iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode? Here's The Ultimate Solution

BoeyPosted by Boey Wong / Jan 13, 2021 09:00

I am tired of the current OS on my iPhone 7, so I upgrade the operating system of my iPhone. In order to make the change work, I put my phone into DFU modes. However, I can’t get out of this mode now. How to get phone out of DFU mode? Please offer any help, thanks a lot!

What is DFU mode?

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DFU is short for Device Firmware Update, a mode that totally different from normal recovery mode. DFU mode allows you to put your iPhone into a state where it still can connect with iTunes without loading the operating system or boot loader. It is not always necessary to put your iPhone into DFU mode, unless you want to upgrade or downgrade the firmware, jailbreak your iPhone, unlock your SIM, or other situations that normal recovery mode isn’t working for you to get your device back to working condition.

You may be wondering:

how to enter DFU mode and how to get out of it? Keep reading, I will show you how to do.

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1. Why iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode

There are different reasons that cause iPhone stucks in DFU mode.

  1. Enter DFU mode incorrectly.
  2. Exit DFU mode incorrectly.
  3. Force restarting is nor working.
  4. Others.

Anyway, you should know how to put iPhone into DFU mode before learning how to exit it.

2. How to Place iPhone in DFU Mode

iPad, iPhone 6s and below, iPhone SE and iPod touch:

Step 1Connect your device to a computer.

Step 2Hold down both the Home and Lock buttons.

Step 3Only release the Lock button after 8 seconds. (If the Apple logo appears, the Lock button was held down for too long.)

Step 4Your device's screen shows nothing when it is in DFU mode. If opens, iTunes will inform you that a device was deletect in recovery mode. (If your device shows a 'connect to iTunes' screen, retry these steps.)

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iPhone 7, 7 Plus:

Step 1Connect your iPhone to a computer.

Step 2Hold down both the Side and Volume Down buttons.

Step 3Only release the Side button after 8 seconds. (If the Apple logo appears, the Side button was held down for too long.)

Step 4Your device's screen shows nothing when it is in DFU mode. If opens, iTunes will inform you that a device was deletect in recovery mode. (If your device shows a 'connect to iTunes' screen, retry these steps.)

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iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X:

Step 1Connect the device to a computer.

Step 2Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 3Hold down the Side button until the screen goes black, then hold down both the Side and Volume Down buttons.

Step 4Only release the Side button after 5 seconds. (If the Apple logo appears, the Side button was held down for too long.)

Step 5Your device's screen shows nothing when it is in DFU mode. If opens, iTunes will inform you that a device was deletect in recovery mode. (If your device shows a 'connect to iTunes' screen, retry these steps.)

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3. How to Exit DFU Mode

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How to Exit DFU Mode with iTunes

iTunes is not only a tool to manage iTunes and iPhone data, it also can help you fix some iPhone issues like this.

Below is how.

Step 1Launch iTunes and connect iPhone to computer, then iTunes will recognize your device.

Step 2Press Home + Power button or Volume up button + Power button together for 10 seconds, then release them.

Step 3Tap Power button and wait for the device to restart.

How to Exit DFU Mode via Force Restarting

Restarting iPhone can fix most of issues on mobile phones. Below is how to reboot iPhone.

iPhone 6 and earlier models:

Hold Home and Power buttons together until it restarts.

iPhone 7/7Plus:

Hold Home and Volume Down buttons together until it restarts.

iPhone 8 and later models:

Press Volume Up button then Volume Down button, then hold Home button until it restarts.

A hard restart can help you get rid of DFU mode as long as nothing is actually wrong with your iPhone.

How to Exit DFU Mode with FoneLab iOS System Recovery

If this doesn’t work, don’t worry. I have a good news to tell you. The safest and most reliable way to get out of DFU mode on iPhone is to use FoneLab iOS System Recovery which is able to fix all kinds of iOS problems and bring your iOS device back to normal condition without worrying about any data being erased any longer.

Problems including iPod stuck in recovery mode, iPhone black screen/white screen/red screen/blue screen on iPhone, iPad and iPod, can not slide to unlock, restart loop, and so on CAN BE FIXED. Check the below simple tutorial to learn how it works.

Step 1 Download and install FoneLab on your Windows or Mac OS computer.

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FoneLab iOS System Recovery

FoneLab enables you to fix iPhone/iPad/iPod from DFU mode, recovery mode, Apple logo, headphone mode, etc. to normal state without data loss.

  • Fix disabled iOS system problems.
  • Extract data from disabled iOS devices without data loss.
  • It is safe and easy to use.

Step 2Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable when the installation is complete. Choose iOS System Recovery on the interface after the software recognizes the device.

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Step 3The software can detect the connected iPhone is in abnormal state like: stuck on Apple logo, Recovery mode, DFU mode, Black screen, etc. and it will ask you to click the Start button to get started.

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Step 4You will be asked you to confirm the information of your iPhone. Click Repair if it is correct, but if not, select the exact information manually before repair. To fix your iOS, the program will download the latest version of your firmware after detecting your current iOS version.

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With the help of FoneLab iOS System Recovery, you are able to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode only with a few clicks. Easy, quick and no data loss at all. And it cal also be an effective method to recover iPhone data.

By the way, you can also use it to fix iPod is diabled connect to iTunes.

Why not download the software to kick out of DFU mode or fix other iPhone problems in seconds?

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