guide shows you how to fix iPhone iPad stuck on Apple logo after updating to 12/11/10, if you want to know more about problems & solutions in iOS 12, iOS 11 or iOS 10, you can refer to the guides below:
The Most Common iOS 12 Update Problems and Solutions >
The Most Common iOS 11 Update Problems and Solutions >
The Most Common iOS 10 Update Problems and Solutions >

The Bottom Line

In addition to the ways mentioned above, there are some other methods you can have a try, including changing another USB cable, updating to latest iTunes, pressing volume up/down etc. If you have some good ideas of fixing iPhone iPad stuck on Apple logo issue, be free to share them on the below comment section to help other readers.

Tom Boyer

A writer for iMobie, has been covering iOS, Mac and Android related How-to Articles / Apps Reviews for 3+ years. Like sharing something about data recovering knowledge and apps.