How to Downgrade iOS 13.6 to iOS 13.5.1 [Tutorial]


Here's how you can downgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13.5.1 from iOS 13.6 / iPadOS 13.6 in a few simple steps.

Downgrade iOS 13.6 / iPadOS 13.6 to iOS 13.5.1 / iPadOS 13.6 on Your iPhone or iPad

Apple seeded iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 to users around the globe just a while back. The highlighting feature? CarKey for iPhone. But, if you feel the new software update is causing problems for you then it's only logical to downgrade to iOS 13.5.1 / iPadOS 13.5.1. This is only possible as long as Apple is signing the older firmware, and it is, at the time of writing.

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Backup all the Things

Before you do anything at all, you have to backup everything to a safe and secure location. There are three ways you can do this - either iCloud, iTunes or Finder. Choose the method which is best suited for you. You can restore the backup later after the downgrade is complete.


Read through the entire tutorial first so you know exactly what you will be doing.

Step 1. Download the iOS 13.5.1 / iPadOS 13.5.1 firmware file from here. Save the file to your desktop for easy access later on.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning or USB-C cable.

Step 3. Launch Finder / iTunes.

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Step 4. Select your device from the left hand corner. Look for a tiny iPhone-like icon, click on it.

Step 5. You will see a button labelled 'Restore iPhone.' Click on it while holding down the left 'Shift' key (Windows) or the left 'Option' key (Mac).

Step 6. When a new pop-up window appears, select the iOS 13.5.1 firmware file you downloaded in step 1.

Step 7. Your computer will now start preparing your device for the downgrade, extract the firmware file and then ultimately restore it. This part may take a while so relax and just do nothing.

Once everything is complete, you can either set up your phone or tablet as a brand new one or just restore the backup which you created ahead of this tutorial.