This post highlights potential solutions to the dreaded stuck on Apple logo issue on the latest 3rd generation special edition iPhone. Here’s what to do if your new iPhone SE 3 2022 gets stuck on the Apple logo.
Couldn’t get your new iPhone to finish starting up as it gets stuck on the Apple logo screen? The operating system might have been corrupted and thus your iPhone malfunctions. Read on to find out why this happens and how to fix this issue.
What makes an iPhone stuck on the Apple logo?
When an iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, it denotes that something went wrong and the device couldn’t finish booting up.
An iPhone usually gets stuck and stops working due to fatal system errors inflicted by software bugs, malware and corrupted files. In other cases, a stuck or unresponsive system can be attributed to memory-related issues like when the device storage is becoming full.
Common causes of the iPhone Apple logo issue include iOS update errors, expired iOS beta version, faulty data transfer resulting in data corruption, and iPhone jailbreaking.
In worst cases, a device would become totally unresponsive due to hardware damage. Symptoms of hardware-related performance issues may occur sooner or a little later from accidental drops or liquid exposure on the phone.
Device unresponsiveness that are software-related are possibly resolved by end-users without having to take a trip to a service center. All it requires is a series of workarounds to rule out the common culprits.
Since the device is unresponsive, the applicable solutions are only limited. Nonetheless, any of these procedures likewise deemed effective and thus they offer a good chance of fixing and/or eliminating the underlying cause unless hardware damage is present.
Outlined below are deemed potential solutions to the stuck on Apple logo issue on different iPhones. You can try these troubleshooting methods on your iPhone SE 3 2022 before opting for hardware solutions.
Troubleshooting iPhone SE 3 2022 stuck on Apple logo
Performing the following procedures will help eliminate common software-related factors that cause your iPhone to get stuck on the Apple logo.
Some of these methods will wipe all your iPhone data including downloaded apps and files, custom settings, saved contacts and other added information. On a positive note,
Solution #1: Force restart
A simple yet very effective solution to a stuck iPhone is a force restart. This is also carried out when system errors occur and the entire system becomes unresponsive. It works similar to that of a soft reset or normal restart but carried out in a different sequence.
Performing a force restart does not delete any downloaded apps and saved files from the iPhone storage and therefore it’s deemed a safe procedure to execute even without backing up files on the iPhone.
For starters, performing a force restart on the iPhone SE 3 2022 device is carried out through these steps:
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button then press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
- Finally, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
Normally, the Apple logo shows up on the screen after about 10 to 15 seconds from pressing the Side/Power button. Shortly after the Apple logo shows up, the iPhone’s Lock screen launches.
If that doesn’t happen, it simply denotes that the problem continues and the iPhone remains stuck on the Apple logo.
At this point, your next option would be to resort to more advanced iOS solutions.
Solution #2: Recovery mode restore
One of the drastic solutions to major iOS problems that result in a completely dysfunctional iPhone is a recovery mode restore.
As the name implies, this process will put your device in a recovery state and restore the entire system back to its factory state.
To carry out a recovery mode restore, you will need to use iTunes on a computer.
This means the need for you to connect your unresponsive iOS device to a computer with the USB/lightning cable. Once the device is connected, open iTunes (Windows) or Finder (Mac) then follow these steps to put your iPhone in recovery mode.
- Press and release the Volume Up button then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the Recovery mode (Connect to iTunes)screen.
- After that, you’ll see an iTunes prompt with further instructions on what to do next.
Just follow the onscreen prompt to start restoring your iPhone iTunes via recovery mode.
If restoring the iPhone in recovery mode is successful, exit iTunes then force restart your device to boot up to normal mode.
Solution #3: DFU mode restore
The deepest type of iOS restore that’s usually performed by iPhone technicians when dealing with fatal system errors is the Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode restore. This puts your iPhone in a state where it’s still able to communicate with iTunes even without activating the bootloader.
To put your iPhone in DFU mode, you need to plug it into your Mac or Windows computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. When connected, launch iTunes/Finder on your computer then proceed with these steps:
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button then quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
- Then, press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen goes totally black. A completely black screen denotes that the device has successfully entered DFU mode.
- When the screen goes black, release the Side/Power button but continue to hold the Volume Down button for about 5 seconds and then release it when you’ll see the “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode” prompt appears.
- Tap OK on the pop-up screen to instigate the DFU mode restore through iTunes.
Performing a DFU mode restore is usually needed if the iOS system becomes totally corrupted from an iOS update, a system malware, or a failed jailbreak. Similar to recovery mode, a DFU mode restore also wipes everything from the system.
If the problem is caused by a problematic iOS update, then you can downgrade your iPhone’s firmware when in DFU mode. Otherwise, restore your device to its factory settings with the latest iOS firmware available.
Is your iPhone still stuck on the Apple logo
As mentioned earlier, the solution to this problem is limited. If none of the above procedures worked, then this leaves you with these subsequent options.
Third-party iPhone restore software solutions
Apple’s very own system management application (iTunes) is usually good enough to deal with complex iOS issues including those depicted with the stuck on Apple logo symptoms. If iTunes failed to fix the device, then resorting to other software solutions can be deemed among the last options.
There are a wide range of third-party iPhone repair software that you can use to fix major iOS issues including a stuck operating system.
Tagged among the latest best iPhone repair software that you can use to fix a stuck iPhone are AnyFix iOS System Recovery, PhoneRescue for iOS, Dr. Fone Repair iPhone, iMyFone Fixxpo, Joyoshare UltFix iOS System Recovery and Tenorshare ReiBoot among others.
Just download and install your preferred software on a compatible computer. Once installed, connect your iPhone to your computer then run the software to access its built-in commands that you can use to restore or repair your iPhone’s corrupted operating system.
If all else fails to fix the problem and your iPhone remains stuck on the Apple logo, there’s a good chance that you’re dealing with a hardware issue. Some of your iPhone components might have obtained some sort of physical or liquid damage and thus the device is now malfunctioning.
To have this check, you can visit the nearest authorized Apple service center in your area and ask an iPhone technician to run a thorough hardware test to determine which part is damaged and needs repair.
If your iPhone is still covered by warranty, talk to your carrier or the Apple store where you purchase it about how to avail for warranty instead.
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