iPhone XR Only Showing Apple Logo: How to Fix It Safely Without Losing Data

If you’re an iPhone XR user, you might have encountered a problem where the Apple logo appears, disappears, and reappears again, but the phone won’t turn on properly. In some cases, it could be frozen on the Apple logo. So, how do you safely fix it without losing any data? Fortunately, there are three most-used methods that you can try.

Firstly, you can force restart your phone. A force restart fixes a lot of issues by clearing system caches and temporary files. For iPhone XR, press and quickly release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down, then press and hold the side button, release it when the Apple logo reappears. However, if it doesn’t work, you can move on to the next method.

Secondly, you can update or reinstall iOS with iTunes. Launch iTunes on your laptop, plug your phone in, and put it into recovery mode so iTunes can recognize it. Press and release the volume up, then the volume down, then hold the side button a little bit longer this time till the connect to laptop icon shows up. Now iTunes should be asking if you want to update or restore. We prefer not to lose any data, so we choose the update. iTunes will be downloading the latest firmware, and then start updating your device. If everything goes swimmingly, you’ll be able to see the home screen with all your data preserved. But if iTunes is giving you errors, you might want to consider restoring your phone to factory settings as it suggested. That will erase everything, but it does have a higher success rate.

Lastly, if you don’t have any backup and are looking for alternatives, ReiBoot would be a nice choice. You’ll still need to enter recovery mode first. Then, you get to the home screen of ReiBoot and click on the start button. You’d want to go with the standard repair so you can keep your data. Like iTunes, you’ll be downloading the firmware, but this one allows you to change the download folder. Once finished, you can start repairing. All you have to do is stay on a stable network and keep the phone attached during the process. If it didn’t work, you can try the standard repair several times before going with the advanced option.

Overall, these are the three most-used methods to fix an iPhone XR that’s only showing the Apple logo. You can try them one by one until your phone is back to normal.