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How to Back up iPhone/iPad/iPod in DFU Mode?

Jul 12, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


We all know about DFU Mode in iPhone/iPad/iPod but do you know how to get out of it? In this article, we have for you two different ways to exit DFU Screen and how to back up iPhone in DFU Mode in easy and simple steps.

DFU Backup must be performed before exiting DFU Mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod to keep your data secure just in case it gets lost during the entering or exiting DFU Mode.

So let us proceed and see how we can back up iPhone in DFU Mode with and without causing loss of data.

Read on and learn more.

Part 1: Get iPhone out of DFU Mode

Once your iPhone gains access to DFU Mode and you’ve done what you needed to do with it, its time to get out of DFU Mode and then move on to DFU Backup. In this segment, we have for you two effective ways to exit the DFU Screen.

Method 1. Using Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) (without losing data)

Using Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) is the best and most reliable way to get out of DFU Mode on an iPhone/iPad/iPod. It can repair any iOS device and regain its normal functioning by fixing system failure and other issues such as the blue screen of death, locked device, frozen device, and many other types of errors. The software keeps your data safe and prevents data hacking/loss. Also, its interface is easy to use and very intuitive. Since it works on Windows and Mac, both, the software can be used at home.

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  • Fully compatible with the latest Windows or Mac, and iOS.
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We have listed down the steps that are required for you to get your iPhone out of DFU Mode:

Run Dr.Fone software on a PC and select “System Repair” on the homepage. Go to "iPhone" > "iOS Repair".

select “iOS System Recovery”

Connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC, and then hit “Standard Repair” to the next screen.

Connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC

Now the most appropriate firmware for your iPhone/iPad/iPod is to be installed. Feed in the details on the system recovery screen and click “Download”.

Download the most appropriate firmware

You can now view the status of the firmware download process as shown in the screenshot below.

view the status of the firmware download process

After the downloaded firmware is installed, click on "Repair Now". This tool will repair your iOS device.

start installing the firmware

Once Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) finishes its task, your iOS device will automatically reboot and come out of DFU Mode.

come out of DFU Mode

As mentioned earlier, using Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) is extremely simple and does not lose your data.

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Method 2. Trying Hard Reset (data loss)

This is a crude way of getting your iPhone/iPad/iPod out of DFU Mode but works effectively and is preferred by many iOS users. It involves using iTunes which is a software specially designed to manage iOS devices. The steps given below will be instrumental to get your iOS Device out of DFU:

Connect DFU iPhone/iPad/iPod to your PC which has iTunes installed on it. iTunes will recognize your device.

Now press the Power On/Off button and Home Key (or Volume down key) simultaneously for ten seconds or so.

Try Hard Reset

Once you release all the buttons, gently press the Power On/Off button again and wait for iPhone/iPad/iPod to restart automatically and exit DFU Screen.

This process sounds simple but causes data loss. Thus, we need a backup iPhone in DFU Mode software to protect our data. Stay tuned because we have the best DFU backup & restore tool for you.

Part 2: Back up iPhone data after exiting DFU Mode(Via Wondershare Dr.Fone)

Wondershare Dr.Fone is the most effective DFU backup tool to back up iPhone in DFU Mode and then restore data in a hassle-free manner. It provides a flexible platform to back up data and then selectively restore it to the iOS device or to PC. It can DFU backup contacts, messages, call logs, notes, photos, WhatsApp, App data, and other files. This software can be run on Windows/Mac and supports the latest iOS version too. Its process is 100 % safe as it only reads data and causes no risk to it. Its intuitive interface guides you all along and does the job within seconds.

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  • One-click to back up the whole iOS device to your computer.
  • Allow to preview and restore any item from the backup to a device.
  • Export what you want from the backup to your computer.
  • No data loss on devices during the restore.
  • Selectively backup and restore any data you want.
  • Supported the latest iPhone that runs the latest iOS version.
  • Fully compatible with the latest Windows or Mac.
Available on: Windows Mac
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Here are the steps that you can follow to back up iPhone in DFU Mode and then restore the beaked-up data:

Step 1. Download, install, and launch the Wondershare Dr.Fone on your PC. Choose “My backup” on the homepage and connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to the PC.

Choose “Data Backup and Restore”

Step 2. The next step is that the Wondershare Dr.Fone will retrieve all the data saved on your iOS device and bring forth it before you. View the file types to be backed up and hit “Back Up Now”.

Step 3. The Wondershare Dr.Fone will now start backing up all data and you will be able to view the backup process on the screen.

start backing up the selected data

Step 4. Now that the backup has finished, the files will be categorized and displayed on the screen as shown below.

files will be categorized and displayed

Step 5. You can preview your backed-up file contents, and choose the data that you wish to restore to your iPhone/iPad/iPod, and hit “Restore to device”.

hit “Restore to device”

You may also refer to the article to restore the backed-up data to another iOS device.

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DFU backup process is made simpler with the help of Wondershare Dr.Fone. The best part about using this software is that it keeps your data safe, prevents data loss, and guarantees a safe backup and restoration process.

So whenever you want to back up iPhone in DFU Mode, remember to use Wondershare Dr.Fone because not only does its iOS System Recovery feature get your iPad out of DFU Mode safely but its iOS Data Backup & Restore feature also keeps your data protected at all times.

Go ahead and download Wondershare Dr.Fone (iOS version) now!

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