How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE (2020 Model)

Aug 11, 2020 - 2 Comments

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE

If you have the latest iPhone SE model (from 2020), you might want to learn how you can put your device into recovery mode. Recovery Mode can be useful in order to troubleshoot various software related issues you’re facing with the device.

Recovery mode can be taken advantage of when your iPhone is some more extreme states of dysfunction, whether it’s stuck in a boot loop, on the  Apple logo, or if it’s asking you to connect to iTunes for whatever reason, especially if your computer is not able to recognize it through iTunes or Finder as usual. These could be signs of a failed iOS firmware upgrade amongst other issues. Recovery mode is a troubleshooting method for people who’re facing these more extreme issues while trying to update or restore the software on their iPhones.

To properly use your iPhone’s Recovery mode, you’ll need a Lightning to USB cable and a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed on it.

In this article, we’ll be walking you through the necessary steps to enter and exit recovery mode on your new iPhone SE 2020.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE (2020 model)

Before you go ahead with the following procedure, make sure you have your data backed up to either iCloud or iTunes on the computer, in order to avoid permanent loss of data. Now let’s take a look at the necessary steps:

  1. First, press and release the Volume Up button on your iPhone. Immediately after, press and release the Volume Down button. Now, press and hold the side/power button. Your device will reboot with the Apple logo on the screen.

    How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE

  2. Continue holding the power button even after you see the Apple logo and after a few seconds, your iPhone will indicate you to connect the device to a computer, as shown below.

    How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE
  3. Now, simply connect your iPhone to the computer using the Lightning to USB cable and open iTunes. You’ll receive a pop-up in iTunes indicating that there’s a problem with the iPhone and you’ll have the option to either restore or update it.

    How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE

Assuming you were successful, you now know how to enter recovery mode on your new iPhone SE.

Exiting Recovery Mode on iPhone SE 2020

In order to manually exit recovery mode, disconnect your iPhone from the computer and just keep holding the power or side button until the “Connect to computer” indicator goes away.

It’s really that simple to exit if you accidentally entered the recovery mode, or if you don’t want to update or restore your device.

Exiting Recovery Mode will return the iPhone to whatever the prior state was before it was placed into recovery mode in the first place.

With all that being said, your iPhone SE should automatically exit recovery mode once iTunes or Finder updates or restores the device.

If you’re interested in learning about recovery mode beyond the new iPhone SE, then you can also learn about using Recovery Mode on other popular iPhone models as well as iPad devices:

We hope you were able to familiarize with the way iOS devices like the iPhone SE handle recovery. Did the recovery mode help you resolve the issues that were affecting your new iPhone SE? Share your thoughts and experience in the comments section down below.


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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in iPhone, Tips & Tricks, Troubleshooting


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  1. Royce says:

    My apple logo was frozen I had to go to the apple store to reset my phone. To factory reset my phone I have to do the carbonation up volume down volume and power button. That’s how I got stuck. I pray that I get a apple phone friend and talk about the phone stay with me.with the task. It can’t read my pass word it sees my email but it’s in error. To many prompts. I read that having your Apple ID it will remember you more there when I’m logged in.


    Used this for a friend! Really helped!

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