How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 – iPhone & iPad Tutorial
Here’s how you can downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 right now on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Running into Bugs, Battery Life and Performance Issues? Then Downgrade iOS 11 Beta back to iOS 10 Today
iOS 11 has finally been announced and the first beta is in the hands of developers. But of course, like any other brand new pre-release software, there are bound to be numerous issues. For instance, it’s not fit for being use as a daily driver. Apps and games haven’t been updated to take advantage of the new APIs Apple has introduced. Don’t even get me started on the crashes and battery life issues. So, with those issues bombarding you miserably, it’s best to roll back to iOS 10 right now. Just follow the tutorial below and you’ll be back in business in no time.
Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 Tutorial
First of all, make sure you have iTunes installed on your PC or Mac. You can download it from apple.com/itunes for Windows. Once that is done installing, make sure you download the latest iOS 10 IPSW firmware file for your iPhone or iPad which you are downgrading. At the time of writing, it’s iOS 10.3.3. You can download it from here: Download iOS 10.3.3 for Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch – IPSW Direct Links.
Last but not the least: the downgrade process will wipe everything off your device. I sincerely hope you backed everything up before you went ahead with the iOS 11 Beta upgrade.
1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using the original or MFi Certified Lightning cable.
2. Once your device is detected, iTunes should launch automatically. If it doesn’t, then launch it manually.
3. Now select your device by clicking on the little ‘iPhone’ or ‘iPad’ shaped icon on the top left hand corner of iTunes.
4. See that ‘Restore iPhone’ button? Click on it while holding down the left ‘Option’ button (Mac) or the left ‘Shift’ key (Windows).
5. A new pop-up window will appear on the screen. Just select the iOS 10 IPSW file you downloaded and let iTunes verify it.
The entire process won’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes. But once you are done, you’ll be back on iOS 10, ready to kick things off fresh.
As mentioned at the start of this tutorial, you will lose every single bit of data on your iPhone or iPad during the downgrade process. Sadly enough, backups of newer iOS firmware are not backwards compatible with older software either. Therefore, if you are planning to upgrade to iOS 11 Beta, then make sure you backup everything on iCloud or iTunes beforehand.