We'll show you how to quickly downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 right now on the iPhone and iPad. The downgrade windows is small.
We'll cut straight to the chase and tell you that Apple will stop signing iOS 12 at any given time, meaning that you have to stick with iOS 13 once the window closes. So, before that happens, and if you've made up your mind that you should downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12, take a backup of everything using iTunes or iCloud. Once you have, follow the steps outlined below:
1. Download the iOS 12 firmware file from the link below. Please make sure that you have downloaded the correct one otherwise iTunes will fail to restore your iPhone or iPad.
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 7
- iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE and iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus
- iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd-Generation)
- iPad 5 and iPad 6
- iPad mini 5 and iPad Air 3
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9 (1st-Generation)
- iPad Air and iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6
- iPod touch 7
2. Connect your iOS 13 device to your PC or Mac using a Lightning cable.
3. Launch iTunes.
4. As soon as your device is detected by iTunes, it will appear in the top left hand corner. Click on the tiny iPhone-like icon to view more details.
5. Assuming that you are done downloading the iOS 12 firmware file in step 1, press and hold down the left Shift key (Windows) or left Option key (macOS) and click on the Restore iPhone button in iTunes.
6. Select the iOS 12 firmware file.
iTunes will now start extracting the contents of the iOS 12 firmware file and then restore your device with it. The entire process may take up to fifteen minutes, excluding the firmware download time. Once you are done, you can start setting up your device as brand new, or restore from the backup you created prior to the downgrade process.
Again, you can downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 only for a small period of time after which Apple will stop signing the latter firmware, putting an end to downgrading altogether. But before that happens, show you vigilance.
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