Sometimes you may need to activate the DFU mode on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for some certain reasons, and since iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have no physical home button there, the new designed home button now only gives you feedback vibrations when your iPhone 7 is on. So there are some differences on how to activate DFU mode on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus compared with its predecessor, and here is how:

  1. Firstly, turn off your iPhone 7 if it’s on, and connect it to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes.
  2. Press on the power button lasting for about 3 seconds, then press the lower volume button with the power button still held down, and keep holding both buttons for about 10 seconds.
  3. Release the power button while keep holding the lower volume button for 5 seconds, then there would be a pop-up window on your computer to prompt that you’ve activated DFU mode on your iPhone 7: “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”

Tips: During the process, once you saw the Apple logo displayed on your iPhone or a plug into iTunes prompt on your computer, which means you may held the button for too long, you need a another try.

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