An iPhone that gets stuck from an update has more likely obtained corrupted system data that stopped the system from working. These are one of the most dreaded post-update problems any iOS device owners could encounter from major iOS update implementation. In case your iPhone succumbs to a similar issue after updating to the new iOS 13 platform, I’ve listed a few helpful solutions for you to try on. Performing these procedures will help eliminate system data corruption that caused an iOS 13 iPhone 8 to get stuck on white Apple logo. Feel free to refer to this walk through if you need more inputs in resolving the same issue.
Troubleshooting iPhone 8 iOS 13 that’s stuck on white Apple logo
Something in the new update has ruined the phone’s boot-up sequence and made your iPhone unable to get past the white Apple logo. Finding out the underlying cause is definitely not easy, thus performing a trial-and-error procedure would be necessary. For as long as hardware damage is present, any of these subsequent solutions will likely be able to fix it.
First solution: Force restart your iPhone 8
A force restart is a simultaneous battery removal procedure that is used to forcibly shut down and reboot a frozen device. It works similar to that of a soft reset when it comes to clearing out minor system errors that caused the device to act up from an update. If the problem on your iOS 13 iPhone 8 that’s stuck on white Apple logo is just due to a minor firmware crash, then carrying out a forced restart would be enough. If you haven’t already, follow these steps to force restart your iPhone that couldn’t get past the white Apple logo after updating to iOS 13:
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
- Then quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
- Finally, press and hold the Side button until your phone reboots.
It might take longer than 10 seconds for your iPhone to boot up, especially if it gets stuck due to system crash.
If your phone managed to boot up and get past the white Apple logo after a force restart, install all pending app updates to clear out outdated apps that have caused your phone to get stuck on white Apple logo after they’ve gone rogue from the recent iOS transition. To check for pending app updates on your iPhone 8, simply follow these steps:
- Tap App Store from your Home screen to launch the application.
- From the App Store main screen, scroll down to the bottom and tap Updates. A list of apps with pending app updates then populates.
- Tap the Update button next to the name of an app to update apps individually.
- Or tap the Update All button on the top-right side of the screen to update apps simultaneously. This button is only visible if multiple app updates are available. Reboot your iPhone after updating to apply all recent software changes and to refresh your apps.
It can also help if you reset all settings on your iPhone 8 after a successful restart. Doing so will eliminate any complex system settings errors that caused your device to get stuck on the white Apple logo during boot-up. All your current settings will be erased and the default values and options are restored. If you wish to proceed, follow these steps to reset all settings on your iPhone 8:
- Open the Settings app from the Home screen.
- Tap General.
- Scroll down to and then select Reset.
- Tap the Reset All Settings option.
- Enter your device passcode if prompted.
- Then tap to confirm all settings reset on your phone.
When the reset is finished, your phone reboots on its own and loads up the default options and values. To use necessary features, particularly those that are disabled by default, you need to re-enable them one by one.
Second solution: Restore your iPhone 8 that’s stuck on white Apple logo (recovery mode restore)
Major system issues that occurred during or after a major system update usually require more advanced solutions including system restore or downgrade. This is where iTunes play a significant role. To troubleshoot your stuck iPhone further, you need a Windows or Mac computer with the latest version of iTunes software in it. Then proceed to these steps whenever you’re all set to restore your iPhone 8 in recovery mode:
- Turn off your iPhone to get started.
- While your phone is turned off, connect it to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/Lightning cable. Make sure no other apps are running on your computer except iTunes.
- When your iPhone is connected, quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
- Then press and release the Volume Down button.
- Finally, press and hold the Side/Power button until the phone reboots. Continue holding the Side/Power button even when you see the Apple logo.
- Then, release the Side/Power button once you see the Connect to iTunes screen. This screen is an indication that your device has entered recovery mode.
- Go to iTunes and you should see a message saying that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”
- Select the option to Restore, then follow the onscreen instructions to restore your iPhone from the recent iOS backup.
Keep your iPhone connected and turned on during the entire system restore process. Any interruptions could result in a bricked iPhone.
Third solution: Put your iPhone in DFU mode and restore in iTunes
A more advanced iOS restore is the so-called DFU mode or Device Firmware Update mode restore. It allows your device to be restored in a different state. Performing a DFU mode restore is usually carried out by iPhone technicians but more and more iPhone owners are now including it among the last options when dealing with major system issues.
If you wish to give it a shot, then here’s how to put your iPhone 8 in DFU mode and restore iOS from a previous backup through iTunes:
- Open iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable or Lightning cable that came with it.
- Turn off your iPhone if it isn’t already.
- Then press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds.
- Keep holding the Power button then press and hold the Volume Down button.
- Continue holding both buttons for 10 seconds.
- After the elapsed time, release the Power button but continue holding the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds.
You will then notice that your iPhone screen turns black. If it stays black, that means you have successfully enter DFU mode and your iPhone is all set for restoring in iTunes. Just follow the onscreen commands to restore your iPhone in iTunes while it’s running in DFU mode.
If the screen shows any logo or texts, that means you haven’t entered DFU mode and so you’ll need to start from the very beginning.
Don’t disconnect your iPhone until the DFU mode restore is finished. Otherwise, you could end up having a totally bricked or dysfunctional phone.
To exit DFU mode, simply restart or soft reset your iPhone.
Fourth solution: Repair your iPhone 8 using third-party iOS repair/restore software
Not all iOS problems can be resolved through iTunes. Seeing the rising demands for additional iOS repair tools, non-Apple software developers strive hard to produce alternative tools that work closely similar or even better than iTunes does when it comes to fixing major iOS problems that caused an iOS device to malfunction. You can resort to using any of these tools if all else failed to fix your iPhone 8 that’s stuck on white Apple logo from the iOS 13 update. Like iTunes, these tools can be downloaded and installed on a compatible computer. Once you have the tool ready, you can start repairing complex system errors from the recent iOS update. Among the most reliable tools that serve a similar purpose are Any iOS System Repair, iMyFone Fixxpo, FoneDog iOS System Repair, iOS System Recovery, Tenorshare ReiBoot, and PhoneRescue for iOS, to name a few. Most of these tools are available for purchase but most of them come with a free trial version.
Reading previous users’ reviews will help you shed some lights on which software is better and more effective than the other. Just pick the one that’s not only compatible with your device but also best suits your needs.
Is your iPhone 8 iOS 13 still stuck on white Apple logo?
The problem might be due to a totally corrupted operating system on your device. Since none of the previous methods is able to fix it, a dedicated fix patch is more likely needed. At this point, the best thing you could do is to escalate the problem to Apple Support for further recommendations. Taking your iPhone to the nearest Apple Genius bar is also an option so that you can ask for help from an authorized technician to do some software repair on your stuck iPhone.