iPhone 8(+) Black Screen & Spinning Circle.

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  1. Komentra, Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018

    Komentra macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Earlier this morning I updated my phone to the latest version of iOS and everything went fine and I went back to using my phone. Rewind to about an hour ago I'm using my phone and it completely freezes while browsing a website.

    I lay the phone down and wait a few minutes thinking the phone will resolve the issue on its own but it doesn't so I hold down the sleep & home button and it restarts and now I'm stuck on a completely black screen with a spinning circle in the middle.

    I tried restarting it again by holding down buttons simultaneously but it just stays on the same black screen. It's not letting me do a hard reset at all. I plugged it into my MacBook to restore it but it says I have to turn off find my iphone on my phone but I can't because I can't access to the device.

    I really don't know what to do. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

    EDIT: Fixed. Didn't realize they changed the buttons for a hard reset. :/
  2. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    lol---glad you got it

    must have been scary for awhile there--:)
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I remember going through that once when I first got my iPhone X. I started to get very frustrated. Like you, it came to me about the new setup.

    Kudos for staying calm and not condemning Apple to eternal Hell.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza

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