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How to Downgrade iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 Beta to iOS 14 / iPadOS 14

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You can downgrade back to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 from iOS 15 beta or iPadOS 15 beta running on iPhone and iPad. Here's how you do it.

Can't Stand the New iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Beta? You can Downgrade Back to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 on iPhone and iPad

If you want to learn about the new iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 updates instead, then be sure to check out the following:

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Testing out betas is fun - you get a first-hand look at the new features and hotness which Apple shows off in the opening WWDC keynote. But, it all comes with a huge warning that it might not be stable at all and you will eventually run into problems. This beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is no different, and there are many users out there who are already contemplating going back to the more stable build of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. If you are one of the many out there, then you have come to the right place.

First and foremost, please know that this process will erase everything off your device. Therefore it is a good idea to take a backup of everything using iTunes, Finder or iCloud. Once that is done, read more.

Download the latest version of the iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 update from here. Currently it is iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6. Save the IPSW file on your desktop once downloaded. To save you some hassle, we will post the links to the firmware below as well:

Once you have the IPSW file sorted out, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning cable

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Step 2. When your iPhone or iPad is detected, launch Finder or iTunes

Step 3. On the left hand side, you should see a tiny iPhone-like icon, click on it

Step 4. Now hold down the left Option key (Mac) or the left Shift key (Windows) and then click on the Restore iPhone button

Step 5. Select the iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 IPSW file you downloaded and let iTunes / Finder extract it and restore it

This entire process may take a while and it is a good idea to not touch anything while it is in motion. Once done, you can either setup your device as brand new or simply restore a backup which you took beforehand.

While you are here, check out the following:

Products mentioned in this post

iPad Air
iPad Air
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iPad Pro
iPad Pro
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iPhone 11
iPhone 11
 

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