4 Effective Tips to Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen

Nicole Campbell
November 20, 2020
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    When your iPhone is stuck on the black screen with a spinning wheel, often called the loading screen, this article will offer you solutions that can help.

    Each of the solutions in this article is designed to help you easily repair a device stuck on the loading screen and get the device working normally again.

    Let’s get started.

    1. Force Restart Your iPhone

    The first thing you should do when your device is stuck on the loading screen is a hard reset. A hard reset is one of the best solutions since it is basically a great way to refresh the device memory and jump-start it again. Here’s how to do perform a hard reset on your device:

    iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold both the Home button and the Power button until the screen goes black and the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

    iPhone 6s and earlier

    iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Volume Down button and then Power button until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

    iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    iPhone 8 and later: Press and release the Volume up button, press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Power button until the Apple Logo appears.

    iPhone 8 and later

    2. Fix Issues with FixGo without Data Loss

    Since this is most likely a software issue, you can very easily and quickly fix the device using an iOS system repair tool to fix the system issue. iToolab FixGo is designed to fix common software issues easily without data loss. The following features show you why this is the best solution to try:

    • It is one of the best ways to prevent data loss on a device that is not working as it should.
    • Fix more than 200 of the most common iOS stuck issues including a device that is stuck on recovery mode, Apple logo, restarting loop, black screen, and other issues.
    • It is fully compatible with all iOS devices and the latest iOS version.

    To use FixGo to fix a device that is stuck on the loading screen, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Run FixGo and in the main window, click on “Standard Mode”.

    main interface of fixgo

    Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using its original lightning cable and then click “Fix Now” to begin the process.

    main interface of standard mode

    Step 3: You will then need to download the necessary firmware to update the device’s system. Simply click “Download” to start downloading the firmware.

    Download Firmware Package

    Step 4: Once the firmware package has been downloaded, click on “Repair Now” to start updating the device’s system. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

     Fix the System Issue

    3. DFU Restore Your iPhone

    A DFU restore is also a great way to fix some of the system issues that could be causing the problem. This is because it erases every code on the iOS system and updated the device to the latest version. You may want to back up the data on your device before restoring the device in DFU mode as this could cause data loss.

    Follow these simple steps to restore the iPhone in DFU mode:

    Step 1: Connect the device to the computer and then open iTunes or Finder if running MacOS Catalina or later.

    Step 2: Put the device in DFU mode using the procedure below depending on your device model:

    For iPhone 8 or later:

    Quickly press the volume up button and then quickly press the volume down button. Press and hold the “Side” button and then drag the slider to turn off the device.

    Now, press and hold the Power button on the right side of the device for about 3 seconds.

    While still holding the Power button, press and hold the volume down button. Keep holding both buttons for at least 10 seconds.

    Let go of the Power button, but continue to hold the volume down button for another 5 seconds or until the screen goes black.

    For iPhone 8 or later

    For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus;

    Press and hold the side button for at least 3 seconds and then swipe the “power off” slider to the right.

    Now press and hold the side button for at least 3 seconds

    While holding the side button, press and hold the home button Keep holding both buttons for at least 10 seconds until the screen goes black.

    For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

    For iPhone 6s and earlier:

    Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds and then swipe the slide to the right to turn off the device completely.

    Once the device is completely off, press and hold the “Power” button for about 3 seconds

    While still holding the Power button, press and hold the Home button and keep holding both buttons for about 10 seconds.

    Release the Power button, but continue to hold the Home button for another 5 seconds until the screen goes black.

    For iPhone 6s and earlier

    Step 3: In the message that pops up in iTunes or Finder, click on “Restore” and then keep the device connected until the restore process is complete and the device restarts.

    DFU Restore Your iPhone

    4. Contact Apple

    If putting the device in DFU mode doesn’t work and the iPhone remains stuck on the loading screen, you may need to make an appointment at the Apple store to get the device fixed. You can also reach Apple via phone or live support.

     Contact Apple

    Nicole Campbell
    Nicole is the chief editor of itoolab.com. She has been writing about Apple, software, and computer for over 10 years.

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