Placing iPhone 5 in DFU Mode

To restore the iPhone 5 to a factory fresh state we need to place the iPhone 5 into Recovery Mode. However under certain circumstances Recovery Mode will not work. In this case you need to put your phone in DFU (Device Firmware Upload) mode.

Caution: it is recommended that you back up all data via iTunes before continuing just in case.

How to enter DFU Mode on your iPhone 5:

  • Open iTunes and connect your iPhone 5 via USB cable.
  • Make sure to turn off the phone using the On/Off Button.
  • Now, hold down the Home Button and Sleep/Wake Button at the same time.
Apple iPhone 5 Home Button Location
  • Continue holding these buttons for 10 seconds then release the Sleep/Wake Button but keep holding the Home Button until the iTunes shows you the following message:

"iTunes has detected an iPhone 5 in Recovery Mode"

  • Finally, follow the on screen instructions as iTunes will guide you through the rest of the process.

Problems With Your iPhone? We are iPhone Repair Specialists, dedicated to iPhone repair, services and iPhone parts supply for all iPhone models Visit Us iPhone Repairs and iPhone Parts

Page last modified on January 11, 2013, at 03:24 PM