How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

DFU mode (Device Firmware Update) is widely used to help you fix some software issues. Under this mode, you can easily downgrade/upgrade iOS, jailbreak iPhone, etc. However, chances are that sometimes you iDevice may get stuck in DFU mode and you cannot get out of it for device-using again. Don't clearly know how to enter and exit DFU mode on different iOS devices? Here we share this complete guide for you to follow:

Part 1. How to Enter/Exit DFU Mode on iPhone

  • Put iPhone 8 and Later into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Quickly press and release Volume Up button. Then, quickly press and release Voume Down button.
    • Step 3: Keep holding the Power button and release it until your iPhone screen goes black.
    • Step 4: Immediately keep holding both Power and Volume Down at the same time for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 5: Release the Power button but continue holding the Volume Down button for around 10 seconds. Your iPhone will get into DFU mode if the screen keeps black.
    enter dfu mode iphone 8 later
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Quickly press and release Volume Up button. Then, quickly press and release Voume Down button.
    • Step 2: Keep holding the Power button and release it until the white Apple logo shows on sceen.
    • Step 3: Your iPhone will get out of DFU mode and boot normally.
  • Put iPhone 7/7 Plus into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Press both Power button and Volume Down button for about 5 seconds.
    • Step 3: Release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Down button for 10 seconds. The screen will keep black if device goes into DFU mode successfully.
    enter dfu mode iphone 7 plus
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Hold Volume Down and Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
    • Step 2: Release Volume Down and Power buttons when the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
    • Step 3: Your iPhone will exit DFU mode and boot normally.
  • Put iPhone 6s or Earlier into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Hold Power and Home buttons simultaneously for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 3: Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for around 10 seconds. Your iPhone screen will keep black if it has entered DFU mode successfully.
    enter dfu mode iphone 6s
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Hold Home and Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
    • Step 2: Release Home and Power buttons when the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
    • Step 3: Your iPhone will exit DFU mode and boot normally.

Part 2. How to Enter/Exit DFU Mode on iPad

  • Put iPad with Face ID into DFU mode

    • Step 1: Connect your iPad to computer using a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Then quickly press and release the Voume Down button.
    • Step 3: Keep holding Power button and release it when your device screen goes black.
    • Step 4: Hold both Power and Volume Down buttons for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 5: Release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Down button for around 10 seconds. If your screen is black, it means that iPad has entered DFU mode already.
    enter dfu mode on ipad with face id
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Quickly press and release Volume Up button. Then, quickly press and release Voume Down button.
    • Step 2: Keep holding the Power button and release it until the white Apple logo shows on sceen.
    • Step 3: Your iPad will exit DFU mode and boot normally.
  • Put iPad with Home Button into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect your iPad to computer via a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Hold Power and Home buttons simultaneously for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 3: Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for around 10 seconds. Your iPhone screen will keep black if it has entered DFU mode successfully.
    enter dfu mode on ipad with home
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Hold Home and Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
    • Step 2: Release Home and Power buttons when the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
    • Step 3: Your iPad will exit DFU mode and boot normally.

Part 3. How to Enter/Exit DFU Mode on iPod

  • Put iPod 7th into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect iPod touch to computer via a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Press Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 3: Release the Power button but continue holding the Volume Down button for around 10 seconds. The iPod screen will keep black when it is in DFU mode.
    enter dfu mode ipod touch 7
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Hold Volume Down and Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
    • Step 2: Release Volume Down and Power buttons when the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
    • Step 3: Your iPod will exit DFU mode and boot normally.
  • Put iPod 6th or Earlier into DFU Mode

    • Step 1: Connect your iPod touch to computer via a USB cable.
    • Step 2: Hold Power and Home buttons simultaneously for around 5 seconds.
    • Step 3: Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for around 10 seconds. Your iPod screen will keep black if it has entered DFU mode successfully.
    enter dfu mode ipod touch 6
    • Exit DFU mode:
    • Step 1: Hold Home and Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
    • Step 2: Release Home and Power buttons when the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
    • Step 3: Your iPod will exit DFU mode and boot normally.