How To Enter Recovery Mode And Enter DFU Mode On iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus



If you have reached this tutorial assume that you have a problem with your iPhone or iPad and surely you are completely scared. First of all we ask calm, often problems with these devices have a simpler than it may seem and a simple reinstall your operating system could solve the problems settlement.

Before entering the field you must know the difference between DFU mode and restore mode. Both can be very useful in case of problems with the device software, but the first must use it only if you want to load a specific version of the operating system since the DFU boot loader iBoot operating system skips (very useful for Jailbreak users). If you have to do a restoration because of problems, but want to restore the version you have currently installed or the latest version available, the restoration mode is sufficient.

Now that you have a little clearer the difference between one way and another is the time to enter the field. You are ready?

Volume Down button on the iPhone 7



To put your iPhone 7 in Recovery Mode,  follow these steps:

Step 1. Turn off the device completely (press the top button until the red slider menu appears).

Step 2. Once you connect the lightning cable to the iPhone 7 and the other end to a computer running iTunes while holding down the home button (the front of the device). In case of an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus have to hold the volume down button.

Step 3. Hold the Home button (or volume down if iPhone 7) down until you see a Connect to iTunes screen like the following appears:


Step 4. When you see the Apple logo appears on the screen, do not release the buttons yet . If not, then restart the steps from the beginning.

After these steps,release the Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button when you the iTunes logo display on your iPhone 7 screen, it means you are into Recovery mode.

Here you can choose whether to restore the current version of the device or upgrade to the latest version. It is important to note that in case of choosing the option to restore all data stored on the device will be lost. That is why it is always important to back up, as if an internal fault not all data will be lost.

After the restore or update the device you can try if all goes well. If so, congratulations, your iPhone or iPad had only a software glitch and you can continue enjoying it.

If you have not been able to restore the device in restoration mode there is still one thing you can do. You can try to put the device into DFU mode and try to restore. Below, there is an explanation on how it’s done!


How To Enter Your iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus Into DFU Mode

DFU mode is a bit more “aggressive” than the Recovery mode. That is why if as described above were not enough, you try this.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone 7 lightning cable to the USB cable.

Step 2. Turn off your iOS device. Hold the top button until the bar shut appears.


Step 3. Once off the device, you must simultaneously press Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button for 10 seconds exactly. It is important to count the seconds, as otherwise the process will not work (during the apple of Apple disappear from the screen of the device).

Step 4. After 10 seconds release the the Sleep/Wake button while holding the Home button (or volume down if the new iPhone 7) for another 10 seconds or until iTunes recognizes the device.


Step 5. Once iTunes recognizes the device a window that reports that it has detected a device in this state and click on OK then restore iPhone to beging.



Usually, these steps will enter your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode and be restored. If for any reason you do not want to do the restoration and already have the device in DFU mode you just have to hold down the home button and the top button until the phone is restarted.

Were you able to restore the iPhone or iPad in DFU? If so, congratulations, surely the problem is gone and you can still use the device as the first day. If this mode has not worked and follow having problems with the iDevice is possible that the problem is more serious. In this case we recommend that you visit an authorized service where you can review the device and help with the problem.

Hopefully this will guide you on how to put an into iPhone 7 DFU Mode or Recovery Mode easily. If you have any questions,  you can leave us a comment and I will try to help.

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