How to get into recovery-mode and DFU mode on iPhone 8

Apple made some changes to the methods used to get into recovery-mode and DFU mode on iPhone 8. A new method for recovery-mode, and DFU mode needed to be implemented, and Apple has done just that.

Get into recovery-mode

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8 to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable.

Step 2: Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button until your device reboots. Continue holding the Side button, even after you see the Apple logo appear.

Step 3: Release the Side button once you see the Connect to iTunes logo appear on the iPhone’s display.

Step 4: Launch iTunes, and you should see a message stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.” From there, you can choose to Update or Restore your iPhone’s software.

 

Get into DFU mode

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable.

Step 2: Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button for 10 seconds until the screen turns black.

Step 3: While still holding the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds, and then release the Side button while continuing to hold the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds. The screen should remain black.

Step 4: Launch iTunes, and you should see a message stating that “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”

 

Exit recovery-mode or DFU mode

To exit out of recovery-mode, press and hold the Side button until the Connect to iTunes logo disappears. To exit out of DFU mode, press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo appear on screen.

 

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