How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

How to Put your iPhone 11 Series in DFU mode if it doesn't budge from the Apple Logo. Use this method only if your device misbehaves even after force rebooting it or if it doesn't enter the recovery mode.

Many many congratulations upon acquiring the latest iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, I wish your iPhone a very healthy and long run. While iPhone rarely faces software issues or the frozen screen troubles, it is better to know how you could fix some of the problems by yourself rather than rushing to an Apple Store at the blink of an eye. One of the most effective solution if your iPhone misbehaves is to Force Restart it. But if the problem persists you can follow the below-given steps and learn how to enter DFU mode on iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

DFU or Device Firmware Update mode is the last possible solution you could try in order to troubleshoot some of the problems. Basically, when your iPhone is in DFU mode you can make minor changes in your device like downgrading your iOS version, jailbreaking or un-jailbreaking your device or removing expired beta version. This step is to be taken if your iPhone doesn’t move past the Apple Logo () while in reboot or recovery mode.

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How to Put iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max into DFU Mode

Before we begin please ensure that you have taken a back-up of your device to avoid data loss. Don’t lose out on any of your important data and keep creating backups of your device regularly.

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How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 11 Series

Step #1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes running Windows PC or Mac.

Step #2. Quickly Press and Release the Volume Up button.

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Press and Release The Volume Up Button on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Step #3. Next do the same with the Volume Down button, i.e., Quickly Press and Release it.

Press and Release The Volume Down Button on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Step #4. Press and Hold the Power Button the right side of your iPhone until the screen turns black.

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Press and Hold Power Button on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Step #5. After the screen turns black, continue holding the power button and simultaneously hold the Volume Down button. Hold both of them for 5 seconds and release the Power Button but continue holding the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds. (If done correctly then the screen should remain black, it might take a few attempts to get to it.)

Step #6. Once the screen remains black with no logos or text, then launch iTunes on your Mac or PC. A message saying ‘iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes’, will pop-up. After this pop-up, you will enter the DFU mode and you will get the option to Restore your iPhone.

How to Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 11 Series

Once you have restored your device or made necessary changes in it you would need to follow these simple steps to exit the DFU Mode.

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Step #1. Quickly Press and Release the Volume Up button.

Step #2. Next do the same with the Volume Down button, i.e., Quickly Press and Release it.

Step #3. Press and Hold the Power Button the right side of your iPhone until the Apple Logo () appears.

That’s it for today folks…

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Signing Off… 

Well, Although I have given you the steps to enable and disable the DFU Mode on your iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, I would say that this should be your last resort. DFU is an important feature for iPhones but it should be used only in dire circumstances as it deletes all your data.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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