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Why Is My iPad Stuck on the Apple Logo?

Apple Logo On Ipad

When you turn on your iPad, though it takes a while to boot, the Apple logo will eventually disappear. But sometimes, the Apple logo may get stuck on your iPad, preventing it from turning on successfully. But why would an iPad be stuck on the Apple logo? 

Quick Answer

The Apple logo may be stuck on your iPad screen due to corrupted files or faulty applications. Sometimes, it could be that the OS on the iPad is outdated. Insufficient storage space can also cause the Apple logo to get stuck during booting. Or it could simply be that the battery of the iPad is low.   

If you had jailbroken your device, one of the negative consequences of this could begin with the Apple logo getting stuck during boot. You can quickly fix this issue using the DFU restore method. The steps below explain what to do when your iPad refuses to pass the Apple logo.  

Steps To Fix the Apple Logo Stuck on an iPad

Whenever your iPad gets stuck on the Apple logo, there are a few tricks you can try out to fix the issue. Below we recommend four different ways you can try out to fix this issue. However, if none of the following methods fix the issue, you should take the iPad to a professional technician; perhaps there is a hardware problem with your iPad.  

Method #1: Charge Your iPad  

When you turn on your iPad, if all you get is a black screen or the Apple logo displays briefly and then goes black again, it could just mean your battery is low. So, try to charge your iPad before trying any other method to fix this issue. 

Here’s how to fix this issue by charging the iPad. 

  1. Plug your iPad into a power source and wait a few minutes until you see the charging screen. 
  2. If the charging screen does not appear after about an hour of charging the iPad, inspect the USB cable and power adapter for any signs of damage or debris. 
  3. If you have another Apple device, test it with the power adapter and USB to confirm it functions properly
Keep in Mind

Ensure the power adapter and cable you use to charge your iPad are Apple Certified (MFI) and working effectively. 

Method #2: Force Reboot Your iPad

The reason your iPad could be stuck on the Apple logo may be because of a software error. Restarting your iPad after several minutes of waiting for it to load past the Apple logo might fix the issue.  

Here’s how to fix an iPad with a home button stuck on the Apple logo by rebooting it.

  1. Press and hold the home button and the power button simultaneously. 
  2. After about 10 seconds, the Apple logo will appear, and the device will restart. 

Here’s how to fix an iPad without a home button stuck on the Apple logo by rebooting it.

  1. Press and quickly release the volume up button
  2. Press and quickly release the volume down button
  3. Press and hold the power button
  4. After about 10 seconds, the Apple logo will appear, and the device will restart 
Quick Tip

Force restarting your iPad will not affect any of your data.

Method #3: Restart Using Recovery Mode 

The Recovery Mode is a handy safety feature on Apple devices. If you are facing any issue, especially after a software update, the Recovery Mode can help fix it. However, to use this method, you will need access to a computer that supports iTunes. And when you are done restarting your iPad, before you disconnect it from your computer, ensure you click the “Eject” button. 

Here’s how to fix an iPad with or without the home button stuck on the Apple logo using Recovery Mode.

  1. Plug your iPad into your computer.
  2. Open your iTunes on your computer.
  3. Follow the same steps to force reboot your device.
  4. When the device restarts, keep holding the home button and power button for the iPad with the home button, but if you are using an iPad without the home button, keep holding the power button until your device goes into Recovery Mode.
  5. Choose your device, click “Summary” > “Restore”. Then, follow the onscreen instruction to restore to factory settings.
Important

Restoring the software on your iPad will delete all your information and settings. It helps to back up your iPad before restoring it. 

Method #4: Update Your iPad Firmware  

Finally, if all measures have failed, the last option you have is to use the DFU (device firmware update) to try to fix the issue. Note that DFU is the deepest restore you can do on your iPad. During a DFU process, all the codes that control your iPad get erased and reloaded like new.

Here’s how to fix an iPad with or without the home button stuck on the Apple logo using DFU mode.

  1. Plug in your iPad to a computer. 
  2. Open iTunes on your computer.  
  3. For an iPad with the home button, force restarts the iPad, and when the Apple logo appears, release the power button and keep holding the home button. 
  4. For an iPad without a home button, force restarts the iPad, and when the Apple logo appears, while still holding the power button, press the volume down button and hold both for another 5 seconds, then release the power button and hold down the volume button for another 10 seconds
  5. A prompt will pop up on iTunes to restore the iPad; click “OK”
  6. Click “Restore and Update” your iPad, which will automatically download the latest version of the iPad OS and load it to the iPad. 
Take Note

The update process shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes to complete. If recovery takes longer, it will cause your iPad to exit the Recovery Mode; hence you will have to repeat the steps.

Conclusion 

In a nutshell, there are a couple of solutions you can try out to fix the issue of your iPad not booting past the Apple logo. If none of the solutions in this guide works for you, then something might be wrong with your iPad hardware. 

It is also worth noting that water and dent on your iPad can cause damage that will result in the Apple logo being stuck. So, ensure you visit a local repair shop if the problem persists.

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