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How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

DFU mode may be a state that you simply can put your iPhone into where it can interface with iTunes but doesn’t load the iPhone OS or boot loader (this is what really differs DFU mode from the more simple recovery mode). DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. Here, in this article, we have discussed the simplest and straightforward methods to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.

Differing from recovery mode where iTunes restores your iPhone to its original factory settings but with the newest iOS and firmware. DFU mode allows you to vary and choose the firmware you would like to put in onto your iPhone. as an example, you’d use DFU mode if you would like to put in a previous version of iOS, jailbreak your iPhone, or unlock your SIM. If (for whatever reason) standard recovery isn’t working for you to urge your device back to working condition, DFU may assist you out.

When to Use DFU Mode on iPhone

For most ordinary uses of the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you won’t need DFU Mode. Recovery Mode is usually the only thing you’ll need. If the device is stuck in a loop after updating the operating system or has data so corrupted that it won’t run properly, Recovery Mode is your first step. Under most circumstances, use iPhone DFU Mode to:

  • To downgrade the version of the iOS running on the device.
  • To jailbreak the device or un-jailbreak it.
  • To remove an expired beta version of the iOS.
  • To fix an iPhone that won’t start up past the Apple logo.

Putting the device into DFU Mode may be necessary to fix some situations, but it’s important to remember that it’s potentially dangerous. Using DFU Mode to downgrade the OS or jailbreak the device can damage it and violate the warranty.

Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

  • At first, connect your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus to your Mac or a PC (iTunes required) with a Lightning cable.
  • Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  • Then press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  • Next, press and hold the Power/Side button for around 10 seconds until the display turns black on the iPhone.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Finally, you’ll get an option to restore iOS on your iPhone.

Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

  • 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.

Conclusion

That was it, this was the easiest way to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Are you facing any problems and issues with your iPhone 8 Series? Then there is nothing to worry about, we have an article dedicated to iPhone 8’s issues and guides. Here is the iPhone 8 Troubleshooting Guide. Although it’s rare, some cases of the issues on Apple devices may have bad hardware as the origin. If a factory reset won’t help in fixing your issue, visit your local Apple Store or Service Center so a qualified technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.

Do you own an iPhone 8, or any Apple device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ iPhone Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Poco are coming soon.

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