iPhone 11 Stuck On Apple Logo? Here’s The Fix!

You went to turn on your iPhone 11, but it won't get past the Apple logo. No matter what you try, your iPhone won't boot up like it normally does. In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone 11 is stuck on the Apple logo and show you how to fix the problem for good!

Why Is My iPhone Stuck On The Apple Logo?

Your iPhone 11 checks all of its hardware and tests the software each time you turn it on. It does this to make sure everything is working the way it should. Rather than displaying a bunch of lines of code, your iPhone shows the Apple logo.

If something isn’t functioning properly, and therefore doesn’t pass the startup checks, your iPhone’s screen may remain on the Apple logo. An iPhone stuck on the Apple logo is usually an indicator of a problem serious enough to not be overlooked, but don’t panic! There’s a possibility you can fix this yourself at home.

Hard Reset Your iPhone 11

A hard reset forces your iPhone 11 to quickly turn off and back on again. If your iPhone experienced a minor software problem when booting up, a hard reset may get it unstuck.

Quickly press and release the volume up button, then quickly press and release volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears. You may need to press and hold the side button for 25–30 seconds before the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

While a hard reset may get your iPhone 11 unstuck, it won't fix the problem that caused your iPhone to get stuck on the Apple logo to begin with. It's possible the problem will persist, and your iPhone 11 will just get stuck on the Apple logo again. Keep reading to learn how to diagnose and fix the root cause of the problem.

Back Up Your iPhone

It's a good idea to back up your iPhone now in case there's a deeper software or hardware problem. This may be your last chance to back up your iPhone 11. Check out our other article to learn how to back up your iPhone to Finder, iTunes, or iCloud.

Put Your Phone In DFU Mode

DFU stands for device firmware update. A DFU restore erases and reloads every single line of code on your iPhone 11. It's the last step you can take to confidently rule out any type of iPhone software issue.

How To DFU Restore Your iPhone 11

First, connect your iPhone to a computer. If you have a Mac running macOS 10.15 or newer, open Finder. If you have a PC, or a Mac running macOS 10.14 or older, open iTunes.

Next, complete the same steps as you did for the hard reset. Quickly press and let go of the volume up button, then quickly press and let go of the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the screen turns black.

Once the screen turns black, press and hold the volume down button while continuing to hold the side button. After about five seconds, release the side button so you’re only holding the volume down button. Continue holding the volume down button until your iPhone appears in Finder or iTunes.

This can be a tricky process, so if you'd rather watch a tutorial, check out our recent YouTube video.

Fixing Hardware Problems

If your iPhone 11 is still stuck on the Apple logo, there may be a hardware problem. iPhones often get stuck on the Apple logo after botched repair jobs or exposure to liquids.

If the problem began to occur after you had a part replaced, go back to the repair shop and let them know about the situation. If your iPhone has recently been exposed to liquids, check out our other article to learn how to fix iPhone water damage.

If you didn't have your iPhone repaired recently, set up an appointment with Apple. Keep in mind that Apple won't work on iPhones, or even offer out-of-warranty replacement prices, if they notice you’ve replaced components of the device with non-Apple parts.

iPhone 11: Unstuck!

You've fixed the problem and your iPhone is working normally again. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach others what to do when their iPhone 11 is stuck on the Apple logo. Leave a comment below if you have any other questions!

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