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4 Ways to Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen [2023 Solved]

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: February 1, 2023

If you have an iPhone Stuck issue on the Apple Logo Loading Screen, you are welcomed here to search a solution because your iPhone has been sitting around doing absolutely nothing.

You were probably stuck staring at Apple’s logo for the past hour. Frustrated, you searched the internet for solutions and ended up at our humble service.

Now you are safe, but why? Well for one, you are not alone since this problem occurs frequently and two, there is always a fix.

So let’s admit it, we all love our Apple devices, but we loathe the times when they encounter pesky problems such as this one. One would think Apple has everything in order, but alas, we have to come to terms that any device is subject to technical difficulties.

Issues like iPhone 13 stuck on loading screen is a headache. In cases like these, this is why we exist, the people at FoneDog Toolkit, and will provide you with all the solutions you need to get your iPhone or any iOS device back to normal working order. For example, fixing the black screen of death is just a one-click thing for this tool. Before anything else, let us look into how your device got stuck in the first place.

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Part 1. Why Do the iPhone Get into Stuck on Loading Screen?Part 2. Fixing the iPhone to Get Out of the Loading ScreenPart 3. The Easiest and Time-Efficient Method to Fix Your iPhone to NormalPart 4. Video Guide: How can We Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen Issue?Part 5. Conclusion and Recommendations

Part 1. Why Do the iPhone Get into Stuck on Loading Screen?

So why did your iPhone get stuck at the logo screen? Well, it basically boils down to a software problem. Yet which software problem is tricky and depends entirely on what you have probably done. So here we list four instances for you, all of which may lead to a stuck iOS device.

  1. You recently upgraded/updated your iPhone to the latest iOS firmware then encountered the issue upon restart.
  2. You attempted to jailbreak your iPhone.
  3. The iPhone hung up after a restoration via iTunes or iCloud.
  4. When either updating/upgrading or restoring your iPhone, you may have encountered an error.

Now that we know the possible ways for the iPhone to get frozen at the Apple logo screen, let us now look into how we can remedy it.

Part 2. Fixing the iPhone to Get Out of the Loading Screen

We will now go into four methods available which our team has mustered up. We rated them from easy to advance for your convenience. Take note that any of these methods can work, but if one fails to show results then simply try another. If you want to save yourself from the hassle, our last method is available for you to try.

It is guaranteed safe on your data, fast and efficient!

Method 1: Forcing a Restart on Your iOS Device (Easy Difficulty)

In our first method, we will have to force the iPhone to restart. While this is simple, take note that you should backup any files via iTunes or iCloud as this method may cause data loss. With this said, let us get started.

For iPhone Version 6 and Older:

  1. Press and hold the ‘Power Button’ and the ‘Home Button’ of your iPhone simultaneously until the screen goes black.
  2. Press the ‘Power Button’ and hold until the Apple logo comes up then release.
  3. Your iPhone now will restart. After the restart, you should notice that the iPhone is now working normally.

For iPhone Version 7 and 7 Plus:

  1. Press and hold the ‘Power Button’ and the ‘Volume Down’ button of your iPhone simultaneously until the screen goes black.
  2. Press the ‘Power Button’ and hold until the Apple logo comes up.
  3. Your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus will now restart. After the restart, you should notice that the iPhone is now working normally.

For iPhone 8 and Later Models:

  1. Press the Volume Up button shortly and then press the Volume Down button quickly.
  2. Long press the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Method 2: Using Recovery Mode (Medium Difficulty)

This method is one we consider to be of medium difficulty. Here we will utilize the Recovery Mode of the iPhone in order to kick it out of the logo loop. If you are ready to try this method, please follow the steps provided

Note: You may lose data during this method, so it is imperative to back up your device via any way such as an iCloud or iTunes. Hopefully, there has been a past backup to pull from.

Hopefully, you have now been able to get out of the stuck Apple logo for good. If for any reason this still has not worked, then we suggest moving on to the bigger brother - the DFU mode

  1. Press and hold the ‘Power Button’ for 3 seconds in order to turn off your iPhone. While this is the usual way, in this case, you need to press and hold both the ‘Power Button’ and ‘Home Button’ until your iPhone shuts off (turns black).
    *Alternatively for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus versions, you need to substitute the ‘Home Button’ with the ‘Volume Down’ button!
  2. Hold down the ‘Home Button’ and plug in your iPhone to your computer with iTunes up and running. For the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, this is once again the ‘Volume Down’ button.
  3. Release the ‘Home Button’ or ‘Volume Down’ button and you should now get a prompt on your computer that acknowledged your entry into Recovery Mode.
  4. Restore your iPhone

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Method 3: Using DFU Mode (Medium to Hard Difficulty)

For this second to the last method, we will go into the deepest parts of our iOS device - DFU Mode. This is considered the most difficult method since it requires good timing as well as preparation, unlike Recovery Mode. If you would rather not bother with the long procedure, you are welcome to skip.

However, if you are willing to go through with it, then here is what you need to know.We will now run you through the process, but before anything, we must prepare so that everything will run smoothly!


  1. Make sure that you have successfully backed up all your data. You can do this via iTunes or iCloud. It is imperative you do this!
  2. Charging your iPhone or iOS device to at least 50% ensures that running stability.
  3. Beware of what all the buttons on your iOS device do - Home Button, Power Button (a.k.a Sleep & Wake Button). For an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, the Home Button is no longer relevant. In this case, the Volume Down button is used in its stead.
  4. Have your USB cable ready, it should be Apple compatible.
  5. Count your seconds properly or use a timer. It is very important since entering DFU mode requires exact timing.

DFU In 3 Steps

Enter DFU Mode (iPhone 6, iPod or iPad or Older Devices)

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Connect your iPhone or iOS device to your computer (Mac or Windows)
  3. Shut off your iOS device. We need to do this via the buttons, so we have to press and hold the Power and Home buttons until the device shuts off.
  4. Hold down the Power Button for exactly 3 seconds.
  5. Press and hold the Home Button while still holding down the Power Button.
  6. Keep both buttons held for 10 seconds, then release the Power Button.
  7. Keep the Home Button held for 5 seconds.
  8. Once you noticed your screen is staying black without seeing the Apple logo, you have successfully entered DFU Mode.

To indicate that you have entered DFU Mode, a pop-up will appear on your computer screen from iTunes which will state “Recovery Mode”. Do not mind this as in fact we have entered DFU Mode
*It is important to know that this method will require you to try and try again. Technicians have it on the dot, but since this is your first time, patience is ok

Enter DFU Easily Mode (iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus)

  1. Get iTunes up and running on your computer, whether it is a Mac or a Windows PC.
  2. Connect your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus via the provided USB cable.
  3. Turn off your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus by pressing and holding the Power and Volume Down buttons until the device turns off.
  4. Press and hold the Power Button for 3 seconds.
  5. Press and hold the Volume Down button (found on the left side of the device) simultaneously with the Power Button.
  6. Hold both buttons for exactly 10 seconds.
  7. Let go of the Power Button but continue to hold the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds.
  8. The screen will stay black once the process is complete!

If you're using iPhone 8 or later models, do the following: quickly press the volume Up button and then press the Side button until the iPhone screen goes black.

Once In DFU Mode
Congratulations! Now that we have entered DFU Mode via whichever way, then the only thing left is to open up iTunes and select ‘Restore iPhone’. With this, your device will be up and running in no time.

Exit Easily DFU Mode

While getting into DFU Mode was perhaps a challenge, getting out of it is actually a breeze.

You just need to press and hold down on the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds. You should keep holding until you noticed that your device has turned black - this is the reset.

As a result, the Apple logo will appear once more like it would when you turn it on regularly.

Hopefully, the time it took was worth it as you device should be now ready to go. However, if you still would not bother using this method, our final method is the best we have available. It is fast, easy and meticulous in getting all errors and problems fixed - perfect for those on the go!

Part 3. The Easiest and Time-Efficient Method to Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen

This is where FoneDog Toolkit - iOS System Recovery becomes a total no-brainer to use. It is important to also take notice that this method will NOT meddle with your data such as messages, videos, reminders and so on. A great advantage! All you need to do is follow the steps below then your iPhone will no longer stuck on loading screen.

Step #1: Install and Launch FoneDog Toolkit.

Once you have launched the program, verify that our easy-to-use interface is visible on your screen

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Step #2: Connect Your iOS Device to the Computer

Plug in your iOS device to the computer via USB cable. Confirm that FoneDog Toolkit was able to detect your device.These are for anything else you need repairs for and click ‘Start’.


Step #3: Download a Firmware

Your iOS device will once again be automatically detected. Its firmware can be updated by clicking on ‘Repair


Step #4: Repair and Recover

Recovery will begin immediately. As you may have noticed, your iPhone has begun working as it should be! Allow FoneDog Toolkit - iOS System Recovery to finish the process.Finished! You are now ready to use your iOS device like normal.

Repare Complete

As you can see, with FoneDog Toolkit all the work is done for you. You would not need to go through the long processes anymore.It does everything from a complete system recovery to getting your precious data back to fixing those annoying restarts and errors.

All you need is a computer or a laptop. We also made it easier than previous versions to get everything done faster!

Part 4. Video Guide: How can We Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen Issue?

Part 5. Conclusion and Recommendations

After using FoneDog Toolkit - iOS System Recovery your iOS device is ready to go but it does not just end there. It's a great helper when things like iPhone stuck on Apple logo because storage full happens.

If you have forgotten to backup your data, before using any of our products then please do not worry not because the FoneDog Toolkit - iOS Data Recovery has you covered. All of your data that you may have lost, will be fully restored to exactly how you had it.

To make sure that all of your data won’t go missing for the next time, you may also opt to use our FoneDog Toolkit iOS Data Backup & Restore module so everything is accessible and safe on your computer.

Keep in mind that you never again would have to bring your iOS device to a repair shop where your data may potentially be at risk from prying eyes as well as having to pay huge fees. Your data is only accessible by you and you alone - as it should be.

As easy as all of our software, it is always good to have a one-stop program that does everything efficiently.

In addition, you may have noticed several other different repair modules available - yes we are that thorough in making sure you have everything you need. You are welcome!

So give our products as shot with a free trial to start off. With our user-friendly interface, immediately you will see what it is capable of and why it is well loved and received amongst our satisfied customers. We stand proudly by our product and so will you.

Go on and give it a try. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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Nathan E. Malpass

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Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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