Put iPad into DFU Mode in An Easy Way

iPad needs restoring for many cases, such as jailbreak, upgrade or downgrade firmware. Some users used to perform a recovery mode restore, but sometimes may cause problems. A DFU restore, which is the deepest restore you can do on iPad is able to fix all the issues that may arise after restoring. Let’s see how to put iPad in DFU mode and restore easily.

When You Need to Put iPad into DFU Mode

There are many cases that you need to put iPad into DFU mode to handle some problems or avoid damage; here we list the most common ones:

  • Update iPad to the latest version of iOS system.
  • Jailbreak iPad to escape Apple restorations.
  • Your device gets stuck or becomes unresponsive for some unknown reasons .
  • Lost or delete some precious data in iPad and want to recover these files.
  • Want to extract some data from iPad to PC with some apps.
Note: Remember to back up iPad in iTunes or iCloud before entering DFU mode as it may erase all the data.

How to Enter DFU Mode in iPad

  • Connect iPad into computer and then launch iTunes, turn off your iPad
  • Hold down the Power button and Home button at the same time for 10 seconds
  • After that, release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button for another 3-5 seconds
  • Now you can see that the screen becomes black and a message from iTunes saying your device is in recovery mode
Note: If you see iTunes logo, restore logo or other messages on iPad screen, its recovery mode rather than DFU mode. Just try the above method again until the screen became totally black.

How to Exit DFU Mode on iPad

The simplest way to get out of DFU mode is to hold down the Home and sleep/power buttons on the iPhone while connected to iTunes. Then just hit the power button and this should reboot the device as usual. However, sometimes you may fail to exit DFU mode in this way, which is because your iPad is stuck in DFU mode; here we introduce you 2 effective ways to fix this.

Method 1: Get iPad Out of DFU Mode with iTunes

  • Connect iOS device to computer and run iTunes, wait until your device is detected
  • Press Home and Power/ Sleep buttons at the same time for 10 seconds and then release the Home and Power/ Sleep buttons
  • Press Power button to restart your iOS device, it will reboot normally

Method 2: Fix iPad Stuck in DFU Mode with Professional Software-Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot)

If iTunes failed to exit iPad DFU mode, you may need some professional help. Just try Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot), the best iPad reboot tool to fix all kinds of stuck issues on iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini. Here’s how it works:

  • Download and install Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) on your computer and then run it, connect your iPad to computer. Once your device is detected, choose “Fix All iOS Stuck” to go on
  • Click “Repair Now” and you’ll see the download firmware package window, choose a save path and start to download firmware package.
  • After downloading, Press “Start Repair” to get your stuck iPad out of DFU mode by repairing operating system. When it completes, your device will reboot normally.

Done! With the methods mentioned above, you can put iPad into DFU mode and get out of DFU mode easily. If you still have any more questions, you are welcomed to leave your comments in the comment part.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPad Follow @Jerry Cook