How to Fix iPhone X Stuck on Loading Circle [iPhone Black Screen Spinning Wheel]

Are you using an iPhone from a couple of months or years? and, for some reason, the iPhone stuck on black screen spinning wheel or a loading circle. Then this tutorial will help you to fix iPhone Black Screen Spinning issue.

From last couple iOS releases, like, iOS 10/11, and the most recent iOS 12 may have a little bug, which could hang your iPhone on spinning wheel of death. If your device is affected too, this solution will solve the iPhone loading circle issue.

What is iPhone Black Screen Spinning?

iphone black screen spinningEvery release of new software’s either it’s an Android or iOS, both have some bugs, which will interrupt the user to use there own phone. Like, the iPhone Black Screen Spinning or the iPhone Spinning Wheel of Death. When, a user switch of the iPhone, this weird loading circle appears which sucks there, and you can’t do anything with your phone.

Basically, it is a software bug, which doesn’t let you shut down your iPhone. Well, the bug appears, in iOS 10, same in iOS 11, till some users, face the issue in iOS 12 to.

Talking about the solution to this weird issue, then the solution is straightforward and very easy to implement.

This solution works on every other iPhone, iPhone 6/6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs/Xs Max, and the iPhone XR.

What did Apple say?

The users have asked the question about this bug on Apple community, for the solution. But Apple will tell a way to bypass the issue for now and release a new software update to fix the issue. Well, the user has asked that my iPhone X stuck on loading circle after shut down.

And the bypass way provided by the Apple is –

So, You can bypass from the weird spinning wheel for now.

Like every other issue, whether it’s a BeautyGate or ChargingGate. Apple tries to fix the bug as soon as possible. So, One of the solutions for iPhone Black Screen Spinning wheel on iOS is you can bypass it.

How to Fix iPhone Black Screen Spinning Wheel

“Note: The first method to solve the loading circle bug, is the simple way of the bypass. Every iPhone’s process is different from each other because of the hardware configurations.”

Force Restart your iPhone

How to Fix iPhone X Stuck on Loading Circle

Force restart is the only and the best way to get back into the stable state. So, let’s force restart your phone.iphone black screen spinning

  1. Press the Volume Up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Now press the side key or the power button till you see the Apple logo.

This also works for the iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone Xs/Xs Max, and iPhone XR.

How to Fix iPhone 7 Stuck on Loading Circle

The way of performing the force restart varies from one device to the other, thanks to the different hardware setup. As, we know that, iPhone 7 comes with a home key which works only when the device is in running state. Like, if you try pressing home key for the force restart purpose, it will not restart your device. So, for that, follow the steps.iphone black screen spinning

  1. Press and Hold both power button and volume down key simultaneously for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  2. That’s it.

The solution is working only on iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus.

How to Fix iPhone 6 Stuck on Loading Circle

Well, our motive is to force restart the iPhone. So, Steps to force restart the iPhone 6/6S/6S Plus is:iphone black screen spinning

  1. Press and Hold both the home button and power button or side key together, for at least 10 seconds, until you the Apple Logo appears.
  2. That’s it.

You can also perform the same steps on iPad, iPod, and older iPhone’s.

Restore your iPhone

If you’ve recently updated the iPhone and that’s why the loading circle issue appears, then you need to Restore your iPhone to the previous state, which will make your phone back to the stable working mode.


  1. Running PC with Windows or Mac
  2. iTunes
  3. Lightning Cable


  1. Download the iTunes & Install on your system.
  2. Connect your device and open the iTunes.iphone black screen spinning
  3. For connecting the phone, you need to force restart your iPhone (follow the 1st Method).
  4. Press and hold the buttons till you see the recovery mode on the screen.
  5. Now, You will see an option on your system to “update or restore” the iPhone.
  6. Choose to restore option if you want to get back the old stable version back on your phone.
  7. If the update arrives, you can choose the update option, which will reinstall iOS & check whether an update is available or not.

#ProTip: Make sure to take backup of your data, when your device has started. Head Over to the Settings > iCloud > Backup > Backup Now.

As I said earlier, if you have recently update your iPhone, then most probably the last update comes with this issue, so according to me, go for the restore option.

But, if you know that the bug has solved recently with another new update, then you may update your phone.

Choose the most appropriate option for you, because this is one of the important tasks, as you may not want to face the same iPhone black screen loading circle issue again and again.

Update your iOS to the Latest Version

The most reliable solution according to me is, updating the phone to the latest software version. The steps to update the iPhone are here:iphone black screen spinning

  1. Boot up your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Settings.
  3. Head Over to General Settings, and tap on it.
  4. Under General Settings, click on Software Update option.
  5. It will show the available updates if any available for your phone.

Not always the update is available, if available you can install it. If not wait till it arrives. The updates will come from time to time. You can also turn on the automatic updates option if you think, it will help you. As the iOS 12 arrives on the iPhone’s you can update your iPhone, it may solve the iPhone spinning wheel of death.

As we know, the iPhone Xs, Xs Max comes with two most controversial issues, one if BeautyGate & other is ChargeGate. Apple knows it well and the iOS 12.1 update arrives with a solution to the ChargeGate issue. Which comes with other features like Group FaceTime call & some stability improvements.

So, the same case is for this black screen spinning wheel on iOS 10 or iOS 11/12. You can try updating your iPhone to the latest version.

See Also | How to Fix iPhone X Stuck on FaceTime

Almost every phone comes with a bug, whether it’s an Android or an iPhone. The smartphone manufacturers do software testing at there end, and if they tackle that the same issue there, then the issue have solved at there end but, if for some reason it may not appear in the testing phase. Then the bug will remove with the help of an update.


According to me, the most reliable solution for you is, to wait for an update. Because the updates are only come, for the enhancements, and for solving the bugs. Also, the other methods like bypass the black screen spinning wheel allow you only to bypass the issue one time, but the update will let fix the same for the future.

That’s all friends If you’ve any queries regarding iPhone Black Screen Spinning wheel of death or any other iOS issue. Make sure to drop a comment in the comment section.

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Haneet Singh

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1 thought on “How to Fix iPhone X Stuck on Loading Circle [iPhone Black Screen Spinning Wheel]”

  1. There are some posts recommend to use the iOS repair tool like Reiboot or Joyoshare UltFix, are they really works to fix iPhone black screen issue?


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