DFU Mode is an special state on iOS devices. We teach How To Put An iPhone In DFU Mode and How To Get Out Of DFU Mode.
DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and it’s the deepest type of restore you can do on an iPhone.
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- When you DFU restore your iPhone, your computer erases and reloads every bit of code that controls the software and hardware on your iPhone. There’s the potential for something to go wrong.
- If your iPhone is damaged in any way, and especially if it’s water-damaged, a DFU restore may break your iPhone. I’ve worked with customers who tried to restore their iPhones to fix a minor problem, but water had damaged another component that prevented the restore from completing. A useable iPhone with minor problems can become completely unusable if a DFU restore fails because of water-damage.
You Need To Know Before Put An iPhone In DFU Mode
- The Home Button is the circular button below your iPhone’s display.
- The Sleep / Wake Button is Apple’s name for the power button.
- You’ll need a timer to count to 8 seconds (or you can do it in your head).
- If you can, back up your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes.
How To Put An iPhone In DFU Mode
- Plug your iPhone into your computer and open iTunes. It doesn’t matter if your iPhone is on or off.
- Press and hold the Sleep / Wake Button and Home Button (iPhone 6s and below) or the volume down button (iPhone 7 and above) together for 8 seconds.
- After 8 seconds, release the Sleep / Wake Button but continue to hold the Home Button (iPhone 6s and below) or the volume down button (iPhone 7 and above) until iTunes says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.”iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode
- Let go of the Home Button or volume down button. Your iPhone’s display will be completely black if you’ve successfully entered DFU mode. If it’s not, try again from the beginning.
- Restore your iPhone using iTunes. See below how to do this.
How To Get Out Of DFU Mode
Now we talk How to force your iPhone to exit Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode. we have two methods one is Force-Restarting method other one Restoring Your iPhone with iTunes. You can try one of these.
iPhone 7: Hold down the Lock and Volume Down buttons until the white Apple logo appears. Older iPhones: Hold down the Lock and Home buttons until the white Apple logo appears.
Force-Restarting Your iPhone
- Hold down your iPhone’s Lock button and Home button. Do this simultaneously. The Lock button is either on the right side of your iPhone’s casing (iPhone 6 and up) or on top of the iPhone’s casing (iPhone’s 5S and down).
- On an iPhone 7, you’ll hold down the Volume Down button instead of the Home button.
- Wait for the Apple logo to appear. This will likely take around ten seconds.
- Release the buttons. Your phone will restart normally, arriving at the lock screen once it’s finished and signifying that your iPhone is no longer in DFU mode.
Restoring Your iPhone with iTunes
- Open the iTunes window. Since iTunes must be open and your phone must be connected to your computer in order for your phone to be in DFU mode, you simply need to click the iTunes window to bring it to the foreground in order to begin.
- Click Restore iPhone Button It’s on the right side of the iTunes window. If your iPhone is in DFU mode, you shouldn’t be able to access any of your music or apps–you’ll simply have the iPhone window open.
- Click Restore and Update Button when prompted. Doing so will erase all data on your iPhone and install the latest version of iOS. This process will take several minutes.
- Wait for your iPhone to finish updating. Once it finishes updating, you’ll have the option to restore your most recent backup, which will restore your contacts, messages, photos, and any other data present in the backup.
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