iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax, iPhone XR is the best smartphone from Apple till now and the redesigning of this iPhone has taken it to whole new level in world of smartphone. The new iPhone X  including (iPhone XS, iPhone XMax, iPhone XR) doesn’t have home button anymore due to which the function that home button use to do has been shifted to other keys or has been added inside the feature of the iPhone. Previously entering into DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode was quite easy due to the combination of power and home button but now as there is no home button the process is totally different form early and you need to learn how to enter in DFU mode of iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax, iPhone XR.

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Basically users enter into DFU mode to update or change the firmware of the iPhone. It also helps when you are facing troubleshoot or want to jailbreak the device. DFU mode helps to remove an expired iOS beta version. You can even downgrade the iOS version using this mode. So let’s see how this works. Also make sure to download latest version of iTunes on your computer before proceeding further.

Note: This process will erase everything on your iPhone. So, backup all the data and information of your iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax, iPhone XR before proceeding to this method.

Steps on How to Enter in DFU Mode of iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax, iPhone XR :

1st Step: First launch iTunes on your Computer and connect your iPhone X using USB cable.

2nd Step: Next you need to press volume up button and release it then again press volume down button and release it.

3rd Step: Then Press and hold power button for about 5 seconds until the screen goes completely black. [Power button is on right side of the phone]

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4th Step: Press and hold volume down button while you are still holding the power button.

5th  Step: You need to keep holding both buttons for about 5 seconds and then release the power button but keep holding the volume down button for more few seconds until you see a pop-up window on iTunes screen saying “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode…..”

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You have successfully entered into DFU mode of iPhone X.

How to Exit DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax, iPhone XR:

1st Step: First Press volume up button and leave it, again press volume down button and leave it.

2nd Step: Now press and hold sleep/wake button until you see an Apple logo on the screen. This tells you that you have successfully exited the DFU mode from your iPhone.

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I hope now you have learned how to enter in DFU mode of iPhone X and even how to exit DFU mode from iPhone. Make sure to follow the steps carefully so that you don’t get in any trouble during the process. If you have any query then let us know in comment section below.

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