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How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone
How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone
How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone - Mobile - Apple announced the most recent and greatest iOS 10 update at its WWDC 2016 gathering and

Apple announced the most recent and greatest iOS 10 update at its WWDC 2016 gathering and the Cupertino giant even felt free to launched the main designer beta of the new update. While the iOS 10 beta 1 launch was gone for engineers, even the overall population discovered approaches to get the refresh. All things considered, there’s most likely iOS 10 is turning out to be an awesome update however we have been utilizing it for some time and trust us, when we say that it’s not intended to be utilized as an everyday driver. iOS 10 beta 1 packs in various issues like applications crashing, messages not sending, keyboard not opening up, regular hang-ups & reboots and more.

So, if you are one of the non-developers who have installed iOS 10 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, we sure you want to go back to using the last stable iOS version, that is iOS 9.3.2. Well, here are a couple of ways to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9:

Already you go ahead with the process, you will first need to disable the “Find my iPhone” feature on your iOS device. To do that, go to Settings->iCloud->Find My iPhone and turn off the toggle. When you turn it off, you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password and press “Turn off”.

Ensure to make a backup of your device in iTunes or in Settings->iCloud->Back up now before you downgrade your iPhone, as the process will wipe your device.



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Connect your iPhone to a Windows PC or Mac. Also, make sure that your computer has the latest iTunes version.


Open iTunes and click on the phone icon to check your device details. Then, press and hold the power and home button simultaneously on your iPhone until it powers off. Release the power button but keep pressing the home button until you get a message in iTunes saying “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode“. Press “Ok”.

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

Click on the “Restore iPhone” option to start the process, after which a message should pop up, asking you to confirm. Here, click “Restore and Update“.

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

Then, iTunes will check for restore software available for your iPhone and bring you the current iOS software you can install. Select “Next” in the iOS 9.3.2 software update dialog box. Then, click “Agree” in the license agreement dialog box.

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

iTunes will then start downloading iOS 9.3.2 for your iPhone. There’s no progress bar here, so you will have to be patient. It should take you around 30 minutes or more, depending on your internet speed. Once the restoration is done, your iPhone should start up as new with the iOS 9.3.2 build.

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

This method requires you to download the ipsw file manually. So, head over the Apple Developers page and go to Develop->Downloads. Here, scroll down to find the Release Software section and tap on the drop-down button besides iOS 9.3.2. Then, download the ipsw file catering to your device.

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How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

After the ipsw is downloaded, connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.


Here, press hold the Option button in Mac and Shift in Windows and click on the “Restore iPhone” button. This should open the file explorer dialog box, where you can browse and select the ipsw file you downloaded.

How to Downgrade From iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9 on iPhone

Note: If it fails to work, put your iPhone to recovery mode thru the method mentioned above. Then, select the ipsw file to get started.

The restoration process should then start up. This method should take lesser time because you already have the iOS 9.3.2 ipsw file downloaded.

Use these methods to get back to iOS 9.3.2 on your iPhone

The steps to downgrade from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9 are simple with only one complicated step, that is putting your iPhone to recovery mode. Additionally, both these methods need to download files of around 2 GB, so you connected to a WiFi network. Try out these methods to downgrade your iPhone and let us know if you face any issues. Well, here’s hoping the public iOS 10 beta isn’t as buggy as this one.

About the author

Venkatesan Prabu

Venkatesan Prabu

Wikitechy Founder, Author, International Speaker, and Job Consultant. My role as the CEO of Wikitechy, I help businesses build their next generation digital platforms and help with their product innovation and growth strategy. I'm a frequent speaker at tech conferences and events.

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