How to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

What’s DFU mode and how to exit DFU mode are introduced in this post. Keep on reading and figure out how to solve the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in DFU mode.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 02, 2021

DFU mode is one of the iPhone Recovery Modes, which can fix lots of iPhone functional errors when necessary. There are no official explanations on DFU mode but it exists to help iPhone users get out of troubles effectively. DFU mode can erase the iPhone data as it supports restoring iPhone. Also, sometimes iPhone can be stuck on DFU mode and can’t exit itself.

Now follow the next parts to figure out what is DFU mode for and get the methods to exit DFU mode efficiently.

What is DFU Mode for?

DFU, shorted for Device Firmware Update, is a mode that supports your device to interact with iTunes without loading the OS or boot loader.

When your device is in this mode, you can downgrade iOS on iPhone or upgrade the iOS version, jailbreak the iPhone, or unlock the SIM card. In DFU mode, your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch’s screen will display in black (totally different from the Recovery Mode, which will show the iTunes logo), and any operation to iDevice is responsible.

How to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Normally, if you can put your device in DFU mode, it is not difficult to exit it. But sometimes you may find your iDevice is stuck on DFU mode and unable to exit easily. The guide below will offer you 3 methods to get your device back to Normal Disk Mode safely.

Method 1. Exit DFU Mode with iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your iOS device to the computer with a USB cable > Wait for iTunes to recognize your iOS device.

Step 2. Exit DFU mode

For iPhone 8 and later: Just quick-press the Volume Up button, and then quick-press the Volume Down button. Then, you need to press the Side power button until the iPhone reboots.

For iPhone 7 (plus): Please long press the Side button and Volume Down button to reboot the iPhone.

For iPhone 6s and later, and iPod touch: Press the Home button and the Power/ Sleep button at the same time for like 10s until the device reboots.

Step 3. Tap the Power button immediately and wait until your iOS device restart. After that, your iOS device will exit DFU mode and be in a normal state.

DFU is one of the recovery modes which is quite different from the general Recovery Mode. So to exit DFU Mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is one kind of exiting iPhone recovery mode as well. Here in the following methods, 2 highly recommended tools were introduced.

Method 2. Exit DFU Mode without Data Loss

AnyFix, an iPhone, iTunes, iOS system repair tool, supports exiting iPhone recovery mode within clicks. It is also quite important as AnyFix won’t risk any data loss while exiting DFU mode. And now let’s take a look at how to exit iPhone recovery mode with AnyFix.

Step 1. Download AnyFix and install it on your computer. Once installed successfully, launch it and tap on the Enter/Exit Recovery Mode button on the front page.

Step 2. Choose Exit Recovery Mode and tap the Exit button to go on. Follow the onscreen instructions, seconds later, your iPhone will restart itself as it exits DFU mode successfully.

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Choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode

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Method 3. Get out of DFU Mode via PhoneRescue for iOS

PhoneRescue for iOS is one of the best iPhone data recovery tools. It supports the recovery of any lost data on iPhone/iPad and iPod touch with great ease. To exit DFU mode is one of its highlights features. PhoneRescue for iOS provides lots of features to help iPhone users recover whatever they need from iPhone itself, iTunes, and iCloud. OK, let’s take a look at how to exit DFU mode with PhoneRescue for iOS.

First of all, you need to download PhoneRescue for iOS and launch it on the computer.

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Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue on your computer > Connect your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable > Wait for PhoneRescue to recognize your iOS device.

Step 2. Click on Device Rescuer on the right panel and choose Repair iOS System. Then tap on the right arrow to go on.

Step 3. Keep your device connected and wait for a few seconds > Click “Exit Recovery Mode” at the same location and your device will reboot to quit DFU mode.

Exit DFU Mode via PhoneRescue for iOS

Exit DFU Mode via PhoneRescue for iOS

The Bottom Line

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