Downgrade iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4 to iOS 14.3 / iPadOS 14.3 [Update]
No time to lose, here's how you can downgrade iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4 to iOS 14.3 / iPadOS 14.3 on your iPhone and iPad right now.
Apple is Still Signing iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3, Downgrade iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4 on iPhone and iPad Today Before it's too Late
Update: Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3, which means you can't downgrade iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 anymore.
Right off the bat, the entire process is essentially a 'clean install' for your device, which means you will lose all your files and settings. Please take a backup of everything before following the steps below. We will not be held responsible if you lose anything from your iPhone or iPad.
In order to backup your device, you can either use Finder on the Mac, iTunes on Windows or iCloud. Also make sure that you have a Lightning cable (or USB-C cable for iPad) with you - it is absolutely necessary for today's tutorial.
Last but not the least, once Apple stops signing the iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 firmware, you cannot downgrade back from iOS 14.4 or iPadOS 14.4.
Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct iOS 14.3 or iPadOS 14.3 firmware file for your device from here:
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS
- iPhone 11, iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8, iPhone 7
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus
- 2020 iPhone SE 2
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPod touch seventh-generation
- iPad Air 4
- 10.2-inch iPad 8
- 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generations), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generations)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
- 10.2-inch iPad (7th generation)
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
Step 2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning cable or a USB-C cable if you have one of the latest iPad Pro or iPad Air tablets
Step 3. Launch Finder or iTunes depending on your platform
Step 4. Follow the steps which apply to you below:
Windows: Click on the tiny little iPhone-like icon on the top left hand corner to view more options
Mac: Select your iPhone / iPad from the left hand column in Finder to view more options
Step 5. Click on the 'Restore iPhone' button while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac)
Step 6. Select the iOS 14.3 / iPadOS 14.3 IPSW file you downloaded in step 1 of this tutorial
Step 7. Let Finder / iTunes extract the contents of the IPSW file and restore it. This entire process may take up to half an hour
Step 8. Once done, you'll see the Hello screen on your device. Start setting it up, restore from backup, or just let it be if you plan to sell it in this state
As mentioned before, the downgrade is possible for a limited time only, so act fast if you plan on using iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 for whatever reason.
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