Downgrade iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2 – Here’s How
Here's how you can downgrade iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Guide to Downgrade iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2
If, for some reason, you think you have made a mistake updating to iOS 10.3.3, then you can downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2. But be warned, you have to make this decision immediately because the window of opportunity for downgrading is very, very small. Once Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.2 from its end, there's no way to downgrade iOS 10.3.3 after that.
Before we jump into the downgrade bit, there are a few things you need to take care of first.
- Make sure you have iTunes installed on your computer. You can grab it from: apple.com/iTunes
- Download the iOS 10.3.2 IPSW firmware file for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- Backup your data to either iCloud or iTunes as downgrading will erase your device completely. This means you will lose your photos, videos, apps, games, settings etc.
Follow the steps below on how to downgrade iOS 10.3.3.
1. Launch iTunes.
2. Connect your iOS device to your computer using a Lightning cable.
3. Select your device from the top left hand corner of iTunes.
4. Click on the Restore iPhone button while:
- Holding down the left SHIFT key if you are on Windows.
- Holding down the left OPTION key if you are on a Mac.
5. As a new window appears, just select the iOS 10.3.2 firmware file you downloaded beforehand.
6. iTunes will extract the software, prepare your device for restore and verify everything at the end. The entire process will take no more than a few minutes.
Once everything is complete, your iOS device will boot straight into the welcome screen, asking you to set everything up from scratch. If you want, you may restore an earlier backup as well. It's totally up to you which route you wish to take.
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