Downgrade iOS 16 beta to iOS 15 on iPhone and iPad [Tutorial]
Here's how you can downgrade iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on iPhone and iPad, respectively
Downgrade iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 Beta Back to iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 if the Bugs are Getting Unbearable
While beta software is always ‘fun’ to test out, new and exciting features in every corner, but it can be tricky as well. See, the thing is, beta software is not meant to be used on a daily basis. It exists primarily for developers, allowing them to test out their apps and games, improve them, update them with new features when the full and final software becomes available later this year.
If you are an average user who happened to take iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta for a spin, then you are probably reading this because the bugs and issues are slightly unbearable and maybe even getting out of hand. All you need to do is downgrade iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta back to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in order to bring some normality into your life.
The entire downgrade process is straightforward and basically works in the same manner as a clean installation of iOS and iPadOS. If you’ve ever performed one of those then you know what you are dealing with already.
First of all, make sure you have backed up your data using iTunes, Finder or iCloud. Once that is done, make sure you download the latest iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 IPSW compatible with your device. Choose the right one from the list below otherwise the downgrade process will fail and fall apart, forcing you to start all over again.
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)19F77
- iPhone 1319F77
- iPhone 13 Pro19F77
- iPhone 13 Pro Max19F77
- iPhone 13 mini19F77
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro19F77
- iPhone 12 Pro Max19F77
- iPhone 12 mini19F77
- iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS19F77
- iPhone 11, iPhone XR19F77
- iPhone X19F77
- iPhone 8, iPhone 719F77
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus19F77
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)19F77
- iPhone SE19F77
- iPhone 6s19F77
- iPhone 6s Plus19F77
- iPod touch (7th generation)19F77
- iPad Air (5th Generation)19F77
- iPad mini (6th generation)19F77
- 10.2-in. iPad (9th generation)19F77
- 11-in. iPad Pro (3rd generation), 12.9-in. iPad Pro (5th generation)19F77
- iPad Air (4th generation)19F77
- 10.2-in. iPad (8th generation)19F77
- 11-in. iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generations), 12.9-in. iPad Pro (3rd and 4th generations)19F77
- 10.5-in. iPad Pro (1st generation), 12.9-in. iPad Pro (2nd generation)19F77
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)19F77
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)19F77
- 10.2-in. iPad (7th generation)19F77
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 219F77
- 9.7-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)19F77
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)19F77
Step 1. Make sure Find My is disabled on your iPhone and iPad. You can disable it by going to Settings > Apple ID > Find My > Find My iPhone and turn off the Find My iPhone switch from here.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning or USB-C cable.
Step 3. Launch Finder or iTunes once the device has been detected.
Step 4. Open up device settings from Finder or iTunes and then click on the Restore iPhone button while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac).
Step 5. Select the iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 IPSW file you downloaded.
Step 6. Let Finder or iTunes extract the software and restore it onto your iPhone and iPad.
Step 7. Once done, you’ll see the Hello screen and you can start using your iPhone and iPad as you normally would.
While you are here, check out the following too:
- Apple iOS 16 Announced: Here's Everything New
- Apple iPadOS 16 Announced: Here's Everything New
- iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Beta Compatibile iPhone and iPad Devices
- Install iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 Beta Without Losing Files or Settings
- Clean Install iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 Beta
- Download iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 Beta Without Developer Account
- Download iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Beta
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