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How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE

As the name suggests, here we’ve provided the steps to enter and exit the DFU mode on iPhone SE. Now, if you don’t know about the DFU Mode, it’s an iPhone state where users can easily connect their iPhone with the iTunes on the PC/Laptop. However, it’s an advanced recovery mode in order to fix software or booting or update related issues.

The DFU Mode doesn’t load anything like iOS or the device bootloader. DFU means ‘Device Firmware Update’ that lets users upgrade the iOS firmware on the iPhone very easily without any additional technical knowledge. Meanwhile, users can also troubleshoot their iPhone issues and can restore the bricked iPhone, upgrade or downgrade the iOS version, install the firmware, SIM unlocking, or even jailbreaking the iPhone as well.

How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone SE

  1. At first, connect your iPhone SE 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 SE.

How to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE

  • 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 SE device. Do you’ve any queries? Comment below.

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