Are you running the Public Beta of iOS 11 on your device but now wishing to downgrade to iOS 10 and revert to a more stable system software version? If so then you’re at the right post. In this article, we’ll provide you a way on how to downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10. Read on to know how to do it.
Downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10
If you’ve had enough of iOS 11 Public Beta and would like to move back to iOS 10, you can easily downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10. Hopefully, you’ve made a backup of all your data before installing iOS 11 as you’ll require the backup to restore your device once the downgrade is finished.
To downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10, follow the steps mentioned below:
- First of all, navigate to Apple’s Beta Software Program page
- Now, download the iOS 10.3.3 Beta Restore Image for your device
It’s an IPSW file that corresponds to your iOS device and is of few Gigabytes in size so it may take some time to download.
Read more at 7 New iOS 10.3 Features Worth Checking Out Right Now
- Next, open iTunes and ensure you’re using the latest version by navigating to iTunes > Check for Updates
- Now, connect your iOS device to your PC and place it into Recovery Mode
If you’re using iPhone 6s or later, you need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously until you see the Connect to iTunes logo. It means that you’ve arrived at the start of Recovery Mode.
If you’re using iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, you can press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the volume-down button to put your device into Recovery Mode.
- An iTunes pop-up window will appear on your Mac or PC that says there’s a problem with your device and will give you the Restore and Update options
- On your Mac, perform an Option-click (or Shift-click for PC users) on the Restore button
- Select the IPSW file you’ve downloaded earlier
- Click on the Restore button to begin the downgrade back to iOS 10.3.3
Your device will reboot and once the downgrade is completed, you’ll be able to set up your device as a new one and select a backup you’ve created when you were previously running iOS 10.
If you’re unable to see a recent backup, you can go to the setup screen on your iOS device and you’ll soon be able to arrive at the screen where you can choose to restore from an iCloud backup. You won’t be able to select any iCloud backups you’ve made since you installed the iOS 11 Beta version so you’ll need to scroll down and select the last iCloud backup you’ve made before moving to iOS 11.
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