iPad Stuck on Apple Logo Loop? How to Fix


    The iPad offers consumers in the Apple ecosystem an exciting balance between the functionality of a laptop computer and the portability of a mobile device. If you are an iPad user, however, there might be certain issues that can flummox you. For example, you might find your iPad stuck on an Apple logo loop while booting.

    If you are experiencing this problem and want to know how to fix this, read on as we discuss what causes this issue and the different methods you can use to solve the problem.

    Why is my iPad Stuck on the Apple Logo?

    During a routine reboot, your iPad goes through several processes – checking the hardware and software for successful operation when the reboot is complete.

    If it encounters an issue during this step, the device can freeze or enter into a boot loop.

    The problem might be in the operating system itself or a third-party app that you have installed.

    It can also stem from hardware issues. To fix the issue, you need to diagnose the root cause and try all the basic fixes one by one.

    Check Lightning Cable and USB Port

    The USB port on your computer and the lightning cable you use to connect can often cause issues that force your iPad to get stuck while booting.

    Complete a thorough check of these components to rule out any issues with this hardware first.

    If the operation is otherwise normal and there are no interfering third-party apps, check the USB port. Many times, dust, lint, and other offending material can get lodged in there, preventing a solid connection. Try changing to a different port and see if that solves the problem.

    Next, look at your lightning cable. While these tend to be sturdy, wear and tear can cause them to weaken over long periods of use.

    Check both ends to see if the cable is frayed or if the connectors are bent or discolored. If you see any of these symptoms, try a different cable to see if that solves the problem.

    Check Lightning Cable and USB Port

    Check Third-Party Software

    Sometimes, third-party software can update the data transfer or update process when your iPad is plugged in. Many times, the culprit is some form of security software.

    Try disabling or uninstalling any potential third-party software that can have a role in this and reboot your device. More often than not, this fixes the issue immediately.

    Force Restart the iPad

    If a software issue is causing your iPad to freeze on the Apple logo, a hard or forced restart can possibly solve the problem. Depending on the model of iPad you have, the process of forcing a restart can be different.

    If you have an iPad model with Face ID, there is a sequence of button presses that will trigger the force restart. You can take a detailed look at the process here.

    If you have any other model of iPad, you can press and hold the Home and Power buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds and your device with a restart. See if the problem is fixed now.

    Force Restart the iPad

    Restore through iTunes

    Another approach is to restore functionality using iTunes by executing a system restore process. To do this, connect your iPad to a computer you have synced with before using the provided cable.

    Open iTunes on the computer and wait for the sync and backup process to commence and complete.

    Once done, you can choose the option to restore your device follow the on-screen instructions. When you reach the setup screen, choose the option to Restore from iTunes backup and select your device.

    The app will then help you complete the restore, after which your iPad has a good chance of functioning normally again.

    Restore through iTunes

    Use FixGo

    A capable third-party iOS repair tool like FixGo can be your friend if the above methods do not work. FixGo by iToolab is capable of fixing 200+ common iOS issues while being easy to use and helping prevent data loss.

    To use FixGo, download it from the following buttons  and install it into your system.

    Run the program, choose Standard Mode from your options, and connect your iPad to your computer using the stock cable. You can then click Fix Now to start the process of fixing your device.

    The program will first ask you to confirm the download of the relevant firmware package for the fix.

    Once the firmware is downloaded, all you need to do is click Repair Now and wait for the repair to finish.

    For most common issues that cause an iPad to get stuck in an Apple logo loop during boot, using this simple, intuitive process with FixGo can be a painless way to get your device back.

    Run FixGo

    Restore Using Recovery Mode

    If the above methods fail, you can try to restore your iPad using recovery mode. To do this, you need a computer with iTunes and your iPad cable. Connect the device to the computer, run iTunes and follow the same sequence of buttons you used to force restart your device.

    If done correctly, you should see a screen that says Connect to iTunes.

    Recovery Mode iPad This gets your device into recovery mode. From there, you can choose to either update or restore your device.

    The restore option uses a local iOS backup while the update version updates your operating system after downloading the latest files from the Apple servers. This does not delete the files on your device.

    If this still does not solve the problem and the restore process takes too long to complete, try again.

    Restore Using Recovery Mode

    Key Takeaways

    If your iPad is stuck on the Apple logo during boot, there is no need to panic. First, try all of these fixes and in most cases, your issue should get sorted out without needing a visit to an Apple Repair center.

    Make sure to follow these instructions carefully and carry out the processes mentioned without missing a step.

    Using a tool like FixGo can be one of the best ways to solve this problem as the process is simple, fast, and effective while taking care of your data. If you want the issues sorted out reliably with minimum effort, this can very well be the way to go.

    Dave Patterson
    Dave has been writing about tech for five years, covering a range of topics including phones, tablets, tutorials, and reviews.

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