How to put iPhone in DFU mode (updated for iPhone 13)

DFU is an abbreviation for “Device Firmware Update”. This is the last possible solution to troubleshoot a major issue on your iOS or iPad OS device.

If you refuse to turn your iPhone on / off, the Apple logo stays visible, it freezes on your screen, or becomes unresponsive, you can put your iPhone into DFU mode.

In summary, DFU mode is the highest level of restoration that can be performed on the device. Check it out!

Before you start:

  • Make a backup of your device on your computer or iCloud (if possible)
  • DFU Restore updates the device to the latest applicable iOS or iPad OS version
  • If your device is damaged by water, do not try DFU restore. It may cause more harm than good!
  • If you’re running macOS Catalina or Big Sur on your Mac finder.. If you’re using an earlier version of macOS or Windows PC iTunes..

How to put iPhone 13, 12, 11, and iPhone SE 2020 into DFU mode

Leading iPhones such as the iPhone 13, 12, 11, and the X-series have Face ID. Other buttons, such as the latest iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus, have a home button. Still, the process of entering DFU mode is the same for these devices. It’s here:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC with a Lightning-USB cable.
  2. Press and release the volume up button.
  3. Immediately press and release the volume down button.
  4. Then press and hold the side button for 10 seconds. The screen goes black.
  5. Hold down the side button and press the volume down button for 5 seconds.
  6. After 5 seconds, release the side button, but hold down the volume down button.
  7. Press and hold the volume down button for another 10 seconds. All this while your iPhone screen is black.
  8. Release the volume down button when a pop-up appears in finder Also iTunes It says’Your Mac has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You need to restore this iPhone before you can use it.
  9. Click now all right Click from the popup Restore iPhone

    Put iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max in DFU mode

Note: If you see the Apple logo or your iPhone restarts, it means that one of the steps wasn’t done correctly. If this happens, read it carefully and repeat the process.

How to enter DFU mode on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  1. Connect your iPhone 7 to your Mac or PC with a Lightning-USB cable.
  2. Press and hold the on / off button on the right side of your iPhone for 3 seconds.
  3. Then hold down the volume down button on the left side of your iPhone and hold down the on / off button.
  4. Press and hold both buttons for 10 seconds.
    Note: If you see the Apple logo on your screen, you need to restart the process. Be careful not to hold it too long.
  5. Then release the on / off button, but press and hold the volume down button for about 5 seconds.
    Note: in the case of Connect to computer When the notification appears on the screen, you need to start over. Be careful not to hold it too long.
  6. Your iPhone is now in DFU mode. The screen goes black.You will receive an alert from iTunes Also finder It says it has detected your iPhone.click Restore iPhone..

    Put iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in DFU mode

How to enter DFU mode on iPhone 6s or earlier

  1. Connect your iPhone 6s, SE 1st Generation, or earlier products to your computer.
  2. Press and hold the right on / off button for 3 seconds.
  3. Then hold down the on / off button and press and hold the home button on the front of the device.
  4. Press and hold both buttons for 10 seconds. Use the clock if necessary.
    Note: If you hold it too long, the Apple logo will appear. This means that it failed and you need to start over from step 1.
  5. Release the on / off button immediately after 10 seconds, but hold down the home button for the next 5 seconds.
    Note: If the Plug into the computer screen appears on the screen, you need to reboot. Be careful not to hold it too long.
  6. If you follow step 5 correctly, your iPhone screen will remain black. This means that your iPhone is now in DFU mode.
  7. iTunes Also finder A pop-up will also be displayed.[iPhoneを復元]Click to continue.

    Enter DFU mode on iPhone 6s or earlier

How to put Face ID iPad into DFU mode

The process of entering DFU mode on an iPad with Face ID is similar to the iPhone with Face ID and the iPhone 8 / SE2020. Here is a summary.

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac or PC using Face ID.
  2. Press and hold the power button on the top of your iPad for 3 seconds.
  3. Press and hold the power button. Then press and hold the volume down button on the right side of the iPad.
  4. Press and hold both buttons for 10 seconds. Use the clock if necessary.
    Note: If you see the Apple logo, it means you’re holding it for a long time. In such cases, you need to restart the process.
  5. Then release the power button at the top, but hold down the volume down button for the next 5 seconds.
  6. If the iPad screen remains black and a pop-up appears in iTunes or Finder, it means that you have successfully transitioned to DFU mode.

    Put Face ID iPad in DFU mode

How to put an iPad with a home button into DFU mode

The process of putting an iPad with a home button into DFU mode is the same as before iPhone 6s. please look.

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac or PC via a Lightning-USB cable.
  2. Press and hold the power button on the top for 3 seconds.
  3. Then hold down the power button and press and hold the home button on the front of your iPad.
    Press and hold both buttons for 10 seconds. Use the clock if necessary.
    Note: If you hold it too long, the Apple logo will appear. This means that it failed and you need to start over from step 1.
  4. Immediately after 10 seconds, release the power button at the top, but hold down the home button for the next 5 seconds.
    Note:[コンピューターに接続]If you see the screen, you need to reboot. Be careful not to hold it too long.
  5. If you follow step 5 correctly, the iPad screen will remain black. This means that the device is now in DFU mode.
    A popup will also appear in iTunes or the Finder.[iPhoneを復元]Click to continue.

    Put iPad with home button in DFU mode

How to exit DFU mode on iPhone or iPad

If you change your mind and want to exit DFU mode in the middle, we will show you how to exit DFU mode on iPhone and iPad.

To exit DFU mode on iPhone 13, 12, SE 2020, iPhone 11, X-series, and Face ID iPad: Press and release the volume up button. Immediately press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the power / side button (top button on iPad) until you see the Apple logo on your screen.

To exit DFU mode on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the side power button and volume down button at the same time. Release both buttons when you see the Apple logo on your screen.

To exit DFU mode on iPhone 6s or earlier or iPad with home button: Press and hold the home button and side power button (top button on iPad) on the front of the device at the same time. Release the button when you see the Apple logo.

That is, use a forced restart to exit DFU mode on your iPhone or iPad.

that’s all!

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This is how to enter DFU mode on your iPhone or iPad. If you see the Lightning Cable logo and the MacBook logo on your iPhone, remember that you’re in recovery mode, not DFU mode.

This is not the case. In DFU mode, there is only one option. Restore iPhone.. In recovery mode, you will see two options: Update iPhone When Restore iPhone.. If the update works and the issue is resolved, you do not need to restore the DFU. Enjoy a working device!

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