Is it stuck at the Apple logo or continually turning on and off but not ever getting to the home screen.If you're seeing this behavior, you may think your i Phone is ruined. Try the tips below to get your i Phone out of a start up loop.

DFU or Device Firmware Upgrade mode allows all devices to be restored from any state. There's a utility called Tiny Umbrella (for Mac and Windows) which claims to get your i Device out of recovery mode without erasing any data, so you shouldn't lose any photos, videos, contacts and so on.

Entering DFU Mode on i Phone, i Pad or i Pod touch 1. Other applications are availble, such as Rec Boot for Mac OS.

In some circumstances, though, the problems are more extensive and require putting the device into recovery mode and restoring it.

While this article mostly refers to the i Phone, the tips in it apply to all i OS devices: i Phone, i Pod touch, and i Pad.

When you run these utilities, they offer an option to enter or exit recovery mode - it's a simple case of clicking the button with your i Phone or i Pad already connected to your PC via a USB used when updating or restoring an i Phone that is otherwise unresponsive.

It is also used by some Jailbreaking techniques but you can also use it to recover a seemingly dead i Phone.

The name Serif has been synonymous with budget-priced, Windows-based desktop publishing, image-editing and vector drawing programs for the last couple of decades.

Of these, Photo Plus X8 is the latest version of Serif's competent photo-editing package, which includes helpful learning guides for beginners and some advanced tools, including layer-based editing, for more seasoned users.

When the phone is shut off, hold down the sleep/wake button again until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Stop pressing the button and wait for the i Phone to finish starting.