How to Downgrade iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3 Right Now [Tutorial]

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May 29, 2018
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Here’s a complete step by step tutorial on how to downgrade iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3 right now on your iPhone or iPad.

You Can Downgrade iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3 Right Now – But be Quick!

iOS 11.4 is here and anyone with a 64-bit device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) can go ahead and install it. It brings important changes which might (or might not) resonate well with users out there. Some might even find the latest update in bad taste. If you are one of those users then you might consider to downgrade iOS 11.4 back to iOS 11.3. Remember one thing though: you will lose your files and the version of iOS 11.3 you can downgrade to iOS 11.3.1. Why? Because Apple is no longer signing iOS 11.3 and it won’t be long until it stops signing iOS 11.3.1 as well. So make your move fast!

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Backup Your Stuff

First of all, go ahead and backup your data using iCloud or iTunes. It won’t take that long if you take the iTunes route. This is extremely important as you will lose all your files during the downgrade process.

Downgrade iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3

1. Download the iOS 11.3.1 IPSW file from this link and save it to your desktop. Each firmware spans in at a couple of gigabytes in size therefore it might take some time to download if you have a slow internet connection at home.

2. Assuming you have everything backed up safely and securely, connect your device to your PC or Mac using a Lightning cable and then launch iTunes.

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3. Your device will show up as a little iPhone icon in the top left hand corner of iTunes. Click on it to view more details.

4. Click on the ‘Restore iPhone’ button while holding down the left Option key (Mac) or the left Shift key (PC). A new window will open up.

Downgrade iOS 11.4

5. Select the iOS 11.3.1 firmware file you downloaded in step 1 and let iTunes extract its contents.

6. Once everything is extracted, iTunes will then restore your device to iOS 11.3.1 and it will be verified with Apple as well.

After the installation is complete, you can either set your device up as brand new or just go ahead and restore a previous backup.

I said it before and I’ll say it again – it’s recommended that you stick with iOS 11.4 as it’s probably the last major update to iOS 11.x before iOS 12 Beta comes out next month. At this point, you need all the bug fixes and enhancements you can get to ensure the peak efficiency of your device.

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