How to Downgrade iOS

How to Downgrade iOS

If you updated to the latest version of iOS and have changed your mind you can follow this guide to downgrade to an earlier version of iOS*.


Before any attempts of downgrading are made make sure you backup your data like Photos and stuff to iCloud or locally to your PC before proceeding, note that full Backup option available in iTunes and iCloud won’t work if you try to restore a backup made from a newer firmware onto an older version.

Step 1
Download the version of iOS firmware file for your device that you want to downgrade to.

Step 2:
Start iTunes, head to the device’s

Step 3:
Now hold down the padding: Option / Alt key on your Mac’s keyboard, or Shift key if you are on Windows, and click the Restore iPhone button.

Step 4:
You will now be prompted to browse and select the IOS ipw file you downloaded earlier

Step 5:
Select and open the file, which should begin the downgrading / restoring to iOS process.

Once complete you will now have you returned to the earlier version of iOS.

*It is important to note that downgrading from your current version of iOS is only possible whilst Apple is still signing the older version of iOS firmware, once that signing window is closed then downgrading will not be possible*.

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