iPhone DFU Mode

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and the DFU mode is a means to getting your iPhone to interface with iTunes without iTunes automatically loading the latest version of iOS onto it. DFU mode is recommended to use when a restore using iPhone recovery mode ode doesn’t work.

iPhone DFU Mode VS iPhone Recovery Mode

iPhone Recovery Mode use iTunes to restore your iPhone to its original factory settings but with the latest iOS and firmware. However, DFU mode allows you to change and choose the firmware you want to install onto your iPhone.

How to put your iPhone into DFU mode?

* Connect the iPhone to your PC or Mac, and then launch iTunes.
* Turn your iPhone off by holding down the Power button at the top of the iPhone.
* Hold down the Sleep/Power button and Home button at the same time for 15 seconds, then release the Power button and continue to hold down the Home button until a message appears in iTunes telling your iPhone has been detected in recovery mode.

put your iPhone into DFU mode


When you are in DFU mode, your iPhone screen will be completely black.


How to exit DFU mode on iPhone?

To exit DFU mode, just simply hold down the Sleep/Power button together until your iPhone disappears from the device list in iTunes, then turn on your iPhone as normal.

iPhone Data Recovery is an easy-to-use yet powerful data retrieval software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. It provides you with two recovery methods, one is directly recovering files from iOS devices, the other is recovering files from iTunes backup file. No matter your iPhone data is lost due to iPhone stolen, broken, water damaged, or is erased for a long time, iPhone Data Recovery will give a big help for important data retrieval.