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How to Fix White Apple Logo Screen of Death for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

June 16, 2016 12:15 pm / Posted by Andrew Coffe to Tips
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Stuck on white Apple logo screen of death and iPhone can't Power On? Never panic! Here you can find the all round information about how to fix white Apple logo screen of death for your iOS devices (including iPhone 7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS, iPad, iPod).

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What Is White Apple Logo Screen of Death?

When installing or updating applications on your Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, you may find that something interrupts your device or iTunes from completing the task and your device spontaneously reboots and never boots past the white Apple logo on black background. Sometimes although you do nothing, you would also find your device stuck on white Apple logo. iOS users call it the "white Apple logo Screen of Death".

How to Fix the Problem of White Apple Logo Stuck on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?

There simply is no reason for this white Apple logo of death and it is not the fault of any particular App. Till now, the most common and effective way is to restore your Apple device to factory settings.

However, Factory reset would cause data loss on your device. If you want to backup or save data on your PC or Mac first, read part 1.

Part 1: Backup /Save Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Before Factory Reset

Try iPhone Data Recovery to backup or save your data on PC since this excellent software can optionally transfer any wanted data (like text messages, contacts, call history, photos, videos, etc.) to computer from any damaged or crashed Apple device, such as the iPhone stuck on white Apple logo. Here is the general guide to show you how to save data.

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  • Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on PC. connect your Apple device to PC with USB cable and click "Start Scan".

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  • After the scan, choose your files to preview, select any wanted ones and click "Revover".

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  • Select a destination folder to save the data.
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If you are a Mac user, try iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to save data on your Mac.

Part 2: Restore Your Apple Device to Factory Settings

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  • Connect your device to computer with a USB cable.
  • Press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button until your device resets.
  • Release Sleep/Wake button when the Apple logo appears and continue to hold the Home button until you see the prompt to connect device to iTunes.
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  • Open iTunes if it doesn't automatically starts. Click "OK" when a message appears saying iTunes ahs detected a device in recovery mode (showed as follow).

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  • Click "Recover" button on the Summary screen. When prompted, click "Restore and Update" to restore your device to factory default settings.

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  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to complete the restore and it would take you several minutes. Please pay more patience.
  • Note: 1. Make sure to leave the device well connected to the computer with iTunes open.

             2. Do not interrupt the recovery process to avoid damage to your device.


After the restore process is finished, your device would come back to normal. You can use iTunes to transfer the backed-up data to your device. The very significant thing to remind you is that although you forget to backup or save data before you do factory reset, you can also try iPhone Data Recovery (for Windows) or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to recover any wanted data on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

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