How to Downgrade iOS 14.4.2 / iPadOS 14.4.2 to iOS 14.4.1 / iPadOS 14.4.1
We will show you how you can downgrade iOS 14.4.2 / iPadOS 14.4.2 to iOS 14.4.1 / iPadOS 14.4.1 on iPhone and iPad, respectively.
Apple is Still Signing iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 - Downgrade iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2 Now While there is Still Time
Apple just released a brand new firmware update for iPhone and iPad a while back with strict focus on security content. Needless to say, it is important as it revolves around security, obviously. But, if you believe you should rather be on iOS 14.4.1 or iPadOS 14.4.1 instead, for whatever reason, you still have time to downgrade as Apple is still signing the older firmware.
Before you go ahead, it is extremely important to know that this will wipe your iPhone and iPad clean. So please, take the time out and make a backup of everything that is on your device using iCloud, iTunes or Finder. It literally takes a few minutes, especially if you are taking the Finder or iTunes route.
Next up, download the iOS 14.4.1 / iPadOS 14.4.1 firmware and save it to your desktop.
- 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 out of the way, follow the steps outlined below to downgrade.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC / Mac using a Lightning cable
Step 2. Launch Finder or iTunes
Step 3. Click on the tiny iPhone-like icon on the left to view more options
Step 4. Hold down the left Shift key (PC) or the left Option key (Mac) and click on Restore iPhone
Step 5. Select the iOS 14.4.1 / iPadOS 14.4.1 firmware file you saved on your desktop
iTunes / Finder will now extract the contents of the update and restore it onto your device. It may take a while.
Once done, simply setup your device all over again, or just restore from the backup you created before starting this tutorial.
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