Apple announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models with powerful internals and major changes in terms of design. Both models will launch with iOS 17 preinstalled. If you are upgrading from an older iPhone and want to transfer your data, you should download and install iOS 17.0.2 first. All iPhone 15 models have been launched with an issue that can freeze your iPhone on the Apple logo on the boot screen. However, there is an easy way to fix the frozen Apple logo stuck on the boot screen issue on the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro run into issues on the very first day of launch - A frozen Apple logo stuck on the boot screen issue but there is an easy fix
As a warning, do not perform the data transfer operation on your new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro which could lead to the frozen Apple logo stuck on boot screen issue. We are very aware of the fact that most users would be performing the operation from their older iPhone model but this could lead to a devastating outcome. However, if you are already facing the issue, you can fix the frozen Apple logo stuck on the boot screen issue by turning on your iPhone 15 model in DFU mode.
Take note, the issue is only present on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models that launched with iOS 17. Since iOS 17 is in its initial stages of release, there are bound to be some bugs that could alter the usual functionality of the iPhone. Henceforth, it is advised that users should first upgrade to iOS 17.0.2 which carries the fix for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro frozen Apple logo stuck on the boot screen. However, if you are late and experiencing an issue, this is what you have to do.
Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is connect your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro to a computer via a USB-C cable.
Step 2: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Now, press and hold the Power/Side button.
Step 3: Continue holding the Power/Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen followed by a computer and a cable.
Step 4: In Finder for Mac and iTunes for PC, click on your phone and select Restore or Update when the option appears.
This will potentially fix the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro's frozen Apple logo stuck on the boot screen issue. If you have not yet proceeded to transfer data from your older iPhone, be sure to update to iOS 17.0.2 from the Settings app. Simply head over to Settings > General > Software Update > and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest build.
As mentioned earlier, iOS 17 is in its early stages of release and could feature a plethora of bugs under the hood. Apple has taken note of the issue and devised the fix we mentioned above. However, it is surprising for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro to run into issues on the very first day of the launch.