iPhone Stuck Apple Logo
iPhone Stuck Apple Logo

How to Fix Your iPad If It’s Stuck on the Apple Logo

When your iPad is stuck on the Apple logo, it can be a sign of a software or hardware issue. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to try and resolve this problem.

  1. Force Restart Your iPad:
    • This is a simple yet effective step to resolve minor software glitches.
    • For iPads without a Home button: Press and release the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button, and hold the Top button until the device restarts​​​​​​.
    • For iPads with a Home button: Press and hold both the Home button and the Top (or Side) button until the device restarts​​​​​​.
  2. Use Recovery Mode:
    • Recovery Mode allows you to update or restore the firmware, which can fix issues related to the software.
    • Connect your iPad to a computer and open Finder (for macOS Catalina and later) or iTunes (for macOS Mojave or earlier, or on a PC).
    • Enter Recovery Mode by following the steps based on your iPad model, then choose to update or restore your device. Be aware that restoring will delete all data on your iPad​​​​.
  3. Restore iPad Firmware with DFU Mode:
    • DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is a more extensive recovery option that prevents iPadOS from loading.
    • Connect your iPad to a computer, then enter DFU mode by pressing and releasing the Volume Up and Down buttons, followed by holding the Top button until the screen goes black. Continue by holding the Top and Volume Down buttons, then release the Top button while keeping the Volume Down button pressed.
    • Use Finder or iTunes to restore your iPad. Note that this will erase all data on your iPad​​.
  4. Charge Your Device:
  5. Seek Professional Help:
    • If you’ve tried all the above steps and your iPad is still stuck on the Apple logo, it’s advisable to take it to an Apple Store or contact Apple Support for further assistance. They can diagnose the problem and offer a solution.


An iPad stuck on the Apple logo can often be resolved through a series of troubleshooting steps, including force restarting, using Recovery Mode, and even restoring the iPad’s firmware. It’s essential to back up your data regularly to prevent data loss during these processes.


  1. Why is my iPad stuck on the Apple logo?
    • This can be due to a software issue like a bug, corrupt file, or sometimes, a hardware problem such as a faulty battery or display.
  2. How do I enter Recovery Mode on my iPad?
    • Connect your iPad to a computer and follow the specific steps for your iPad model to enter Recovery Mode, where you can choose to update or restore the device.
  3. What is DFU mode and how do I use it?
    • DFU mode is a deeper recovery mode that prevents iPadOS from loading, allowing you to restore the firmware. Follow specific steps to enter DFU mode and restore your device using a connected computer.
  4. What should I do if none of these steps work?
    • If your iPad is still stuck after trying these steps, contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for professional assistance.
Eric Chan

Hi! I’m Eric and I work on the knowledge base at GadgetMates.com.  You can see some of my writings about technology, cellphone repair, and computer repair here.

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