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How to put iPhone in DFU mode: Guide for all iPhones

Sometimes your iPhone stopped working or may face a firmware problem, and you restart your phone. But the problem remains the same. Or sometimes even you are unable to restart your iPhone as it stuck on the Apple logo. To solve this issue, Apple has provided a mode that is called DFU mode.in this article, I will explain fully about DFU mode and how you can put your iPhone into DFU mode. Before putting your iPhone into DFU mode, you must have a little bit of knowledge of this mode.

What is DFU mode?

What is DFU mode

DFU is a type of restore that you can do on your iPhone. DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. DFU mode skipped the iBoot bootloader process, and the screen remains black. In actuality, the phone is awake and connected to iTunes. Now you can change and solve the Firmware problems.

When to Use DFU Mode on iPhone

You may use the DFU mode in following cases.

  1. Your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo.
  2. Your iPhone keeps restarting again and again.
  3. You want to JailBreak your iPhone.
  4. You want to remove Jailbreak from iPhone.
  5. To Downgrade iPhone IOS version.

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone

Different iPhone devices have different methods to enter in DFU mode. Follow the guide according to your iPhone.

How To Put An iPhone 8, X, XR, 11, 11 Pro, Or 11 Pro Max In DFU Mode

  1. Connect your iPhone 8, X, or 11 to Mac or PC with iTunes through a cable.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  3. Quickly press the Volume Down button and release it.
  4. Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds until the iPhone’s display turns black.
  5. Now press the Volume down button for 5 seconds.
  6. Now your iPhone is in DFU mode with a black screen.
  7. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC, The iTunes will show a message that “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.” 

How to exit DFU mode on iPhone 8, X, XR,11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Max

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo appear.
  4. Now the iPhone is in normal mode.

How to put iPhone 7, 7plus, 6,6s or iPhone SE to DFU mode

  1. Connect Your iPhone 7 or 6  with PC or Mac.
  2. Launch iTunes.
  3. Hold down both the Side button and Volume Down button.
  4. After 8 seconds, release the Side button while continuing to hold down the Volume Down button.
  5. Now your iPhone is in DFU mode with a black screen.

How to exit DFU mode on iPhone 7, 7plus, 6, 6s, SE

To exit from DFU mode hold down the Side button and Volume Down button until the device reboots. Now your iPhone is in normal mode.

I hope this article is helpful to you. If you still have any questions, then you can ask in the comment section.

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