How to Downgrade iOS 14.4.1 / iPadOS 14.4.1 to iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4
Today we will show you how you can downgrade iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 to iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 on iPhone and iPad, respectively.
Apple is Currently Signing iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4, You Can Downgrade iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 While there is Still Time
Apple has released an important update for iPhone and iPad users in the form of iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1. It is a security update, which means everyone should go ahead and install it. However, if you wish to stick with iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 for any reason at all, especially if you think a potential jailbreak may arrive for this software version, then you should downgrade back from iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1. Strong emphasis on should as Apple is still signing the firmware as we speak.
The process is actually quite straightforward and is extremely similar to performing a clean installation of iOS and iPadOS onto your device. However, this also means that you will lose all your data and settings unless you take a backup using iCloud, iTunes or Finder.
Once that is done, download the iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 firmware file that is meant for your device. Make sure you download the correct one and have it saved on your desktop for easy access later on.
- 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)
Once that is done, simply connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning or USB-C cable and follow the steps outlined below:
Step 1. Launch iTunes or Finder
Step 2. As your device shows up, click on the tiny little iPhone-like icon on the left
Step 3. You'll see a bunch of options here but click on the Restore iPhone button while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac)
Step 4. Select the iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4 file you saved to your desktop and let Finder / iTunes restore it. This may take a while so be absolutely patient
Once the installation is complete, restore the backup you took ahead of this tutorial and you are good to go.
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