[Fixed] iPhone 6/7/8/10/XR/XS Stuck on Loading Screen

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 29, 2019 10:52 AM

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Q: "I updated my iPhone X to the iOS 12 last night, but unfortunately it got stuck on the circle loading screen after update. I don't know why. Is there anyone can help you fix this problem? Many thanks!" - Jason from iFixit

Since the release of the new iOS 12, many iPhone users are prone to update their system to the latest one. However, problems always happen and iPhone stuck on loading screen is one of them. If you also encountered such problem as Jason, you can read this guide and find out the best 4 solutions to get you out of this trouble.

Solution 1. Hard Reset Your iPhone

To fix problems related to iOS devices, the first simplest method you can try is to force restart your device. Fixing iPhone stuck on loading screen is no exception. However, it is not always working. Yet it costs you nothing to have a try. According to different iPhone models, the steps to hard reset iPhone are different.

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For iPhone 6 and former, you need to keep holding the Power and Home buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo on the screen;

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, keep holding the Power button and Volume Down button at the same time, let them go until the Apple logo shows up;

On iPhone 8, X and newer models, you should first press Volume Up and release it quickly and then press Volume Down and release it quickly, then keep holding the Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2. Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading Screen without Data Loss

Another method to fix iPhone stuck on loading screen after update is to use a professional third-party iOS repair tool such as TunesKit iOS System Recovery. This is a comprehensive utility to help users deal with almost all iOS problems such as iPhone stuck in white Apple logo, iPhone can't turn on, iPad keep restarting, black screen of death, etc. Besides, it can also help you bypass iTunes error, downgrade iOS, enter the recovery mode in one click, etc. Moreover, this program is compatible with almost all iOS devices including the latest iPhone, iPad, iPod touch as well as iOS 12.

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Step 1Launch TunesKit and connect iPhone to computer

First of all, open TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your PC or Mac after completed installation and then use a USB cord to connect the device to the computer. Once it's recognized by TunesKit, click on the Start button and choose the Standard Mode to fix iPhone stuck on loading screen with no data loss. Then hit the Next button to proceed.

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Note: You can also press on the Enter Recovery button on the main interface to place your iPhone into recovery mode first and then click on the Next button.

Step 2Download and verify firmware package

Next you can check your device info such as model name, iOS version, and correct if manually if there is something wrong. Once confirmed that, you can click the Download button to let TunesKit start downloading the iOS firmware package and verifying it.

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Step 3Fix iPhone stuck on loading screen

Wait until the download is completed. Now you can simply click the Repair button at the bottom right corner and the program will start repairing your iOS problem. Always keep your device being connected during the process, or it may be bricked. After that, your iPhone might be get back to normal. If not, you can try it again or switch to the Advanced Mode to have a shot.

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Solution 3. Restore iPhone in recovery mode

If neither of the aforementioned methods is workable to fix iPhone stuck on loading screen, you can now try use the recovery mode to restore your device. However, by using this solution, all the content and settings on your iPhone will be erased. If you don't mind, you can follow the simple steps below.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and then launch iTunes.

Step 2. If you've synced the device to the computer, you can simply tap the iPhone icon and go to the Summary > Restore iPhone... > Restore; if iTunes failed to detect your device, you can put your iPhone into recovery mode (Follow the guide from Apple Support team or use TunesKit iOS System Recovery to enter recovery mode for free).

Step 3. When iTunes detects your device in the recovery mode, you're asked to Restore or Update the system. Choose Restore option and wait until the process is done. Your iOS problem might be solved after it's done.

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Solution 4. Restore iPhone in DFU mode

Similarly, if the recovery mode doesn't work, you can also try to put your device into DFU mode and then restore it. The following is how to fix iPhone stuck on loading screen by restoring iPhone in DFU mode.

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer and open the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Manually put your iPhone into the DFU mode, if you don't know how, follow this guide.

Step 3. Restore the iPhone in iTunes. When it finishes, your device should work normally.

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The Final Words

So the above are four possible ways to fix iPhone stuck on loading screen issue. You can follow this guide and try them one by one. If you have important data on your device, we suggest you to use TunesKit iOS System Recovery to repair iOS problems, with no worry about the loss of your data. Besides, this program can also fix iPad stuck on loading screen issue in a high recovery rate. Let us know if your iOS problem has been solved in the following comment section.


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