If you’ve installed iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, you may decide you want to downgrade because of issues. If you feel regret, do something now, otherwise. We’ll walk you through the downgrading process in this step-by-step guide and tell you how to safely downgrade without any data loss. Keep reading to learn how it’s done.
You may find apps not working properly, poor battery life, device crashes, and features that don’t do what they’re supposed to. If you find yourself in a situation where you think that you might have made a mistake updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, then don’t panic as you still have time to go back to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.
Fortunately, you can restore your iPhone or iPad to the previous version of iOS. You can downgrade iOS 14/iPadOS 14 to iOS 13 Today Before Apple Stops Signing the Older Firmware.
If you’re reading this article on the iPhone you want to revert, either print it out first or open it on another iPhone, iPad, or computer so that you can read along as you go. Remember to make sure you have an archived copy of the previous version of iOS so you don’t have to start from scratch.Note
- Backup everything using iTunes, Finder, or iCloud
- Download the latest iOS 13.7 / iPadOS 13.7 IPSW file and save it to your desktop
- Make sure you have a Lightning cable or USB-C cable handy
- Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes running on your PC, Mac users have to use Finder for downgrade
- Turn off Find My iPhone by going to Settings > Find My > Find My iPhone
- Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning or USB-C cable.
- Step 2. Launch iTunes or Finder.
- Step 3. Click on the tiny iPhone-like icon on the top left-hand corner of iTunes. Mac users can select their device from the left-hand bar in Finder.
- Step 4. Click on the ‘Restore iPhone/iPad‘ button while holding the left Option key (Mac) or the left Shift key (Windows).
- Step 5. Now select the iOS 13.7 / iPadOS 13.7 IPSW file.
- Step 6. Let iTunes or Finder extract the firmware and restore it onto your device. This may take a while so let it happen without any sort of interruption.
Once the restoration is complete, you can either set up the device as brand new or just restore a backup you created using iTunes, Finder, or iCloud.
If you are planning to sell the device, then you don’t have to do anything after step 6. Just pack the iPhone or iPad up and send it out.
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