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

DFU (Device Firmware Update) is an advanced state of recovery that people often put their iPhones into for a variety of reasons:

  1. You can put iPhone in DFU mode if your device is stuck while updating.
  2. You can put iPhone in DFU mode if an internal data is corrupted and the device is malfunctioning in a way that normal Recovery Mode isn't helping.
  3. You can put iPhone in DFU mode to jailbreak it.
  4. You can put iPhone in DFU mode to downgrade the iOS to a previous version.

However, as you'll find out DFU mode often leads to data loss as it returns your iOS to factory settings. Because of this people are often apprehensive about trying it out. If you don't want to lose your data, another alternative to putting your iPhone in DFU mode is to use a software called dr.fone — iOS System Recovery, but more on that later.

Read on to learn how to put iPhone in DFU mode.

Part 1: How put iPhone in DFU mode

You can simply put iPhone in DFU mode using iTunes. This is recommended because iTunes also allows you to create a backup of your iPhone. It is recommended to backup your iPhone because putting iPhone in DFU mode may lead to data loss, as I already mentioned earlier.

How to enter DFU mode with iTunes

  1. Run iTunes.
  2. Connect iPhone to computer using a cable.
  3. Press power and home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  4. Release the power button, but continue pressing the home button. Do this for another 10 seconds.
  5. You'll receive a pop-up message from iTunes, and you can let go them.

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It's really that simple to put your iPhone in DFU mode!

Alternatively, you can also use a DFU tool to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

Part 2: How to exit iPhone DFU mode

Sometimes it might so happen that your iPhone might get stuck in DFU mode. This means that the DFU mode couldn't restore your iPhone like you'd hoped and now you have to exit iPhone from DFU mode. You can do so by pressing both the power and the home buttons together for 10 seconds.

Enter DFU mode With iTunes

If you'd like a sure-shot and easy means of exiting iPhone from DFU mode, or of simply fixing your iPhone without DFU mode, and without data loss, then you can read on for the alternative.

Part 3: Alternative to putting iPhone in DFU mode (No Data Loss)

You can use the software dr.fone - iOS System Recovery to either exit DFU mode, or to fix all the system errors of your iPhone without having to put iPhone in DFU mode to begin with. This is also a no data loss solution, which means that it won't reset your iPhone to factory settings. In addition to that, dr.fone offers a far more convenient, less time consuming, and reliable solution.

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How to fix system errors without DFU mode using dr.fone:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a cable.
  2. Launch dr.fone. Select 'System Recovery' and then hit 'Start.'
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  4. dr.fone will automatically detect your iOS device and the latest firmware. You can click on 'download' now.
  5. detect iOS device

  6. After the download is complete it will automatically start repairing your system of any and all errors.
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Following this, your iOS device will be completely fixed on all aspects without any data loss!

Tips: How to selectively restore iPhone after exiting DFU mode

After exiting DFU mode, you can restore iPhone from iTunes backup, or you can restore iPhone from iCloud backup. However, doing so would mean that you will be restoring your entire iPhone exactly as it had been. But if you would like a fresh start instead, and if you would like to import only the most vital data, then you can use an iTunes backup extractor, and our personal recommendation would be dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery.

dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery is a really flexible tool with which you can access and view all your iTunes and iCloud backup on your computer. After viewing them, you can select the data that you want to preserve and save it to your computer or iPhone, and get rid of all the junk.

How to selectively restore iPhone backup using dr.fone:

Step 1. Select Recovery Type.

After you launch the tool, you have to select the recovery type from the left hand panel. Depend-ing on whether you want to recover data from iTunes or iCloud, you can select either 'Recover from iTunes backup file' or 'Recover from iCloud backup file.'

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Step 2. Choose the backup file.

You'll find a list of all the different backup files available. Select the one from which you want to recover data, and you can delete the rest. Once you've selected it, click on 'Start Scan.'

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Step 3. Selectively restore iPhone backup.

Now you can browse through your gallery, select the ones you want to save, and then click on "Restore to Computer."

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This method will help you restore only the iPhone data that you really want and not all the junk that comes with it.

So now you know how to fix an iPhone by putting the iPhone in DFU mode, you also know how to exit DFU mode if your phone gets stuck. However, as already mentioned this method causes data loss, so our recommendation is for you to use the alternative method of dr.fone in order to fix all system errors without any data loss!

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