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DFU Mode: How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode of Your iOS Device

What's DFU Mode?

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. It is a state that you can put your iPhone into where it can interface with iTunes but does not load the iPhone operating system or boot loader. You can change and choose the firmware you want to install onto your iPhone under DFU mode. For instance, you would use DFU mode if you want to install a previous version of iOS, jailbreak your iPhone or unlock your SIM. If (for whatever reason) standard recovery isn't working for you to get your device back to working condition, DFU may help you out.

How to Get Your iPhone Enter DFU Mode

Since DFU can help to solve such difficult issues, how can we put an iPhone into DFU mode? It's not a complicated technical work. Actually, everybody with an iPhone can do it alone by following either way below.

1. Enter DFU Mode With iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes.
Step 2. Turn your iPhone off by pressing the Power button on the top of your iPhone.
Step 3. Press the Power and Home buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
Step 4. After that, release the Power button and keep pressing the Home button for another 10 seconds.
Step 5. When you see a pop-up message from iTunes as follows, you can let your finger pressing on the Home button go.

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2. Enter DFU Mode With Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS:

If you don't have iTunes installed on your computer and don't want to have it, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS.

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Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and run the program on your computer. Then go to the Advanced Mode and you'll see the window below.

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Now follow the steps in the window to begin entering DFU mode in steps.

Step 1. Hold your device, then click the green Start button.
Step 2. After clicking the Start button, press the Power and the Home at the same time immediately for exactly 10 seconds.
Step 3. When the 10 seconds passed, release the Power button right now, but keep pressing the Home for another 10 seconds.
Step 4. When you're informed that you've successfully entered DFU mode, you can release the Home button.

Note: When your iPhone is in DFU mode, the screen will be completely black. If not, you're not in DFU mode. By the way, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can only help your iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4 to enter DFU mode.


How to Exit DFU Mode with Your iOS Device

Exit DFU Mode Manually

If your iPhone stuck in DFU mode, the easiest way to get it out is pressing the Power button and the Home button at the same time for about 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo appears. This way works for all iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, as well as for iPad and iPod touch if you want to have a try.


How to Exit DFU Mode with Dr.Fone for iOS with 1 click

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can help you exit DFU mode with one click.

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Connect your iPhonn, iPad or iPod touch to the computer and run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. Then directly scan your iPhone and you'll get the window as follows.

get out of dfu mode

Click on the Restart device to normal button in the lower-left corner of the window. Then you can get your iOS device out of DFU mode right now!

When you think your device is frozen, don't worry too much and just wait a moment. Sometimes, it needs a while to restart. If it still doesn't reflect anything, try to press the Power and the Home button at the same time for a while, until you can see the white Apple logo on the screen. Then your device will restart to normal in a few seconds.

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