how to put iPhone SE 2020 into recovery mode

If you own the latest
iPhone SE
model (from 2020), you might want to know how you can put your device into recovery mode. Recovery Mode can come in handy when you want to troubleshoot various software related issues you’re facing on your
iPhone.

You can take advantage of recovery mode when your iPhone is acting up, whether it’s
stuck on the Apple logo
,Flashing 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. You can put your iPhone into Recovery mode if you are facing these more extreme issues while trying to update or restore the software on your iPhone.

To properly put iPhone SE 2020 in recovery mode, you’ll need a Lightning to USB cable and a computer running the latest version of iTunes.

In this guide, we’ll walk you step-by-step on how to enter and exit recovery mode on your new iPhone SE 2020.

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

Before you jump into it, make sure you have your
data backed up to either iCloud or iTunes
on the computer, to avoid losing your data. Now here are the steps for how to put iPhone SE 2020 into recovery mode:

  1. Start by pressing and releasing the Volume Up button on your iPhone. Next, press and release the Volume Down button. Next on, press and hold the side/power button. Your device will reboot and you’ll see the Apple logo on the screen.
    how to put iPhone SE 2020 into recovery mode
  2. Keep holding the power button even after the Apple logo appears and after a few seconds, your iPhone will indicate you to connect the device to a computer.
    how to put iPhone SE 2020 into recovery mode
  3. Now, simply connect your iPhone to the computer using the Lightning to USB cable and open iTunes. You’ll see 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 put iPhone SE 2020 into recovery mode

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 continue holding the power or side button until the “Connect to computer” indicator disappears.

That’s all what it takes to exit if you accidentally put iPhone SE 2020 in recovery mode or if you don’t want to update or restore your device.

Once you exit Recovery Mode, your iPhone will return to whatever the previous state was before it was placed into recovery mode in the first place.

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

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