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A DFU Mode Restore is a Device Firmware Update. It reloads both the software and firmware for your specific device. This restore will delete all your data and automatically update you to the latest OS.

iPhone 6 and Below

dfu mode restore

  1. Plug iPhone into the computer with iTunes.
  2. Press and hold down the Home Button and the On/Off Button until the phone turns off.
  3. Let go of both and immediately hold both buttons down for 10 seconds.
  4. Let go of the On/Off Button but keep holding the Home Button for about 5 seconds.
  5. If the screen stays black, that’s it!

iPhone 7

dfu mode restore

  1. Plug iPhone into the computer with iTunes.
  2. Press and hold down the Volume Down Button and the On/Off Button until the iPhone turns off.
  3. Let go of both and immediately hold both buttons down for 10 seconds.
  4. Let go of the On/Off Button but keep holding the Volume Down Button for about 5 seconds.
  5. If the screen stays black, that’s it!

iPhone 8 and Newer

dfu mode restore

  1. Plug iPhone into the computer with iTunes.
  2. Quickly click and release the Volume Up Button, Volume Down Button then press and hold the On/Off Button.
  3. Immediately hold the On/Off Button and the Volume Down Button for 7 seconds.
  4. Hold the Volume Down Button for 10 seconds.
  5. If the screen stays black, that’s it!

After doing these steps, a box with information about your iPhone should be on the screen. You know your device is in DFU Mode if Serial Number is “N/A”. To the right of where it says Serial Number, there will be a button to “Restore iPhone” - click this.

The top right corner will show the download and its progress. Once the download is done, it will begin restoring your device.

Again, all your data that is not backed up will be deleted once the restore is complete

Video walkthroughs coming soon!

Hope this helps you successfully DFU mode restore your iPhone! If you have trouble, we do them here at Gravity for $50. Stay up to date with Gravity on our social accounts @gravitycomo!

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