DFU mode is useful when you want to easily upgrade your iOS system or when you want to jailbreak the device. DFU which means Device Firmware Update has also been known to fix certain issues that can affect your device. In this article, we are going to see how to put an iPhone in DFU mode and also what you can do when the device gets stuck in DFU mode.

1How to Put an iPhone in DFU Mode

To put an iPhone in DFU mode, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open iTunes and then connect the iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: Press and hold the "Home" and the "Sleep/Wake" buttons at the same time.

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Step 3: After 10 seconds, release the "Sleep/Wake" button but continue to hold the home button until a message shows up in iTunes saying that a device in recovery mode has been detected.

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Step 4: If the screen remains black, your device is in DFU mode.

It may take a few tries to get your device in DFU mode successfully. If you see the Apple Logo while holding the buttons, you’ve done it for too long.

2What to Do if the iPhone Gets Stuck This Way

Although putting your device in DFU mode is easy, it is not uncommon to find that the device can get stuck this way and no matter what you try, you just can’t fix it. If this happens and plugging it into iTunes doesn’t work, you may need to use iMyFone iOS System Recovery. This program is designed to help you fix the issues with the iOS system while at the same time protecting your data from loss. It is quite easy to use. All you have to do is to connect the problematic device and the program does the rest. The following are some of its features.

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iMyFone iOS System Recovery

  • It can fix the iOS system issues like iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, Apple Logo, black screen, white screen or looping on start etc.
  • It has 2 modes including Standard Mode and Advance Mode.
  • It is safe and you do not need to worry about your privacy being intruded.
  • It supports both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to get it out of DFU mode.

Step 1. Launch iMyFone iOS System Recovery

Open the software and then click “Start” in the main interface.

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Step 2. Connect the iPhone to the Computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer and once the program detects the device, click “Start” to continue.

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Step 3: Download the Latest Firmware

You will be required to download the device’s latest firmware. The program has already detected the latest firmware, all you have to do is click “download” and wait for the downloading to be completed.

Choose the Matching Firmware Package

Step 4. Fix the iOS System

Once the firmware has been downloaded, the program will begin fixing the device immediately. A few minutes later, the device will restart in normal mode.

Fixing Your iOS System Now

It is that simple to fix any issue that your device may be having by iMyFone iOS System Recovery and the data on your device will not be lost or altered in any way.

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