iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode? Ultimate Ways to Fix it

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 13, 2019 10:52 AM

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"I found that my iPhone has been stuck in DFU mode since last weekend and can't figure out the real cause of the problem. Is it possible to fix the iPhone 7 DFU mode? Any solution will be appreciated."

For new users first own an iPhone, they may wonder what is DFU mode, actually, it is short for Default Firmware Update, is a systematic repair tool that helps in restoration of your iPhone. It has been tested by a majority of users to be effective as this mode can fix most iPhone problems and errors. You are able to jailbreak your device, upgrade or downgrade system or just unlock the SIM card. The screen of your iPhone turns black and all functions will not be available if you enter the DFU mode.

Generally speaking, it is not hard to exit after putting your device in DFU mode, however, your device may get stuck in the mode and you may probably feel clueless on how to exit it. Now simply read on this tutorial to learn how to fix the issue easily.

1. Hard Reset to Exit iPhone DFU Mode

This operation is suitable for different iPhone models in various iOS problems. Similar to iPhone recovery mode, you can try the method to get your device out of DFU mode as well. If the problem was not resolved on the first attempt, just try doing this again. If it still doesn't work, just follow an alternative solution given in the next section.

1) For iPhone 7 or earlier,

Press the Wake button and Home button (Volume Down button on iPhone 7) at the same time for about 10 seconds.

2) For iPhone 8/X/XS/XR,

Press and fast release the Volume Up button, and then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Wake button for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

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2. Get out of DFU Mode by iPhone System Recovery Software

Now we will introduce an efficient program to help you fix the iPhone DFU mode issue which named TunesKit iOS System Recovery. It is a professional desktop tool available on both Mac and Windows operating system instantly without risking losing any current data on your devices. With only a few clicks, you will be able to put your iPhone out of DFU mode. This software can also help you solve other common iOS problems including white Apple logo, boot loop screen and more even if you are non-technical person. What's more, TunesKit iOS System Recovery works for the latest iOS 12 and fully supports almost all models of iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Here's the step-by-step guide on how to exit your iPhone stuck in DFU mode.

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Step 1Connect iPhone to the computer

Launch the software and connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Click Start button to move forward. Select the Standard Mode and tap on the Next button. Choose the device model you've connected. After that follow the instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode and tap Next to continue.

Notice: If you are using an iPad, the steps are basically the same as the program can also help you to solve the iPad DFU mode in no time.

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Step 2Download firmware package

Confirm the info of your iPhone before the software start downloading the latest firmware package. Correct it if you find any message is wrong. Hit the Download button to let the program download and verify the firmware package.

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Step 3Fix iPhone DFU mode

Once it completed the download process, just hit the Repair button and start repairing the iPhone DFU mode. Remember to keep your device connected to the computer during the recovering to avoid any further problems.

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The Bottom Line

The above is all the contents on how to get your iPhone out of DFU mode using TunesKit iOS System Recovery. Although there are tons of utilities under different brands, however, some of them may not work well actually or having potential faults. No need to concern about the problem as TunesKit is a trustworthy program being tested and verified on innumerable devices. Download the free trial version of the software and fix your devices to normal if needed.

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