Because I’m part of the Apple’s Beta Program, I got a notification from them to try out the new iOS 10. I saw a blogger who upgraded recently and the new features look sleek so I decided to upgrade as well. Needless to say, biggest mistake of my life. K that was an exaggeration, lol. I expected it be buggy, because you know..it’s beta, but I didn’t expect it to be sooooo annoyingly buggy that I HAD to revert back to the stable version which is 9.3.2. So if you are currently contemplating on trying it out, remember.. you have been warned, lol.
Anyway, below is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to revert back to stable version iOS 9.3.2 if you are like me who upgraded to iOS 10 and regretted it badly:
1. Upgrade your iTunes to the latest version on your Mac or PC.
2. Download the iOS 9.3.2 IPSW file in your laptop (make sure to select the correct Apple device from the list).
3. Turn off Find My iPhone in your device. (Settings → iCloud → Find My iPhone.)
4. Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC and launch iTunes.
5. Hold down on the Home button and Sleep/Wake button for about ten seconds.
6. Release the Sleep/Wake button but continue to hold the Home button until your iOS device enters DFU mode.
iTunes will then notify you that it has discovered a device in Recovery Mode.
7. Hold the Option+Command key on your Mac or the Shift key on Windows and then click on Restore iPhone.
8. Locate and select the IPSW file that you have just downloaded. Let iTunes install iOS 9.3.2 on your iPhone.
9. Complete the process of the installation and make sure not to unplug your device until the process is successfully completed. iTunes will confirm the restore and your device will reboot to the Welcome screen.
10. Follow the prompts after the Welcome screen to restore your latest backup on your iPhone. Note that only a backup made on iOS 9.3.2 will work.
There you go! Easy breezy. 🙂
Did you encounter any problems downgrading? Let me know by hitting the comments below!