How to put the iPhone in DFU mode

The ultimate solution to persistent iPhone problems is also the most radical. It is about putting the iPhone in DFU mode , a state that we must resort to when the rest of the options have failed. It is something that you must take into account, as it is not simple and requires time, so it is not an easy solution to apply.

If you put your iPhone in DFU mode , you can recover it and get it going again. Of course, you may lose data depending on whether you cannot access the device and its backup is not up to date. So please use this tool with caution. If you still have access to the iPhone, make a backup before putting it in DFU mode.

How to put an iPhone in DFU mode

Over the generations, putting the iPhone in DFU mode has changed . For this reason, make sure you apply the correct method for your iPhone model.

How to put an iPhone with Face ID in DFU mode

  • Connect your iPhone withwired Face ID to your Mac or PC.
  • Open Finder or iTunes and leave them open.
  • Turn off the iPhone if it is still on.
  • For 3 seconds, press and hold the power button on the right of the iPhone.
  • Holding down the button, press and hold the volume down button on the left of the phone.
  • Keep both buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
  • If at this point the Apple logo appears, you will have to start the whole process again.
  • Now you can release the right button, holding the volume down button for another 5 seconds.
  • Again, if you see the message “Connect to iTunes or Finder” on the screen, you’ve missed pressing and must start over.
  • If the iPhone still has a black screen, you have done it.

Now, your computer should have detected that the iPhone is in DFU mode and will allow you to restore it.

How to put an iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2 in DFU mode

If you have an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone SE 2, you can follow the same steps as on an iPhone with Face ID to put it in DFU mode . Specifically, they are the following:

  • Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2with cable to your Mac or PC.
  • Open Finder or iTunes and leave them open.
  • Turn off the iPhone if it is still on.
  • For 3 seconds, press and hold the power button on the right of the iPhone.
  • Holding down the button, press and hold the volume down button on the left of the phone.
  • Keep both buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
  • If at this point the Apple logo appears, you will have to start the whole process again.
  • Now you can release the right button, holding the volume down button for another 5 seconds.
  • Again, if you see the message “Connect to iTunes or Finder” on the screen, you’ve missed pressing and must start over.
  • If the iPhone still has a black screen, you have done it.

How to put an iPhone 7 in DFU mode

Again, the generation of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus undergoes small changes when it comes to putting them in DFU mode. The steps to follow are those:

  • Connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Pluswith cable to your Mac or PC.
  • Open Finder or iTunes and leave them open.
  • Turn off the iPhone if it is still on.
  • For 3 seconds, press and hold the power button on the right of the iPhone.
  • Holding down the button, press and hold the circular Home button on the front of the iPhone.
  • Keep both buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
  • If at this point the Apple logo appears, you will have to start the whole process again.
  • If the iPhone still has a black screen, you have done it.

How to put an iPhone 6s or earlier in DFU mode

The iPhone 6s and earlier have a physical Home button , which is why again, the DFU mode on these iPhones works differently. Follow these steps to complete it:

  • Connect your iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or anyprevious model with cable to your Mac or PC.
  • Open Finder or iTunes and leave them open.
  • Turn off the iPhone if it is still on.
  • For 3 seconds, press and hold the power button on the right or above the iPhone.
  • Holding down the button, press and hold the circular Home button on the front of the iPhone.
  • Keep both buttons pressedfor 10 seconds.
  • If at this point the Apple logo appears, you will have to start the whole process again.
  • Now you can release the power button, holding down the Home button for another 5 seconds.
  • Again, if you see the message “Connect to iTunes or Finder” on the screen, you’ve missed pressing and must start over.
  • If the iPhone still has a black screen, you have done it.

What can the DFU mode of an iPhone do?

If during the process of putting the iPhone in DFU mode you see some kind of logo, it is that you have actually put the iPhone in recovery mode . Sometimes it can be enough, but it will not always be the solution to some of the problems that may arise on the iPhone. That is why if you have not succeeded, repeat the process again until it is completed correctly.

The DFU mode of the iPhone can serve us for what we discussed, those situations where persistent errors of the device are not resolved. Those who tinker with their iPhones to jailbreak them will find in DFU mode a way to “unlock” their devices or return them to Apple’s “fold”. It is also useful if we are in an expired beta of the iPhone and we want to use it again.

If you think that your iPhone has suffered liquid damage, it is better not to put it in DFU mode as it may remain locked forever

In general, putting the iPhone in DFU mode is a tool of last resort if our iPhone has been infected by some kind of spyware like Pegasus. If you have already verified that your iPhone is affected by Pegasus , putting it in DFU mode will be the way to eliminate all traces of this spyware , since it requires the jailbreak to achieve its objectives.

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Finally, it should be noted that if your device has been damaged by water or you think it may have water damage, it is best not to put your iPhone in DFU mode . Coming in contact with liquids may have damaged certain components that prevent the iPhone from exploiting or exiting DFU mode.

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