If iTunes is already open, close it. Fortunately, it’s very easy to exit DFU mode before completely wiping your device, so if you change your mind halfway through, you can back out and make a backup if the iPhone is up to the task. Thought again it must be in a black hole going nowhere, looked up for some expert tip online and only founds lots of people saying the same thing, ‘Why is it taking so long? Sep 17, Recovery mode should be used and is safer:.

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In these situations, you might need to use recovery mode to restore your device: Ask a question Reset. You should then see “Slide to set up”.

DFU Mode – The iPhone Wiki

While your device is connected, force restart it with these steps, but don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo, wait moee the connect to iTunes screen appears: After 5 seconds, release the Side button without letting go of the Volume Down button.

You see the connect to iTunes screen. Put the device into DFU mode. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, or earlier model, the DFU process is a tad more complicated than merely substituting the Home button with the Volume Down key, so bookmark this page should you ever need to use it on your new Home button-less iPhone model.


Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant.

Dec 30, 5: That said, let’s get started. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.

In otherwords, if your DFU firmware package is somehow corrupt on your PC, then it will transfer the corrupt firmware back onto your iPhone. Figured it need to be restarted as there was no dfi of any progress at all.

For the second time, try reading the procedure beforehand so you’re more familiar with the steps involved, which will lead to a more successful attempt.

Press and hold the Top button until your device begins to restart. Google led me to this page when searching DFU related topics and found out this is great. It was so geeky but good it put back my iPhone running.

The iTunes program should automatically launch on your computer, but if not, manually launch the app as you normally would, then make sure your iPhone is connected you should see the phone icon in iTunes appear next to the media dropdown as well as under “Devices” in the sidebar. On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black.

You should now be itunex DFU mode. When I was a repair tech, I would see countless devices where the only “fix” needed was exiting DFU mode. Continue holding the Top button until your device goes into Recovery Mode. jode


Quick-press the Volume Down button. Jason Louie Jason Louie.

At least being aware that DFU mode exists is a step in the right direction. Which Stores Accept Apple Pay?

If you can’t update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

However, if you’re already familiar with putting an iPhone 7 or older into DFU mode, you can’t simply do what you’ve done before by substituting the volume down key for the home button. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

DFU mode is signified by having a completely black screen on the ihunes. Keep holding them until you see the connect to iTunes screen. After the Update or Restore completes, set up your device. Keep holding them until you see connect to iTunes screen. Sep 12, 4: Asked if I wanted to upgrade the software to the latest version, so I stupidly clicked ‘YES’ assuming it’s be better to do both. In the event itunrs you put your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X into DFU mode — whether on purpose or not — and want to get out, you can safely exit out of DFU mode by performing the following.