As is now known, Apple has released iOS 11 beta for developers. If you are interested, we have prepared on this site a guide on how to download iOS 11 on iPhone. If you have already installed the iOS 11 beta on your iPhone but would like to go back to iOS 10 to have a more stable operating system then you can rest assured. The good news that you can reinstall iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad seiOS 11 you don't like or you you notice that it has too many bugs downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.
IOS 11 was announced at the WWDC on 5 June 2017. The beta version now available for installation in the final version will be launched to the public in September. But what if you don't like iOS 11 beta after installing it and want to come back to iOS 10?
How to downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10
Before installing the new version, many people would like to know if it will be possible to go back to a previous version of iOS and if the most important applications are compatible. Moreover, it would be interesting to find out if iPhone starts to slow down or becomes insensitive to commands. Then punish the curiosity to try the new system.
Many suggest that you wait before upgrading to iOS 11. The first betas have many bugs and it would be good to wait for the first errors to be resolved. But if you've decided to try iOS 11, you'll want to know two things first: what steps to take to protect your data and settings before updating and how to go back to the previous version if necessary. In this article we want to answer these questions.
In this article we look at various methods of downgrading an iOS version to a previous one. We will focus on how to downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.
Preparations before installing iOS 11
In this paragraph I would like to point out the good practices for installing iOS 11 beta. If you are reading this, it is probably already late because you have already installed iOS 11 beta. But if you followed our guide to update the system, then you probably have already performed these operations. If you still have iOS 10 you can proceed with this section. Otherwise you can skip to the next one. Don't worry if you forgot to do these things.
Before updating to iOS 11 beta, all data and settings must be backed up. When installing a beta version of iOS, Apple recommends that you back up your iTunes specifically (rather than iCloud) and then archive the backup. Therefore it is not recommended to activate the backup via iCloud on iOS 11 beta, because it would overwrite the previous iOS 10 backups. If you do not perform this practice, when you return to iOS 10 from iOS 11, you will not be able to restore the backup, because iOS 11 settings are not compatible with iOS 10.
IOS 10 backup storage and iOS 11 backup deactivation
For this reason, try to pay attention to two things:
- Before upgrading make a backup of iOS 10 via iTunes. At the end of the procedure, archive the backup. You can do it this way:
- Connect your iPad or iPhone to your PC or Mac and start iTunes.
- Click Summary, then New BackUp.
- Wait for the backup to finish.
- Now select iTunes -> Preferences -> Devices and search for the device backup.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the backup. Finally, select the Archive option.
This procedure creates a secure backup that we can restore after trying iOS 11.
- After upgrading to iOS 11 beta do not perform any backups. N on iCloud n on iTunes. You would run the risk of overwriting your iOS 10 backup and you won't be able to restore it when you want to go back to iOS 10 from iOS 11.
Downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10
Downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10 simple to run. Proceeding with the guide, you will be able to return to the latest stable version of iOS. At the moment, the latest version of iOS 10 released 10.3.2.The only problem that you will have to restore a pre-iOS 11 backup. For this reason, data or settings you have saved so far on iOS 11 and moving off. Furthermore, if you do not have an iOS 10 backup (as suggested by Apple before updating), you will not be able to restore your pre-update data. In this case, all your data will be lost and you will have to return to the default settings as if it were a new iPhone or a new iPad.
Installation of iOS 10 from iOS 11
In any case, removing the beta version of iOS 11 and installing iOS 10 is simple:
- Start the recovery mode by turning off your iPhone or iPad. Then connect the device to your PC or Mac and hold down the Home button (on the front, below the screen) on your iPhone or iPad. This can take a while, so don't give up after a few seconds.
- When suggested "Connect to iTunes", start iTunes on your computer.
- ITunes will tell you that an iPhone or iPad has been detected in recovery mode and that this needs to be restored. Click OK to accept and then click Restore iPhone or Restore iPad.
- Finally, choose the Restore and update option. ITunes will download the latest version of iOS 10 and the installer on the Apple device.
Restore backup on iOS 10
Once iTunes has reinstalled a new version of iOS 10, you can choose to restore a previous backup (remember that the backup of iOS 11 does not work) or configure it as a new iPhone. iTunes will recognize that there is a backup of iOS 10 archived and will propose it to you. Just select the preferred option, follow the instructions on the screen and restart! You have downgraded and seidi new iOS 10 came back from iOS 11.