How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

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DFU means Device Firmware Update. If a restore using Recovery Mode doesn't work you will want to use DFU Mode as a last resort. When placing your iPhone into DFU Mode it does not load the OS before attempting the restore.

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To put the iPhone into DFU mode so you can do an iTunes firmware restore follow these steps:

Step One
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.
How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

Step Two
Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

Step Three
After exactly 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

The iPhone screen will remain black like this:
How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

NOTE***: It may take a few attempts to get your iPhone into DFU mode. Generally, I hold down both buttons then release the Home button just before I think the Apple logo would appear. If you are still holding both buttons down and you see the Apple logo you are holding them down for too long!

jorda mc namara - January 17, 2018 at 3:58pm
my home bottom is broken so how will I do it
feardrynah - December 17, 2017 at 3:44am
I was wondering how to put my iPhone into DFU. What about the review of The Stress-Free Golf Swing?
Jerry Reitz - December 10, 2017 at 7:03pm
Needed to put mine into DFU mode - thanks. Check out this DIY Smart Saw review.
LiraCassidy0 - August 24, 2017 at 4:01pm
This is a good way. You also can visit this better method. www.recovery-tool.com/ios-recovery/iphone-in-dfu-mode.html
Cat Head - March 10, 2017 at 1:13am
For iPhone 7/7+ you need to press the volume down button.
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