How to Exit the DFU Mode on iPhone

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How to Exit the DFU Mode on iPhone
You can exit DFU mode on your iPhone. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

DFU mode stands for Device Firmware Update. This mode can be used on the iPhone as a last resort when your phone does not work in recovery mode. DFU mode can also be used to install and update the firmware manually. The steps to exit DFU mode are easy and simple to execute.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Locate the "Power" button.

  2. 2

    Locate the "Home" button.

  3. 3

    Select and hold both the "Power" and the "Home" buttons simultaneously. Hold both buttons for five seconds and then release them.

  4. 4

    The iPhone should automatically shut down and reboot into normal mode. If not, hold both buttons for another five seconds.

Tips and warnings

  • The "Home" button is also known as the "Sleep" button.

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