How to Put iPhone X into DFU Mode

Absence of home button throws a lot of challenges to iPhone X users initially. It takes a few days to get habituated to this revolutionary device to use its features without home button. For example, putting iPhone X into DFU mode is one of the challenges.

iPhone DFU is Device Firmware Upgrade. This DFU mode is useful in solving many issues occur on your iPhone.

Many iPhone owners use this to find solutions to problems like iPhone stuck on Apple logo and other such issues. This tutorial tells you how to enter DFU mode on your iPhone X and iPhone 8, 8 Plus.


How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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You need to download the latest iTunes version on your computer.

Step #1: After installing latest iTunes, connect your iPhone X with your computer.

Step #2: iTunes will immediately appear; if it doesn’t, double-click on iTunes icon.

Step #3: Next, you need to shut down your iPhone (Settings→ General→ Shut Down and swipe the slider from left to right).

Step #4: Now press and hold the power button or On/Off button on the right side of your iPhone X for approximately 3 minutes.

Step #5: Keep your finger pressed on side button and at the same time, press and hold volume down button on the left of your iPhone X.

Step #6: For 10 odd seconds, you need to keep both buttons pressed.

In case Apple logo appears on your phone screen, you have to follow above-mentioned steps again. To avoid this situation, you need to ensure not to hold buttons for long time.

Step #7: Now you can release On/Off button but keep the volume down button pressed for 5 more seconds.

In case your iPhone screen displays ‘Plug into iTunes’, your device is in Recovery Mode. You need to follow above steps again. This happens when you press and hold buttons for long time.

Step #8: Your device has successfully entered DFU mode only when it shows a black screen.

iTunes sends an alert that it has detected your iPhone it will be restored.

Also Check: How to Fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode


Has your iPhone X and iPhone 8, 8 Plus Entered DFU Mode successfully? You can confirm it by checking the points given below

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When your iPhone or iPad screen shows Apple logo, you need to follow the steps again; instead, you have rebooted or restarted your device.

When your iPhone or iPad screen displays an iTunes logo, you need to follow the procedure again to put iPhone into DFU mode. Appearance of iTunes logo means your device is into Recovery Mode. Here, you have to restart your iOS device to come out of Recovery Mode.

When iTunes fails to send an alert that your iPhone is detected and can be restored, it means your iPhone didn’t enter DFU mode.

When your iPhone or iPad’s screen doesn’t stay black, you should understand that your device is not in DFU mode.

Also Check: How to Fix iTunes Not Recognizing iPhone


How to Come out of DFU Mode on iPhone X and iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Your iPhone X comes out of DFU mode when it is restored successfully.

However, many users put iPhone into DFU mode by mistake, and therefore, they want to get out of DFU mode. Here, you can restart your iPhone or iPad. You know how to reboot your iPhone X.


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