How to enter iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in DFU mode and in recovery mode

On iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the physical Home button has been replaced with a touch button with the new Taptic Engine technology


Taptic Engine now responds backdevices (in the form of vibration) depending on the actions that you perform and on how you press the button. In this regard, the method used to put your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into DFU mode and the recovery mode is now different from previous models.



In this manual, we will show how to enter DFU mode and recovery mode on the new flagship iPhone models.

How to put iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in DFU mode

Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version iTunes.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to your computer using a USB-lightning cable.



Step 3: Then turn off iPhone

Step 4: Now press and hold the button Locks on the right side of your iPhone for 3 seconds.

Step 5: At the same time, press and hold the button volume down on the left side of your iPhone while continuing to hold the lock button. Hold both buttons for 10 Seconds.

Step 6: If the Apple logo appears on the screen, then you must start all over again, since you held the buttons for too long. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

Step 7: Then release the button blockingbut keep holding the button volume down yet for 5 seconds. If the message “Connect to iTunes” appears, it means you held for too long - start all over again.

Step 8: If the screen remains black, it means that you have successfully entered DFU mode!

Congratulations! A message should appear in iTunes that it detected your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in DFU mode.

Putting iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into recovery mode

  1. Turn off the iPhone 7 as usual by holding the side button
  2. We are waiting for some time, for a complete shutdown
  3. Hold the button Volume down
  4. Then press and hold Side button while holding the volume button.
  5. Hold until you see the recovery screen and the iTunes icon.

If the iTunes icon appears, the iPhone has entered recovery mode. Now you can open iTunes.

Although the new method requires a little more effort,than on older iPhone models, it's still a matter of time and you will quickly get used to it. Write in the comments if you had to transfer the device to DFU or Recovery Mode already?