Data Recovery When iPhone/iPad Stuck into DFU Mode

By Carrie Murray, Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Recently, we have uploaded post related to DFU mode like how to enter DFU mode and fix the jailbroken phone. However, sometimes we don't want our phone enter the DFU mode when we don't need it. The DFU mode can exert negative influence on our device. It is really a headache that iPhone/iPad is stuck into DFU Mode (for device firmware mode).

Want to throw away the non-working phone? Wait! Thanks to the hard work of developers, now there is a very easy way to get your iPhone out of the DFU mode: using FonePaw iOS System Recovery, a professional software to repaire stuck or broken device. And after the device is back to normal, if you find any data missing, FonePaw iOS Data Recovery is here to recover the missing data for you.

Why My iPhone 7 Stuck in DFU Mode?

DFU Mode, is usually brought by, including but not limited to, the below causes:

1. iPhone is basically damaged by water or other fluid.

2. Device falls from a high place.

3. The phone screen and battery are removed.

4. The phone is charged via a non-Apple charger.

No matter what reason it is, you fix iPhone/iPad stuck at DFU mode and keep your data safe with the following solutions.

Solution 1: Fix iDevice Stuck at DFU Mode with iOS System Recovery

Normally you can exit the DFU mode by pressing Home+Volume Down+Power buttons. But sometimes the device is just stuck at the DFU mode. Then you need a third-party tool to help you get out of the mode.

FonePaw iOS System Recovery is a good option for you. Comparing with exiting the DFU mode with iTunes, the program can correctly identify if your device is in abnormal mode and getting the device out of DFU mode with step-to-step guide. You have clear idea of what will happen next and get the whole repairing process under control.Now download the program to fix your iPhone/iPad stuck at DFU mode in simple steps.

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Step 1. Connect Your Device to Computer

Run iOS System Recovery on your PC, then connect your device to the PC. Click "Start" to continue.

Click Start to Get Starting

Step 2. Verify the State of Your Device

After the program verifies that your device is at abnormal state, click "Confirm" to let the program do its job.

Verify the State of Your Device

Step 3. Download Suitable Firmware

The program will automatically detect the model of your device and download suitable firmware for it. Therefore, check if the information displayed fits your device. Then press "Repair" button.

Check Detected Device Information

Step 4. Repair iPhone/iPad Stuck at DFU Mode

The program will then begin to repair your iPhone/iPad. Wait patiently and don't move or use your device during the process. Once the process is completed, your device should reboot and be back to normal.

Repairing Device Stuck at DFU Mode

Tip: Network connection is required during the whole process. So make sure your PC is connected to network.

Other than DFU mode, users often come across devices stuck at recovery mode. FonePaw iOS System Recovery is also capable of safely get iOS devices out of recovery mode.

Solution 2: Save Data for the Stuck Device with iOS Data Recovery

If you find any data loss after exiting the DFU mode, you can try to recover the lost data with FonePaw iOS Data Recovery in two different ways:

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Solution 1: Recover Files from iTunes Files

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery and Select a Backup

Download, install and open the iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then, select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Choose a backup needed to recover and choose "Start Scan". If your iTunes backup is encrypted, enter the password to unlock it.

Choose iTunes Backup

Step 2. Preview and Recover iPhone Files

When scan is completed, choose a catalogue that contains files you want. Then preview data in details. After that, you can choose items you want and click the "Recover" button.

Recover Data from iTunes Backup


Step 1. Sign into iCloud

Install and launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" from the left pane. Input your iCloud account and password to log into iCloud. Then select a backup package including files you want, usually the latest one. Click the "Download" button.

Login iCloud with Your Apple ID

Step 2. Scan and Recover iPhone Data

When iCloud backup is downloaded, you can select file types from the left pane for previewing in details. Then select contents you want and click the "Recover" button to get them back.

Retrieve iMessage from iCloud Backups

Note: Regularly back up your iPhone so that you can permanently preserve your phone data.

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