How Do I Get My iPad Out of DFU Mode?

How To Exit DFU Mode iPad

Learn 3 Effective Solutions To Exit iPad Out Of DFU Mode!

Many iPad users use DFU Mode (Device Firmware Update Mode) to upgrade, downgrade or alter the firmware version running on their iPad. It is also used to upload and use a customized firmware variant on the iPad to unlock and jailbreak it.

But sometimes while using DFU Mode to upgrade, downgrade, etc. it gets stuck. So, if your iPad has also stuck in DFU mode and you want to get your iPad out of DFU mode as you are unable to do any work on the iPad. Don’t Panic! In this guide, I have discussed 3 different ways to get iPad out of DFU Mode.

tip Expert Tip: One of the best ways to get your iPad out of DFU mode is to use iOS System Repair which is a perfect iPad System Repair software.

With the help of iPad Repair Tool, one can:

  • Easily exit iPad from DFU mode without data loss.
  • Fix various types of iOS issues such as stuck at recovery mode/Apple logo, white screen of death, iTunes error, freezing, etc.
  • Compatible with all iOS versions and all iPad models such as iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad Mini, and all other iPad models.
  • Available for both Windows and Mac computers.
  • 100% read-only program. Safe, secure, and easy to use.

Free Download Trial Version/Buy Now iPad System Repair Software To Get Out Of DFU Mode

*Trial version only shows how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only shows how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

Let us start with some practical scenarios!

Practical Scenario 1: An iPad User Has Downgraded The iPad And It Doesn’t Exit In DFU Mode

My ipad won’t exit in DFU mode…please help

when i downgraded my 4.2.1 ipad to 3.2.2 it wont exit DFU mode…please help me…

Source: Apple iPad Forum

Practical Scenario 2: iPad Got Stuck In DFU Mode And Is Disabled

iPad stuck on dfu mode

Helllppppp.

My iPad is stuck on dfu mode and is disabled cause someone was trying to enter. The problem gets serious when I connected it to itunes, when I try to restore and update it gives me error 2003

Source: Apple Support Community

You can see from the above practical scenario that there are users whose iPad has also stuck in DFU mode. So, you don’t have to think so much that you are the only one who is facing this problem.

Now, we will learn the solutions to exit DFU mode on iPad.

Also Read: Fixed: iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode [iPad Update Issue]

Solution 1: Force Restart Your iPad To Exit DFU Mode

The simple way to exit DFU mode without a computer is to force restart the iPad. Many times this works but sometimes it doesn’t. So, you can try it and see if it will work for you or not.

To force restart your iPad, you need to press and hold both Home + Lock keys unless your iPad reboots.

Now, your device is out of recovery mode and working well. You can give your iPad a few days to recalibrate. Recalibration can take some time and in this process, you need to fully charge your device and then discharge it fully. Repeat this process few times so that you can know the problem is officially fixed or not. If you again receive this problem then it means that you have failed the possibility of software or a firmware issue. So, in this case, it is now time to visit the service center.

Solution 2: Get iPad Out Of DFU Mode By Restoring It With iTunes

You can use iTunes to get your iPad out of DFU mode. But when you restore your iPad using iTunes to exit DFU mode then all data saved on your device gets deleted.

Here, follow the steps to restore your iPad using iTunes to take your iPad out of DFU mode.

Step 1: First, you need to launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: After that, connect your switched-off iPad by holding the Home button to your computer using a USB cable. Your iPad screen will look like the image shown below.

Exit iPad Out of DFU Mode Via iTunes

Step 3: Now, iTunes will recognize your iPad and you will receive a pop-up message on your computer screen.

Step 4: Here, you need to click on “Restore iPad” and then click “Restore”.

How do I take my iPad out of DFU mode Using iTunes

After few minutes your iPad will be restored. After this, your iPad will reboot and now your iPad is out of DFU mode.

Note: You can recover the deleted data from iPad by using iOS Data Recovery software.

Also Read: How To Unlock Disabled iPad Without iTunes [4 Solutions]

Solution 3: Use iOS System Repair Software To Get iPad Out Of Recovery Mode

If both solutions failed to take your iPad out of DFU mode then you can use iOS System Repair software which is a reliable iPad System Repair tool. It also exit DFU mode without home button.

iPad Repair tool will repair your iOS and if there is any problem with it then it will fix it as well as exit your iPad out of DFU mode. You can use this tool on both Windows and Mac computers.

*Trial version only shows how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only shows how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

It also fixes many other issues like stuck in Recovery mode/Apple log/iTunes logo, black screen of death, white screen, hanging, freezing, etc.

You can use this program in all iPad models such as iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPad Mini 4, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad Mini 3, iPad 2, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, and iPad with Retina Display.

Below, follow the complete steps to use iPad System Repair Software to get your iPad out of DFU mode.

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Steps To Get iPad Out Of DFU Mode Using iPad System Repair Software

Note: Fixing/Repairing iOS to normal by using iOS System Repair, your iOS device will get updated to latest iOS version. If your device is jailbroken, then it will get updated to non-jailbroken version. And if you have unlocked your device then it will get re-locked.

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer

Download, install and launch iOS System Repair on your computer and click on “Repair” from the available option.

Now connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer with the help of USB cable that came along with the device. As iOS System detects your iOS device click on “Start” to begin the process.

The tool will then show the details information of your device such as device model, iOS version, baseband version, jailbroken or not, etc. Click “Next” to continue.

Step 2: Boot Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch In DFU Mode

If your iOS device is not functioning properly, then iOS System Repair Tool will prompt you to boot your iOS device in DFU Mode. Simply follow the steps mentioned-below to boot your iPhone, iPad or iPd Touch into DFU mode.

Step To Boot iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus In DFU Mode:

  • Switch OFF your iPhone.
  • Press and hold the “Volume Down + Power” button together for 10 seconds.
  • Release the “Power” button but keep pressing the “Volume Down” button until your device get into DFU mode.

Steps To Boot Other iOS Devices Into DFU Mode

  • Switch OFF your iOS device.
  • Press and hold the “Power + Home” button together for 10 seconds.
  • Release the “Power” button but keep pressing the “Home” button until your device get into DFU mode.

Step 3: Select And Download The Firmware

To get a guaranteed and successful system recovery, you must select the right device model and firmware information. After that, click on “Download” button.

Since the firmware download is large, you have to wait for some time to complete the download. During the process make sure your network is stable. If your firmware download fails or if it is not downloaded successfully, then you can also click on “Copy” to download the firmware from the Apple official site and click on “Select” to restore the downloaded firmware.

Step 4: Fix iOS Back To Normal Condition

As the firmware download gets completed, click on “Fix Now” button to begin the process of repairing the iOS system issues and bring back your iOS device to work normally again.

Once the repairing process gets complete, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will restart as normal. If it does not boot normally, then try the process again by clicking on the “Try Again” button.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

Wrap Up

I hope after following the 3 solutions you were able to get your iPad out of DFU mode. Among all 3 solutions, iPad System Repair tool will easily exit iPad from DFU mode.

However, if all fails then you can visit the Apple service center.

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