Recovery mode and DFU mode are two common but important modes designed in iOS devices. Maybe you have experienced such moments when your device is stuck in recovery mode or DFU mode. But you couldn’t put iPhone/iPod/iPad out of recovery mode or DFU mode.
Now in this passage, we will introduce recovery mode and DFU mode in three aspects, including what they are, what they can do and how to enter/exit recovery mode/DFU mode. For full understanding the two modes and making full use iOS device, let’s go on to read.
Recovery mode is an effective way for iOS users to restore device to current version or make device go back to early backup point. When your device is in recovery mode, you can see the iTunes logo and icon of USB cable appear at the same time on device screen.
DFU mode is a way for upgrading or downgrading firmware. It is short for Device Firmware update mode. When your device is in DFU mode, the device screen will be totally black.
Recovery mode allows users to restore iOS device to original factory settings, but iOS and firmware are not updated. After entering recovery mode to factory reset device, all contents including apps, messages, photos, music, and other data save on device will be effected even lost.
DFU mode can allows iOS users to change and choose the firmware to install onto iPhone/iPad/iPod. It can fix a lot of problems, such as iDevice stuck in the silver Apple logo, device stuck in a continuous restart loop etc.
There are two ways for you to enter or exit recovery mode, the standard method or iOSBoot Genius.
Now see the general standard method to enter or exit iOS device recovery mode. Take iPad as example.
Steps to enter idevice recovery mode:
Steps to exit idevice recovery mode:
If you want to enter or exit recovery mode easier even with one-click, iOSBoot Genius can help you.
DFU mode is not the same as recovery mode. DFU mode bypasses the current OS installed and allows you to upgrade or downgrade your OS. If you are getting errors trying to restore in iTunes, DFU mode is very likely for you.
Steps to enter DFU mode:
Then, your device will prompt you that "Connect to iTunes Screen".
Steps to exit DFU mode:
Your device is out of DFU mode. If there is something wrong with your device, you may need to restore it using iTunes.
Now, whether would you have a question about conversion between DFU mode and recovery mode? For example, how to change iOS device from DFU mode to recovery mode?
Step 1: Put the device into DFU mode.
Step 2: Plug device into your computer and open iTunes. It will either prompt to restore and update or you can restore using the following steps.
But before restoration, please verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes, back up your device and transfer and sync content to your computer.
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