How to Get Out of DFU Mode [3 Best Ways]

"I have an iPhone 7 and it went into DFU mode randomly … I can't find easy way to get out of DFU mode…"

"My iPad stuck in DFU mode and wont restore, can anybody help?"

What is DFU mode? Well, DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, which is used during the iOS upgrade or downgrade process. There is nothing left except an Apple logo appears in the black screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Get Out of DFU Mode

It is slightly different from iPhone Recovery Mode, which has an iTunes logo stuck on the non-responding screen. When your iPhone stuck in DFU mode, the touch screen is disabled and you can do nothing else. Calm down and be patient to try following steps to get out of DFU mode easily and safely.

Part 1: Force Reboot iOS Device to Get Out of DFU Mode

The first and most popular solution to fix errors of digital devices is force rebooting. Though rebooting an iPhone/iPad/iPod is a rough operation, many people has proved its possibility. In another word, you can exit DFU mode on iPhone 7 and other iOS models successfully after the device reboot.

Step 1. Turn off iPhone/iPad/iPod

Since Apple has released so many iOS devices, the detailed iPhone/iPad/iPod restart method may differ, but you can still find something in common.

For iPhone 8 and earlier iOS users, press and hold the Top or Side button until the slider appears. As for rebooting iPhone X, you should press Side button and either Volume Down button at the same time until seeing the slider. Then, drag and slider from left to right side to turn off your iOS device completely.

Turn off iPhone

Step 2. Reboot iPhone to exit DFU mode without computer

Press and hold the Side or Top button again until the Apple logo displays. After that, your iPhone/iPad/iPod should go back to its normal state. As for people whose iPhone still stuck in DFU mode or need to get out of DFU mode with broken Power button, you can try other solutions below.

Reboot iPhone

Part 2: How to Get iPhone/iPad/iPod Out of DFU Mode via iTunes

Using iTunes to get out of DFU mode by restoring is also a common solution. However, all your precious iOS data will be erased and replaced with the latest iTunes backup. Thus, think twice before getting out of DFU mode with iTunes restore. Well, do not forget to update iTunes to the latest version first.

Step 1. Connect iPhone with iTunes

Make sure your iOS device is connected to the computer with iTunes running. Hold and press "Home" button and "Power" button for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Then release two buttons simultaneously. Tap "Power" button immediately but keep pressing "Home" button to restart your iPhone. If this does not work, then move on to restore iPhone with iTunes to exit DFU mode.

Step 2. Restore iPhone from iTunes to exit DFU mode

After iTunes detects your iOS device, select the icon that represents your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Hit "Restore Backup" button in iTunes, then you can check the related file size and data to select the best iTunes backup. Tap "Restore" to get out of DFU mode with iTunes.

Restore iPhone from iTunes to Exit DFU Mode

Note: In this way, your iPhone data will be erased and replaced with the restored iTunes backup.

Part 3: Get Out of DFU Mode Using iOS System Recovery Software (Safest Solution)

Even though above two solutions can fix iPhone stuck on DFU mode problem in some degree, however, you should also prepare the exit DFU mode software as the final and best choice. To be honest, Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery can help you get out of DFU mode without restore. It can fix your iOS system back to the normal state without data loss, no matter what state your iPhone is stuck in, like DFU mode, recovery mode, black screen, looping restart, etc. All popular iOS devices are supported, and the edit DFU mode software offers you a safe way to repair iOS system.

  • Get out of DFU mode, recovery mode, Apple logo, frozen, Blue screen, etc. to normal state.
  • Fix iOS system problems in an easy and safe way without causing data loss.
  • Fully compatible with the latest iOS 18 on Windows and Mac.
  • Support iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6, iPad Air/mini/Pro and iPod touch generations.

Step 1. Run iOS System Recovery

Free download and install the exit DFU mode software. Launch it and select "iOS System Recovery" in its main interface. Use a USB cable to connect your disabled iPhone/iPad/iPod to Windows PC or Mac.

Run iOS System Recovery

Step 2. Enable iOS System Recovery detect the iOS model

Follow the on-screen instruction and hit "Start" to start to exit DFU mode. Be aware that once you get out of DFU mode, your iOS device will be updated to the latest OS version.


Step 3. Get out of DFU mode without data loss

You need to check whether the detected information of your iPhone/iPad/iPod is wrong. Otherwise you can correct it manually from those lists. At last, click "Repair" button to download the firmware and plugin, then iOS System Recovery can finish the rest jobs automatically.

Get out of DFU Mode

Wait several minutes to complete the process. Later, you can get out of DFU mode of iPhone, iPad and iPod devices safely. All in all, you can learn how to exit DFU mode without computer from above operations. It is also supported to exit recovery mode by rebooting and restoring. No matter what iOS system error you need to fix, Apeasoft iOS System Recovery should always be your first choice to get out of DFU mode easily and quickly. Just free download it to deal with various errors.

Part 4: FAQs of Getting out of DFU Mode

What is DFU mode?

DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is a means to getting your device to interface with iTunes, update firmware, and restore the iOS without automatically installing the latest version of iOS.

How to fix my iPhone 6s stuck in DFU mode?

To fix iPhone stuck in DFU mode, you can force restart your iPhone. Hold and press the Home button and the power button together. Keep hold buttons for 10 seconds and don’t release until you see the Apple logo.

How do I restore the iPhone in DFU mode?

To restore the iPhone in DFU mode, you can check out this article: How to Restore iPhone in DFU Mode.

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