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How to Enter DFU Mode of iPhone

WRITTEN BY Tina ON April 28, 2015

We all know that nothing is perfect in the world. No matter how badly Apple wants to develop an almost perfect iPhone, it still have shortcomings. When using iPhone in wrong way, it might turns out that your iPhone needs to be resetting in order to get back to normal condition. I believe that many people have met situations like this. So, when you want to reset you iPhone or upgrade it, or jailbreak it, you will need to use DFU mode which stands for Device Firmware Update. It can be used to upgrade your device. For example, you can choose DFU mode if you want to install a new version of iOS in iPhone 6.

Here we offer you methods to put iPhone into DFU mode. At the same time we introduce a way for you to recover lost data on iPhone after you resetting or upgrading your device. It is iPhone Data Recovery which is very handy and comprehensive when it comes to iPhone data recovery.


You can download the trial version here to have a try!



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Three solutions are included in this software to recover photos from iPhone.

Method 1: How to Enter DFU Mode of iPhone with iTunes
Method 2: How to Enter DFU Mode of iPhone via USB Cable
Method 3: How to Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backup Files

Method 1: How to Enter DFU Mode of iPhone with iTunes


Step 1: Turn off your iPhone.

Step 2: Press and hold the Power and Home button at the same time

Step 3: When you see the white Apple logo, please release the Power button but keep pressing the Home button instead.

Step 4: Turn on iTunes, then waiting for a recovery mode warning pop-ups from iTunes. Then you can hold the Shift key and select the items, then click "Recover" to finish the process.

Note: But some users fail because they do not do the steps right on time. Under such situation, you can try this solution:

1. Press the Power button for 3 seconds;
2. Press and hold the Power and Home button for 10 seconds;
3. Release Power button, but keep pressing the Home button for 30 seconds until the recovery mode warning pop-ups come out in iTunes. Then release the button.

Method 2: How to Enter DFU Mode of iPhone via USB Cable


Step 1: Connect iPhone to your computer with the USB cable.

Step 2: Switch your iPhone now.

Step 3: Press and hold the "Home" and "Power" button at the same time for 10 seconds. Then release the "Power" button, but keep holding the "Home" button.

Step 4: Then iTunes will be turn on automatically and you are required to begin the recovery mode. (You will see the black screen on your device at this moment). Then you can press the "Shift" key and click "Recover" button to recover the specific items.

This two methods can help you put iPhone into DFU mode, and you can find out that it is not a technical work at all. Now I want to show you how to use iPhone Data Recovery to recover the lost data on iPhone. You can read and follow us step by step.


Method 3: How to Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backup Files


Step 1: Install and launch iPhone Data Recovery

First, please download and install the software. Then run the program on computer. Then you will see three methods to recover lost data on iPhone. Then choose the second option "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

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Step 2: Scan iTunes backup file

You can choose the iTunes backup files you want and click "Start Scan". The scanning process will last for a while, please wait patiently until the whole process is finished.

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Step 3: Preview and recover lost data from iTunes backup file

When the scanning is done, you can preview all files in a certain order from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts to Messages. After previewing, you can choose the items you want and then click "Recover" to restore the lost data on PC.

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iPhone Data Recovery is definitely a wise choice for you when you need to recover lost data on iPhone. It works for iPhone 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3gs, iPod Touch and iPad. It can fix many difficult situations. If you find it useful too please recommend it to your friends and family!



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