How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

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Have you ever heard about DFU mode on the iPhone? If not, then you should check out the full guide below as we’ve shared the steps on How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. DFU Mode is an iPhone state where you can connect it with iTunes. But it doesn’t load anything like iOS system or bootloader. You can also consider it a different type of recovery mode than the normal one.

Now, you may ask what DFU means? DFU stands for ‘Device Firmware Update’. It’s basically used for advanced purposes only like updating the firmware or iOS version on the iPhone. Additionally, the users can also use the DFU mode for troubleshooting their iPhone problems. Such as restoring a bricked iPhone, downgrade to a previous software version or operating system, installing custom firmware or jailbreaking or SIM unlocking, and more.

How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Steps to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

  1. At first, connect your iPhone 11 or 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max to your Mac or a PC (iTunes required) with a Lightning cable.
  2. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  3. Then press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  4. Next, press and hold the Power/Side button for around 10 seconds until the display turns black on the iPhone.
  5. Meanwhile, hold the Power/Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button for around 5 seconds, and then release the Power/Side button. But don’t release the Volume Down button for 10 seconds more. The display should remain black if properly done.
  6. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC and you will see a message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”
  7. Finally, you’ll get an option to restore iOS on your iPhone.

Steps to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

  • While your device is on the black DFU screen, you have to press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  • Then press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  • Finally, press and hold the Power/Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • That’s it. Your device will boot into normal mode again.

Let’s assume you’ve found this guide helpful and successfully entered or exit the DFU mode on your iPhone 11 series devices. Do you’ve any queries? Comment below.

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