What is DFU Mode?
DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is a special mode on iPad Pro that allows you to restore the device to its factory settings, update the firmware, or troubleshoot software issues. It is a powerful tool that can help you fix various problems with your iPad Pro.
Why would you need to enter DFU Mode?
There are several reasons why you might need to enter DFU Mode on your iPad Pro:
- To troubleshoot software issues
- To restore your iPad Pro to its factory settings
- To update the firmware
- To jailbreak your iPad Pro
Step-by-Step Guide to Enter DFU Mode on iPad Pro (2018 and Later)
Entering DFU Mode on iPad Pro (2018 and later) is slightly different from previous models. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Connect your iPad Pro to a computer
Use a USB Type C or Lightning to USB cable to connect your iPad Pro to a computer with iTunes installed.
Step 2: Open iTunes
Launch iTunes on your computer. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
Step 3: Force restart your iPad Pro
Press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Power button until the iPad Pro screen goes black.
Step 4: Enter DFU Mode
While still holding the Power button, press and hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds. Then release the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.
Step 5: Check if your iPad Pro is in DFU Mode
If your iPad Pro screen remains black, it means you have successfully entered DFU Mode. iTunes will also display a message saying that it has detected your iPad Pro in recovery mode.
Step 6: Restore or update your iPad Pro
Once your iPad Pro is in DFU Mode, you can choose to restore it to its factory settings or update the firmware using iTunes. Follow the on-screen instructions in iTunes to complete the process.
Entering DFU Mode on iPad Pro (2018 and later) can be a useful troubleshooting step or a necessary process for restoring or updating your device. By following the step-by-step guide above, you can easily enter DFU Mode on your iPad Pro and perform the necessary actions to fix any software issues or update the firmware.