A Little Too Much? Downgrade To iOS 8.3 From iOS 9 With Ease

Ramish Zafar
Posted Jun 23, 2015
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Apple’s iOS 9 launch at WWDC took the operating system to an all new, much needed platform. iOS 9 introduced several features that users have been clamoring for quite a while. These include an all new Transit option for Maps that will now allow you navigate the public transport space more effectively. Multitasking for the iPad has also made it to iOS, in the form of Split Over for the iPad Air 2. And Siri gets an all new interface coupled with several upgrades that will make your life a lot easier. So if you’ve upgraded from iOS 8.3 to Apple’s iOS 9 beta, we don’t blame you. The operating system has a lot to offer. But beta versions generally come with their fair share of bugs and if you’re looking to downgrade, then you’ve come to the right place.

Downgrade To iOS 8.3 From iOS 9 In A Couple Of Quick And Easy Steps

To start downgrading, the first thing that you’re going to have to do is put your iOS device into recovery mode. Keep in mind that for this to work, you should have already created a back up of your device that would allow you to downgrade to iOS 8.3 with ease. So after you’ve turned your device off, hold the home button while connecting your USB lightning cable to your PC. You’ll see two things happen now. First, your device will display the recovery mode logo, and second, a pop will open up in iTunes, as shown below.

Click on cancel to move on to the next step. After you have clicked cancel, you will see your device detected in iTunes with only its serial number being displayed. To proceed, click on Restore and then proceed to clicking Restore and Update in the new pop window that will open up. After a while, you’ll have both options to either restore your device from backup, or to start fresh. Use whichever suits you and voila! You have successfully downgraded to iOS 8.3 from iOS. Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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