If your iPad gets stuck on an Apple logo screen when your tablet is booting or restarting, then you are not alone out there. In reality, there have been reports of iPad getting stuck on the Apple logo during startup. And the main reason behind this lies in failed software update.
Getting stuck on the Apple logo is so annoying as you cannot access your home screen. With that in mind, we will show you the steps on how to fix an iPad that gets stuck on the Apple logo screen. Before doing anything, make sure you update your device.
If the Apple logo screen shows a progress bar, that means your device is performing a software update. In this case, sit tight and wait until your device finishes booting up. If you do not see the progress bar, then your iPad is truly stuck on the Apple logo screen. You can follow our steps below to fix an iPad that gets stuck on the Apple logo during startup.
Force Restart Your iPad
The simplest way to fix the issue is to restart your tablet. Following this method, your iPad goes back to its stable state. Keep in mind that the method used to force restart an iPad varies depending on the model you are using.
However, a restart won’t fix this problem in most cases, but it is worth a try. If you now have a modern iPad Pro (2018 or later), then press and release Volume Up, press and release Volume Down, and then press and hold the Power button until your iPad restarts.
If you now have an older iPad, simply hold down the Home and Power buttons at the same time until the screen turns black. Once your tablet finishes booting up, everything should work fine now.
Use Recovery Mode
If the problem still persists, then the next solution is to update your iPad using Recovery Mode. Following this method, you will have the option to restore your tablet to its factory settings with the latest software update.
If you now have a new iPad model(2018 or newer), the method used to put it into recovery mode is slightly different.
To do this, open iTunes on your computer, then press and hold the Power button and Volume Up button until you see the Power Off screen. Now, drag the slider to turn off your iPad. After that, hold down the Power button and connect your iPad to a computer using a USB cable. Keep holding the Power button until it enters Recovery Mode and hit Update.
If you now have an older iPad, open iTunes on your computer, then press and hold the Power button until the Power Off screen shows up. Now, turn off your iPad and then hold the Home button while plugging your iPad into your computer. Keep holding the Home button until your iPad enters Recovery mode and select Update.
Use DFU Mode
If you are still stuck at the Apple logo, there is a good chance that your iPad is having a startup problem. The best shot now is to restore your iPad using DFU mode. Using DFU takes some steps and is not aimed at amateurs.
To do this, connect your iPad Pro (2018 or newer) to a computer and launch iTunes. After that, press and release the Volume Up, then Volume Down button. After that, hold down the Power button for 10 seconds.
Press and hold the Volume Down button (make sure you keep the Power button pressed). Release the Power button while keeping the Volume Down pressed. You should see a message saying that iPad has been detected in Recovery mode and you now can restore it.
Reset Your iPad to Factory Settings
If the problem is still there, try resetting it to factory settings. Keep in mind that this approach will wipe your device and the settings will return to its default settings.
To do this, open iTunes on your computer, then connect your iPad to the computer and select your iPad when it shows up in iTunes. Now click Restore and confirm your action. iTunes will then wipe your device and install the latest software update.
If none of the above solutions works for you, bring your iPad to a local Apple Store. Make sure you now have a backup of your device before moving ahead.
Let us know in the section below if our solutions work for you.