iPhone 7 DFU Mode

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  1. Tallfish0919 macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2014
    I am currently confused, I have found while searching google there are two different ways to put your iPhone 7 into DFU mode. Do both get the same results? Which way does apple recommend?

    Version 1:

    1. Turn off your iPhone and connect it to a computer using a Lightning to USB cable, and ensure iTunes is running.

    2. Press and hold down the power button on the handset for three seconds.

    3. With the power button still held down, press and hold the lower volume button, and keep holding both for 10 seconds. The screen should remain blank throughout, so if you see the Apple logo displayed, you've held the buttons for too long and will need to restart the process.

    4. Release the power button, but keep holding the lower volume button for about 5 seconds. Again, if your phone displays the "Plug into iTunes" screen, you've held down too long and need to restart.

    5. If you performed the previous steps correctly and your phone's screen remained blank, a dialog prompt should appear on your computer saying "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes."

    Version 2:

    Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable.

    Step 2: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button simultaneously for 10 seconds.

    Step 3: Release the Sleep/Wake button while continuing to hold the Volume Down button for 10 additional seconds. Unlike Recovery Mode, which presents a Connect to iTunes message on the screen, the iPhone 7’s screen will remain blank while in DFU mode.

    Step 4: Launch iTunes, and you should see a message stating that “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”

    I would like to know which one is the correct way?

    Any Genius's?
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    - Open iTunes
    - Plug in your phone
    - Turn off your phone
    - follow the instructions below to put into DFU mode but note that you will be using power + vol down and not power + home like in the video.

    - A pop up will appear in itunes indicating the phone is in recovery.

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