If there’s a black screen on your iPhone with a spinning icon that seems to take forever, then this guide has been created for you. In this post, you will learn what is behind this spinning wheel problem and how to resolve the issue in a few simple steps.
What could cause iPhone stuck on spinning wheel
The following could be leading your iPhone to get stuck on the spinning wheel:
- Software bug: With the release of the iOS 11 update, iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and 8 have had problems which more often resulted to the spinning wheel. In some cases, it takes about 15 seconds after which you will be prompted to enter your passcode just as when the phone restarts or powers on. In other instances, it will take even longer before it stops.
- Log files: These may include downloaded apps or even corrupt files. Users have also sighted that some virus can also lead to the same.
How to fix the iPhone stuck on spinning wheel issue
When you see the black screen here is a few lists of items that you can try:
Restart your iPhone
You can do this by either pressing the sleep/wake button with the home button if on iPhone 6 or earlier version or the sleep/wake button and the volume down button if on a newer model. The Apple logo should appear almost immediately. After the phone is off, connect it to your Mac or PC and it should start working fine by powering on automatically.
Reset your iPhone
If the first procedure does not work out for you then you will need to reset your phone. To do this:
- restart your iPhone
- Log on to icloud.com
- Select find iPhone
- Select Devices
- Select your phone
- Click remove from account
- Log on to iTunes and restore iPhone
You should have now managed to successfully get rid of the spinning wheel issue on whichever version of iOS you are running. Check out our other posts for more tips, tricks, and tutorials for Apple products.
Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
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