iPad Stuck on the Apple Logo Screen? Here are Solutions!

Updated by Brian Davis on Aug 20, 2020 5:00 PM
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We all are sometimes attracted by new functions or services provided by the latest version of iOS system or applications. But after we update our iOS devices, like iPad to the latest version, the device may encounter various issues, for instance, getting stuck on the Apple logo screen. Although updating iOS is significantly good for the iPad, yet we are always frustrated when this problem occurs. Well, take it easy, this trouble is fixable and 5 common ways can be used to solve it.

Part 1: Why iPad gets stuck on the Apple logo
Part 2: How to fix iPad stuck at the Apple logo
      Solution 1: Fix the iPad stuck on Apple logo without data loss
      Solution 2: Force restart your iPad
      Solution 3: Update or put iPad into recovery mode
      Solution 4: Restore the device in DFU mode
      Solution 5: Go to Apple store
Part 3: Suggestions

Part 1: Why iPad gets stuck on the Apple logo

Speaking of the reasons that lead to Apple iPad Pro stays on the Apple logo, 6 situations as presented here may help explaining this issue well. If we could understand the causes of this matter, we can avoid it in the future.

1. System crash results from update failure.

2. The iOS update process was broken off.

3. Software corruption when there is a bug.

4. Hardware problems.

5. Wrong background operations.

Part 2: How to fix iPad stuck at the Apple logo

Despite the reasons why your iPad becomes frozen at the Apple logo, the followings are the 5 useful methods to work out this matter.

Solution 1: Fix the iPad stuck on Apple logo without data loss

Employing iOS system recovery tools such as TunesKit iOS System Recovery is the first way, which is also the best way to fix iPad stuck on the Apple logo issue. Why? You'll get the answer from the highlights as below.

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Highlights of TunesKit iOS System Recovery

  • Fix all iOS system issues including stuck in Apple logo, headphone mode, boot loop screen, and activation error, etc.
  • Supports different devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and all iOS versions.
  • Repair the system without any data loss with standard mode.
  • A simple interface and easy operation.
  • Supports tvOS and can fix many Apple TV issues.
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With highest success rate and fastest speed, TunesKit iOS Repair can resolve Apple logo problem on iPad and doesn't take your much time. Here we go.

Step 1Choose repair mode

Launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery for Windows. Then you have to connect your iPad with the computer. After the device has been detected, click "Start" button. Next, select the "Standard Mode". You have to choose which device you've connected. Then follow the instructions and let your device is into DFU mode. After that, click "Next" button.

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Step 2Download iOS firmware package

Check if your device info including the model version, iOS version, etc.is right, correct it if there's anything wrong. If all information is correct, click the "Download" button and the firmware package corresponding to your device will be downloaded. Then verify the package quickly.

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Step 3Fix the frozen Apple logo screen

When the firmware has been downloaded successfully, you just click the "Repair" button and the program will automatically begin to fix your iPad. Don’t disconnect your device until the process is completed. Otherwise, the device might meet other issues.

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Solution 2: Force restart your iPad

If you want to try other methods, then you can solve iPad stuck on the Apple logo by rebooting the device. Though force restarting iPad also won't take too much time, it will erase all your data. Thus you had better back up your data on iPad before.

For iPad with Home button users, please hold the Home and Power buttons down till the Apple logo shows.

For other iPad models customers, quickly press and release volume up and down buttons respectively, then press the top button until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen.

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Solution 3: Update or put iPad into recovery mode

Putting your device into recovery mode may also do the trick in dealing with iPad gets stuck on the Apple logo screen. But similar to the second solution, this can also lead to data loss. So you are suggested to have a backup of your iPad data.

Step 1: Launch iTunes.

Step 2: Connect the iPad to the computer. For iPad with Face ID, press the power and volume down buttons till the power off slider is shown. Then switch off the device and hold the power button until the recovery mode screen appears.

For iPad with a home button, just hold the power button and turn off the device. Then press the home button until you see the recovery screen.

Step 3: Hit "Restore" or "Update" appeared in iTunes.

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Solution 4: Restore the device in DFU mode

If letting iPad into recovery mode doesn't settle this issue, then you can follow below steps of restoring the device in DFU mode.

Step 1: Hook up the iPad with the computer, then open iTunes and simultaneously hold the Power and Home buttons.

Step 2: Release the Home button for a few seconds while keep pressing the Power button.

Step 3: Loose the Home button and when the screen becomes black, the iPad entering the DFU mode gets successful.

Step 4: Recover the iPad in iTunes again to see whether the problem still exist.

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Solution 5: Go to Apple store

If you have tried every possible means but your iPad still keeps staying at the Apple logo screen, you had better go to the nearest Apple center, and let the Apple technicians to resolve this problem.

Part 3: Suggestions

In a conclusion, when your iPad meets with Apple logo screen issue, above 5 fixes can help you get out of this trouble effectively. But if you don't have much time and hope the problem can be solved as soon as possible, then you are highly suggested to send it to the Apple store.

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