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How To DFU Restore iPhone, iPad or iPod touch In 2018

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How To DFU Restore iPhone, iPad or iPod touch In 2018

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If you are looking for a tutorial for how to DFU restore iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in 2018, then you have come to the right place. Recently Apple has made the process of putting an iPhones into DFU mode a little confusing as different models that includes iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s (or earlier) all have varying ways of entering the DFU mode.

In this tutorial we will show you DFU Restore method for each of the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch models that are available. Putting your iOS device in DFU mode and then restoring it can solve a lot of issues with your device. Whether your iPhone is not charging, it is stuck, it keeps getting hot, is experiencing crashes and much more, all of these issues can potentially be solved with a software DFU restore through iTunes.

How to DFU Restore iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

The way you put an iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in DFU mode and restore it is different than iPhone 6s or earlier. Here’s how to do it.

  • Press and release the Volume up button.
  • Press and release the Volume down button.
  • Press and hold the side button until the screen turns black. Release the button.
  • Press and hold the side button and volume down buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
  • Release the side button after 5 seconds. Keep the volume down button pressed.
  • Release the volume down button as soon as you see the pop up on your computer’s screen that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode”.
  • Press OK and then click on the Restore button.

How to DFU Restore iPhone 7, 6s or earlier

  • Connect it to computer using a lightning cable.
  • Press and hold your iPhone’s lock button and home button for 8 seconds. If you have iPhone 7 or later then hold power and volume down (-) buttons for 8 seconds.
  • After 8 seconds release the power button, while continuing holding the home button for iPhone 6s or older and volume down for iPhone 7 or newer until you see a pop up on your computer’s screen that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.”
  • Press OK and then click on the Restore button.

How to DFU Restore your iPad or iPod touch

The way to DFU Restore an iPad or iPod touch is same as how you DFU restore iPhone 6s or earlier.

  • Connect it to computer using a lightning cable.
  • Press and hold your iPad or iPod touch’s lock button and home button for 8 seconds.
  • After 8 seconds release the power button, while continuing holding the home button until you see a pop up on your computer’s screen that says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.”
  • Press OK and then click on the Restore button.

There you go folks, that is how you can DFU restore iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and install a fresh copy of iOS on your device. If you have any questions, then use the comments section below.


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