iPhone stuck on loading circle or in black screen with spinning wheel may happen when you reboot your device, update software, or reset it to factory setting. The main reasons responsible for this issue can be a system error or mistake during the rebooting process. Whatever the reasons might be, you can adopt tricks included in this guide to solve this problem.

Solutions to iPhone Stuck on Loading Circle or Spinning Wheel

The issue you get the loading circle or spinning wheel on your iPhone screen is not a hardware problem, but a software problem. Once you get the software mistake or conflict eliminated, your iPhone or iPad will work as before. Follow the tips in this article to address this error and restart your iPhone smoothly.

Solution 1. Force start your iPhone 

Force restart can solve the issue which is caused by something wrong during the reboot process. Under this condition, your data will be retained without loss. The steps are as below.

Step 1. Press and release the volume up button quickly.

Step 2. Press and release the volume down button quickly.

Step 3. Press and hold the power button for a while until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen. Wait for a while and the device will restart. 

Solution 2. Update iPhone in recovery mode

If the issue iPhone stuck on the loading circle persists after a force restart, try to fix this issue in recovery mode. Set your iPhone to recovery mode and update the system with iTunes on PC or Finder on Mac.

Steps to enter into recovery mode are similar to force start an iPhone. See the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Press and release the volume up button quickly.

Step 2. Press and release the volume down button quickly.

Step 3. Press and hold the button at the right until the device enters recovery mode. You will see the Apple logo during the process. Don't release the button until you see the screen below.

iPhone recovery mode

After you enter recovery mode, you can refer here to update your iPhone software with a PC or Mac.

Solution 3. Factory Reset iPhone with EaseUS MobiUnlock

If neither of the two solutions saves you, factory reset iPhone may shed some light on this problem. Factory reset iPhone or iPad will bring your device back to the default status. There is an easy iPhone unlock tool to help you reset your iPhone fast and securely. The tool is EaseUS MobiUnlock, which can factory reset your iPhone and install the latest iOS. 

Step 1. Plug your iPod into the computer with a USB cable and open EaseUS MobiXpert. Select "Phone Unlocker" from the main screen. Then, you will navigate to the EaseUS MobiUnlock interface. 

Launch EaseUS MobiExpert

Step 2. Select "Unlock Screen Passcode" from the interface of EaseUS MobiUnlock. 

connect your device to computer

Step 3. Click on the "Start" button after your device is detected by EaseUS MobiUnlock.

start the unlock process

Step 4. Click "Next" to download a suitable firmware for your device. Or you can also click "Select" at the bottom of the window to select the existing availbale firmware if you've previously downloaded one.

Download or select firmware

Step 5. After downloading firmware, click "Unlock Now" to continue. In a new warning window, enter the information required in the box and click "Unlock" again.

Unlock the device

Step 6. Wait for the unlock process to complete. Then, your iPod touch will be erased and taken to its original settings.

Wait for the process to complete


You may get into a panic when you found iPhone stuck on the loading circle or spinning wheel. But don't worry, you may fix the issue by a force restart to your iPhone or iPad. If there is no luck, you can still follow the rest two solutions in this article to get rid of this trouble. 

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Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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