Methods To Fix iPhone Keeps Showing the Apple Logo and Turning off

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Summary: Sometimes, iPhone users might come across the issue of their iPhone getting stuck at the Apple logo and switching off automatically. So, why does this happen? Is it possible to fix it at home? Here are some methods to try to fix the issue that iPhone keeps showing the Apple logo and turning off.

Why Does My iPhone Keep Showing the Apple Logo and Turning off?

When your iPhone keeps showing the Apple logo but not turning on, something has definitely gone wrong with its startup routine:

  1. Software crash: There is an internal software error occurs when your iPhone is updating or transferring data.
  2. Hardware corruption: Maybe recently you drop your iPhone or accidentally spill liquid on it.
  3. Jailbreaking: Jailbreaking can disrupt iPhone’s basic functionalities, causing iPhone keeps showing the Apple logo and turning off.

Thankfully, there are several things you can try to fix the problem. Below, we’ve mentioned some easy methods to get your iPhone back to running normally again.

Methods to Fix iPhone Keep Showing the Apple Logo

Method 1: Charge Your iPhone

If your iPhone doesn’t have enough charge, it’ll show up Apple logo but fail to boot up properly. So, plug it in and leave it on charging for some time. Then, try restarting to check if it works normally. If not, proceed with the other steps below.

Method 2: Force Restart iPhone

Force restarting will not erase the existing data in your iPhone, so you can operate without worry. Follow the following steps to force restart the iPhone according to the iPhone models:

iPhone 6s and earlier models:

Press the Home button and the Power button at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7Plus:

Press and hold the Volume – button and the Power button at the same time for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

iPhone 8 Series, iPhone X and Later Models:

First, quickly press the Volume + button and release, then quickly press the Volume – button and release, then press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Method 3: Recovery Mode

One of the best ways to fix the iPhone stuck at the Apple logo and turning off automatically is to restore it via iTunes. All you need to do is to put your iPhone into Recovery mode. First, turn off your iPhone and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. Then follow the following steps to force put the iPhone into Recovery mode according to the iPhone models:

iPhone 6s and earlier models:

Press and hold the Power button and the Volume – button until the iPhone displays the screen connecting to iTunes.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7Plus:

Press and hold the Power button and the Volume – button until the iPhone displays the screen connecting to iTunes.

iPhone 8 Series, iPhone X or Later Models:

  1. Press the Volume + button, then press the Volume – button.
  2. Then press and hold the Side button for 10 seconds, until the iPhone displays the screen connecting to iTunes.

Now, there will be a recovery mode screen on iTunes. Click the Restore or Update option according to your need.ipod-recovery-mode

Method 4: DFU Mode

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, a special mode built-in iOS. This mode is an advanced recovery mode because it can fix the problems found in firmware and software. So if the recovery mode can’t help you out, you can try DFU mode.

Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable, and make sure iTunes or Finder is turned on. Then enter DFU Mode according to different models:

iPhone 8 Series, iPhone X and Later Models

  1. Press the Volume + button, then press the Volume – button.
  2. Then press and hold the Side button for 10 seconds, until the iPhone is shut down and the screen goes black.
  3. Then quickly press and hold the Volume – button for about 5 seconds, and then release the Side button.
  4. Continue to long-press the Volume- button for about 10 seconds to enter the DFU Mode, and the iPhone screen will display black.

If you want to exit DFU mode, please quickly press the Volume + button, then quickly press the Volume – button, and finally press and hold the Side button until the device restarts.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Models

  1. After pressing and holding the Side button for 3 seconds, press and hold the Home button and the Side button at the same time for 10 seconds.
  2. Release both buttons, then the screen turns bright but blank and the iPhone enters DFU mode.

To exit DFU mode, press and hold the Side button and the Volume button until the device restarts.

iPhone 6s or Earlier Models

  1. After pressing and holding the Side button for 3 seconds, press and hold the Home button and the Side button at the same time for 10 seconds.
  2. Release the Side button, but continue to hold the Home button for 5 seconds.
  3. Finally, release the Home button, then the screen turns bright but blank and the iPhone enters DFU mode.

After following the above steps to make the Apple device enter DFU Mode, iTunes or Finder will display the Recovery Mode dialog box. But unlike the Recovery Mode, the Check for Update option is not optional, you can only select the Restore iPhone option.DFU- recovery mode dialog box

Then follow the prompts to confirm the operation and don’t operate iTunes/Finder and Apple devices during the process.

To exit DFU mode, press and hold the Side button and the Home button until the device restarts, which will successfully exit DFU.

Method 5: Contact Apple Support

If none of the methods above work, there are chances of issues with your iPhone’s hardware. In that case, you can try contacting Apple support. You can visit the nearest Apple authorized service center to know more about the problem and get it fixed by authorized personnel.

Conclusion

Usually, restoring or updating via iTunes will solve the issue that iPhone keeps showing the Apple logo and turning off. However, if it doesn’t work, you can try the DFU restore method. Ensure to proceed with caution, as some of these methods may cause data loss on your iPhone. But if the data loss happens, don’t worry, we have the best data recovery tool for you: Bitwar iPhone Data Recovery Software.

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