How To Downgrade From iOS 9.3.1
Here’s how you can downgrade from iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2.1 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Apple released iOS 9.3.1 just a few minutes back, and if you’re having second thoughts regarding the newly released firmware and have updated straight away, then you have a small window of opportunity to downgrade from iOS 9.3.1 right now. The best part? You can downgrade to either iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2.1.
Without wasting a single minute, let’s dive right into the downgrade process!
Downgrade iOS 9.3.1 To Either iOS 9.3 Or iOS 9.2.1 – Limited Time Only!
1. Make sure you backup everything on iTunes or iCloud.
3. Connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac and launch iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer, then simply head over to apple.com/itunes in order to download it right away.
4. Select your iOS device from the top left hand corner of iTunes.
5. Hold down the left ‘Shift’ key if you’re on Windows, or the left ‘Option’ key on Mac, and then click on the ‘Restore iPhone’ button in iTunes.
6. When prompted, select the iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2.1 IPSW file you download in step 2.
Once you’ve selected the IPSW file, iTunes will verify everything from Apple’s servers and the downgrade process will kick off. The downgrade will take a few minutes and your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch will boot straight into the fresh sight of iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2.1.
If you’re seeking a personal opinion or advice, then we highly recommend that you stick with iOS 9.3.1 as it brings with it solid bug fixes which are bound to enhance everything tenfold. After all, you don’t want to use an iOS device on a firmware version that crashes whenever you tap on a Safari link, right? Of course you don’t. But hey, you can downgrade to iOS 9.2.1 as well, which, on the other hand, has a mundane set of features compared to iOS 9.3. The choice is absolutely yours which route you want to take, so be careful.
It’s great to see Apple releasing iOS 9.3.1 in the nick of time, making sure that things are ticking along nicely for everyone around the globe. The Safari link crashing bug was indeed a deal breaker for a lot of users, and we’re glad Apple has responded in the slickest manner possible.
Have you downgraded? Or sticking to iOS 9.3.1.