The listed solutions below can be useful and helpful to get you out of trouble if your iPod currently has "stuck on Apple logo" problem.
#1 Force Restart iPod
One of the first things you should do when working how to fix iPod touch stuck on Apple logo is to force start the iPod. This way you will be able to know if the problem is a major issue or just the usual stuck problem.
1. Press & hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time;
2. When the Apple logo appears released all the buttons simultaneously;
3. Now check and see whether your iPod is not stuck on the Apple Logo.
Usually, after carrying out this procedure, your iPod will start without any problems at all. Force starts works well if the problem is caused by a failed jailbreak or iOS upgrade. If this does not help your case, then you can try the next solution to see if it works.
#2 Update iOS Firmware
Considering Apple logo stuck problem is often caused by a failed attempt to change the iOS, the best solution is to try and update the firmware on your computer. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Connect your iPod to iTunes: Connect your iPod to a safe and trusted computer using a USB cable. Ensure there is a fast and stable network all the time;
2. Check and make update: Locate the iPod icon on iTunes and then click on the "Summary" menu. Here find and click on the "Check for Update" tab. iTunes will check if there is any new update and then automatically make the update.
#3 Restore iPod to Factory Settings in Recovery Mode
One of the easiest ways to solve the iPod touch stuck on Apple logo with loading circle problem is to restore your iPod to the factory settings to solve an issue caused by operating system.
Step 1. Turn your iPod to recovery mode: switch off your iPod and let it rest for a few minutes. Now get it connected to a computer. Press and hold both the "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously until you see the "connect to iTunes" symbol display on your screen;
Step 2. Restore to factory settings: You will see an iTunes notification pops up, select "Restore" to start the process of restoring your iPod to the factory settings. Your iOS will also be replaced with the latest version.
#4 Restore iPod in DFU Mode
If the above solutions are not working and you had backed up the data on your iPod to iTunes, then you should consider the DFU mode. This is an effective method to solve many issues associated with a software update. However, this method also makes you lose the data on your device.
Step 1. Switch off your iPod;
Step 2. Download and install the iTunes application on a secure computer;
Step 3. Using a USB cable, connect your iPod to the computer, then start the iTunes;
Step 4. Now press and hold the "Home" and "Power" buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds before releasing the "Power" button while still pressing the "Home" button until the iTunes app indicates that it has detected an iPod in recovery mode;
Step 5. Now click on the "OK" button on the iTunes app to start restoring the iPod. The iTunes will restore your iPod touch to the factory settings and then install the latest iOS version.
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