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6 methods to fix Apple logo shows and phone shuts down, does not start

Are you stuck in a boot loop on your iPhone? Here is how to fix it.

Many iPhone users have been facing the problem of being stuck in the Apple logo or phone turning off automatically. This problem started to surface once in the past as well. Users started to face issues like the phone will not turn on, will go in a boot loop or won’t turn on at all. 

There can be many reasons for this problem. You might have tried to jailbreak the phone, an update that triggered some unnecessary bug or hardware malfunction. This situation can be extremely annoying and painful. Are you stuck in a similar situation? Worry not, here are some easy fixes that you can try on your own.

Plug your phone in the charger

If your device does not have enough charge it will show you the Apple logo but the phone won’t boot up, this usually happens with older iPhones more often, as the battery life is degraded, it often misbehaves. Try plugging your device in the charger and wait for some time before trying to start it.

  • Hard Reset

Hard reset iPhones

A hard reset usually fixes the temporary glitches. This method won’t work if there are any issues with your firmware or hardware.

  • For iPhone 8, SE 2020 and later –  Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, press and quickly release the Volume Down button, press and hold the Power button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.
  • For iPhone 7 and later – Press and hold both the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
  • For iPhone 6s and earlier – Press and hold both the Power button and the Home button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

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  • Fix using iTunes

You can fix your iPhone using iTunes on your machine with the help of recovery mode. Here is how to do it.

Step 1 – Boot your phone into recovery mode.

  • iPhone 8 or later – Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • iPhone 7 series- Press and hold the Top (or Side) and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • iPhone 6s or earlier –  Press and hold both the Home and the power buttons simultaneously. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Once done successfully you will see a power cable and a laptop icon on the screen (like the image below).

Fix iPhone using iTunes

Step 2 – Open your system and then iTunes on it.

Step 3 – Connect your iPhone and it will automatically ask you to update or restore the device.

Restore iPhone using iTunes

Warning: This will reset the iPhone to the factory setting and all your data including contacts, photos or any multimedia will be gone if not backed up previously.

  • DFU Restore

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, it is similar to the above method. It is generally used for iPhones that are stuck in the boot loop due to bad software updates. This will also result in losing all the data from your iPhone. It is also an official method that you can consider using.

Step 1 – Plug your phone via USB and open iTunes on your laptop.

Step 2 – Now follow the instructions according to the device you own.

  • iPhone 8 or later – Quick-press the Volume Up button. Then, quick-press the Volume Down button. After this, press and hold down the Side button until the screen goes black. As soon as the screen goes black, hold down both the Side button and Volume Down button. After 5-6 seconds, release the Side button while continuing to hold down the Volume Down button.
  • iPhone 7 earlier – Press and hold both the Side button and Volume Down button. After 8 seconds, release the Side button while continuing to hold down the Volume Down button.
  • iPhone 6s and earlier – Hold down both the Home button and Lock button. After 7-8 seconds, release the Lock button while still holding down the Home button.

DFU restore on iPhone

There will be nothing on the iPhone’s display but iTunes will now automatically prompt that your phone is in DFU mode and you can select what next to be done.

Read Also: Apple to start iTunes for Samsung smart TVs

  • Use third party application

If doing this feels like a hassle you can always go with a third-party application. There are lots of applications but our recommendation is Tenorshare Reiboot. The application is very informative and gives you a step by step guide on how to do it. We will still like to give you an easy overview of using it.

Step 1 –  Download the application and fire up the application.

use Reiboot as third party application to fix iPhone

Step 2 – Press Start on the home screen to start the process.

Step 3 – Start the Standard Repair.

Standard repair

Step 4 – Put your device on Recovery or DFU mode using the above methods if the device is not detected.

Step 5 – Download the latest iOS for your device.

Download iPhone Firmware

Step 6 – Now press Start the repair and wait for it to complete.

Starndard repair iPhone

Once completed your device should start perfectly alright with a brand new OS.

  • Apple support/service centre

This is the last option you can opt for. If the phone didn’t start from any of the methods above there might be an issue with firmware or hardware, which needs to be fixed via a professional. We recommend going to the official apple service centre only as genuine parts last a little longer than any of the knockoffs in the market.

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