Apple announced the latest and largest iOS 10 update at its 2016 WWDC conference and the Cupertino giant went ahead and released the first developer beta of the new update. While the iOS 10 beta 10 was aimed at developers, the general public also found ways to get the update. Well, there is no doubt that iOS 10 promises to be a great update, but we have been using it for a while and trust us when we say it is not meant to be used as a daily driver. iOS 10 beta 1 pack in numerous problems such as app crashes, unsent messages, unopened keyboard, hang-ups and regular restarts and more.
So if you are one of the non-developers who have installed iOS 10 beta on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, we are quite sure that we want to go back to using the latest stable version of iOS, i.e. iOS 9.3.2. Good, here are a couple of ways to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9:
Before proceeding with the process, you must first disable the "Find My iPhone" feature on your iOS device. To do this, go up Settings-> iCloud-> Find My iPhone and turn off the switch. When you turn it off, you will be asked to enter your Apple ID password and press "Disable".
Also, be sure to backup your device in iTunes or on Settings-> iCloud-> Back up now before run the downgrade of your iPhone, as the process will delete your device.
1. Connect your iPhone to a Windows or Mac PC. Also, make sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes.
2. Open iTunes and click on the phone icon to check the details of your device. Therefore, hold down simultaneously the power button and home button on your iPhone until the shutdown. Release the power button, but keep pressing the Home button until you get a message in iTunes that says " iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode ". Press OK".
3. Click on the " Reset iPhone "to start the process, after which a message should appear asking you to confirm. Here, click" Restore and update ".
4. Then, iTunes will check the availability of the recovery software for your iPhone and provide you with the current iOS software that you can install. To select " Come on "in the iOS 9.3.2 software update dialog. Then, click" I accept "in the license agreement dialog.
5. iTunes will then begin to download iOS 9.3.2 for your iPhone. There is no progress bar here, so you will need to be patient. It should take around 30 minutes or more, depending on the internet speed. Once the restore is done, your iPhone should be started as new with the iOS 9.3.2 build.
1. This method requires the manual download of the ipsw file . Then, go to the Apple developer page and go to Development-> Downloads. Here, scroll down to find the Release Software section and tap the drop down button next to iOS 9.3.2. Then, download the ipsw file for your device.
2. After downloading ipsw, connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes.
3. Here, hold the Option button on Mac and Shift on Windows and click on the " Reset iPhone ". You should open the File Explorer dialog, where you can browse and select the downloaded ipsw file.
Note : if it doesn't work, put your iPhone into recovery mode through the above mentioned method. Then, select the ipsw file to get started.
4. The restore process should then be started. This method should take less time because you have already downloaded the iOS 9.3.2 ipsw file.
Use these methods to get back to iOS 9.3.2 on your iPhone
The steps for downgrading from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9 are quite simple with a single complicated step, i.e. the iPhone in recovery mode. We believe you will be able to do this quite easily. Also, both of these methods require you to download files of around 2 GB, so make sure you're connected to a WiFi network. Well, that's all on our side! Try these methods to downgrade your iPhone and let us know if you're having problems. Well, I hope the iOS 10 beta audience isn't as buggy as this.