A Detailed Guide On DFU Mode for iPhone 6

Almost every smartphone has a Recovery Mode to fix the problems associated with the device, but Apple went one step forward and introduced the DFU Mode. Usually, most of the problems can be fixed with the Recovery Mode but if you want to Jailbreak, un-jailbreak, downgrade the iOS or eliminate the expired beta iOS from your iPhone 6 then you will definitely need DFU Mode iPhone 6. DFU Mode can help you to put your iPhone back in the track, it will put the device in such a state, where it will be able to work with iTunes and you will be able to restore the device. Rest of the properties of DFU Mode are discussed below.

What is DFU Mode on iPhone 6/6S

So, what is DFU Mode iPhone 6? The DFU Mode lets the users make minor changes to the Operating System. The DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. It is in many ways similar to Recovery Mode, but it is better and makes you capable of dealing with difficult problems. The DFU Mode is available on any iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. If an iOS device is in DFU Mode, it means that the device is turned on, but it is stopping the OS from booting up making you capable enough to make the necessary changes.

Usually, most of the problems and glitches can be fixed with the Recovery Mode but if you need to do the following then you can use DFU Mode;

1. If you wish to downgrade the current version of iOS running on your iPhone.

2. To Jailbreak the device.

3. Or if you want to remove the expired beat version of the iOS from your iPhone.

So, when to enter iPhone 6s DFU Mode? Most of the times you don't need to enter DFU Mode, the usual problem can be solved just by entering the Recovery Mode. But if the device is stuck in a loop after updating the Operating System or the data got corrupted and the device is not running properly, it is lagging; even also then your first choice is Recovery Mode.

But if you need to downgrade the version of iOS running on your iPhone 6 or you want to Jailbreak or to un-Jailbreak the device or just to remove the beta version iOS you can use DFU Mode on iPhone 6. It is very easy to enter DFU Mode on iPhone 6, you just need to know a few button combinations. How to put iPhone 6 in DFU Mode is discussed above, you can check it out again.

How to Put iPhone 6 in DFU Mode

The DFU Mode of iOS device is a very effective medium to fix frequently occurring problems. So, many users try to learn about how to send their respective devices to DFU Mode if such thing happens. Here's how you can get to DFU iPhone 6;

Step 1: First, connect the iPhone 6 to your computer. You can use both Mac and Windows PC.

Step 2: Then run the iTunes app on the computer.

Step 3: Now, turn off the iOS device, then press and hold the Power switch only for 3 seconds.

Step 4: After 3 seconds, press and hold the Home button along with the Power button.

Step 5: Keep them pressed for around 10 seconds and then release the Power switch but keep holding the Home button for 5 more seconds.

Step 6: If the screen of iPhone 6 turns black then you have reached the DFU Mode.

At this moment iTunes should show you a notification, saying that it has detected the iPhone and it will allow you to restore the device.

Also read:
How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X/XR/XS
How to Put iPhone 7 in DFU Mode

How to DFU Restore iPhone 6/6s

Mainly, to fix major issues with the iOS devices, DFU Restore is required. In this state the device is turned on, but the OS is not booted, so you can make changes to fix the iOS device. The procedure for DFU Restore iPhone 6 is discussed below.

Way 1: Restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: First, you need to update the iTunes app running on your computer.

Step 2: Now, follow the procedure mentioned before in the article to send your iPhone 6 to DFU Mode.

Step 3: In the DFU Mode the screen will be black, but iTunes will alert you that device in Recovery Mode is detected.

Step 4: Then, a message will appear on the screen by iTunes, where you will see the "Restore" option, click on it.

Step 5: Now, tap "Restore" option on that dialog box.


Step 6: Finally hit "Restore and Update" when prompted to install new system.

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After that, your device will be completely restored. But if this is not working for you then you can use the method below to restore iPhone 6.

Way 2: Fix iPhone 6 DFU Stuck without Data Loss

If you are unable to restore the device with iTunes win DFU Mode then the only option you have left is to use the third-party software, Tenorshare ReiBoot to restore the device. This software implements a very simple but effective method to restore the device; here it is:

Step 1: You need to download and install ReiBoot on your computer and then launch the program on the computer.

Step 2: Get a USB cable and connect the iPhone 6 to the computer. It will be a few moments for the computer to detect the device but after that go to the main interface of ReiBoot and click "Repair Operating System".

enter recovery mode

Step 3: In the next panel of ReiBoot, click on "Start Repair" to initiate the process.

Step 4: Now, ReiBoot will ask you to download the firmware needed for the procedure. So, click "Browse" and choose a location for the firmware package and then click "Download".

download firmware

Step 5: The firmware package is big so, it will be a few minutes to download but after that click on "Repair Now" to initiate the restore process.

repair system

The Bottom Line

You only get to use DFU Mode if you are in a terrible situation, as most of the bugs are fixed by the Recovery Mode but you can still use it to restore iPhone, but it will erase all the data from the device. So, if your goal is to restore iPhone, you will be better off using ReiBoot, it will fix the device and you will get to keep all the data. Highly recommended!

  Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  iPhone Tips

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