How to Enter or Exit DFU Mode on iPhone X/8

DFU Mode is also known as Device Firmware Upgrade Mode. If you're experiencing any systematic problems, DFU Mode can help iPhone/iPad to be restored from any state. Here you may wonder what exactly the DFU mode is and how to enter or exit DFU mode on new iPhone X/8? In this post we will show you how to put your iPhone X/8/8 Plus in DFU mode and get out of DFU stuck without restore.

Part 1: What Is DFU Mode?

When you put iPhone X in DFU mode, you connect the interface with iTunes directly. During the process of being in DFU mode, the operating system of neither your device nor the boot loader loads up on your iOS device. This is what really differs DFU mode from recovery mode.

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Part 2: How to Enter iPhone X/8 into DFU Mode

Below we will show you how to enter DFU mode, and please note that DFU mode is signified by having a completely black screen on the device. If anything else is the case, repeat the steps until you enter into DFU mode successfully.

First of all, run iTunes and connect your iPhone X to computer using a cable.

Now on your iOS device, press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button together for exactly 10 seconds till the screen goes black.

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Let go of the Power button and keep on holding the Sleep/Wake button till the screen will be completely blank, that means your iPhone has been entered DFU mode successfully.

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Part 3: How to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone X/8 with Buttons

Sometimes, you may happen to encounter that your iPhone stuck in DFU mode black screen. This means that the DFU mode couldn't restore your iPhone and you have to get out of DFU mode on iPhone X. To do so, you just need to

Disconnect your iPhone X from your computer. Then press the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down together for a few seconds till your device boots up.

If you'd like an easy means of exiting iPhone from DFU mode, or of simply fixing your iPhone without data loss when it gets stuck at DFU mode, then you can read on for the alternative to exit DFU mode without restoring.

Part 4: Get iPhone X/8 out of DFU Mode Stuck without Restoring

You can use the reboot and system repair tool Tenorshare ReiBoot to either get iPhone X out of DFU mode without iTunes, or to fix all the stuck issues, like iPhone stuck in DFU mode black screen or iPhone stuck on black screen and won't turn on and system errors of your iPhone without having to put iPhone in DFU mode to begin with. This will not cause any data loss during and after the process.

To begin with, please download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot on your computer.

Run Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your iPhone to computer with an USB cable. Then Tenorshare ReiBoot will detect your device stuck in DFU mode. Once detected, simply hit Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck) to proceed.

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Tenorshare ReiBoot will automatically match firmware package for your iOS device. You just need to click Download to have the firmware package downloaded online, or Browse to select the firmware manually if you have the package in your computer.

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Once the firmware package downloaded. Hit "Start Repair" button to start system recovery and help your device get out of DFU mode.


After the repairing process, your iPhone will boot up normally.

Now I believe you have got further knowledge of how to put iPhone X into and out of DFU mode. If you have any other related problems, please do not hesitate to contact us!

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook