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Complete guide to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 within 10 easy steps

Updated to the latest iPhone operating system, yet missing the older one? Don’t worry; you can easily downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 following our 10-step tutorial.

Apple just unveiled the new iOS 10 along with its buzzed iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. The new OS does look cool with those bubble notifications and added features, but if you still feel like enjoying the new flavor, then you can simply downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.

There’s no need to feel nostalgic about the not-so-flashy iOS 9, we have come up with this post dedicated to help you downgrade iOS to iOS 9 in 10 quick steps. Using our guide, you can downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 from your smartphone, and the best thing is that it’s so easy to do it.

Before you get started, ensure that you are following these steps on a second smartphone or a PC. Another thing to ensure before proceeding further is to make a backup of your entire data in advance. Lastly, you will need a lightning cable to complete the downgrade process.

Make sure you pick the right cable for the purpose and it doesn’t have any issues with connectivity. If the connection breaks down at any point in the downgrade process, you may end up with a bricked iPhone. Bet you wouldn’t want to do that!

Once prepared with all the mentioned precautions, you can proceed with the steps mentioned below.

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9

Step 1: First thing you need to do is turn off your smartphone. To do this, hold the power/unlock button and slide to switch it off

Step 2: Once you have turned off your smartphone, you need to connect it to the PC with iTunes installed

Sep 3: Now long press the Home button

Step 4: With the home button already pressed, connect your smartphone with the lightning cable

Step 5: Wait till the screen flashes the iTunes logo

Step 6: Your PC would pop up iTunes. In case it doesn’t, you can manually open iTunes on your computer

Step 7: iTunes should automatically get notified of the device connected in “Recovery Mode”. You will see a pop up asking you if you want to “Restore your iPhone”. Click on the option to proceed further

Step 8: Once you click on Restore, it will show another popup asking you to “Restore and Update”. Click on the option

Step 9: Now the next screen will be of iOS 9 software updater. Click “Next” to proceed with the software process (downgrade to iOS 10 to iOS 9). Once done, click on “Agree” and start downloading iOS 9 on the PC

Step 10: After the download process is complete, repeat the entire process.

You are done with your journey to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9. Now you don’t have to deal with the annoying bubble notifications on the iOS 10 and enjoy clean looking iOS 9.

Read more about iOS 10 at: How to quickly search Safari tabs in iOS 10

Complete guide to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 within 10 easy steps
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