Steps To Downgrade iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9.x
Were you among those caught up in all the WWDC 2016 excitement and decided to upgrade your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone to the first iOS 10 beta? Has the experience been worth it or is the build causing issues to older hardware and you’d wish to downgrade iOS 10 it back to your previous hardware? If the answers to the above questions are negative, you’d be pleased to know that actually there is a way in which you can downgrade iOS 10 beta to iOS 9.x. The following guide will walk you step by step until you successfully done with it.
Step 1: ensure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 2: Download iOS 9.3.2 IPSW file readied by Apple for specific iPad, iPod touch or iPhone models.
Step 3: turn off Find My iPhone feature on your device. Do this by simply going to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone, then move the button to the off position.
Step 4: connect your iOS device to a PC or Mac through cable link then launch iTunes.
Step 5: put your device into DFU mode. This is done by holding down the power and Home/Touch ID buttons on your device for ten seconds. Release the power button, however continue holding the Home/Touch ID button until the DFU mode is realized. iTunes will sound an alert informing you that it has discovered a device in Recovery mode.
Step 6: in the iTunes interface, hold the option key on the Mac and the Shift key on window PC and then press the “Restore iPhone” button.
Step 5: if prompted, search and select iOS 9.3.2 firmware file that was downloaded as part of step 2 above. iTunes will automatically install a new version of iOS 9.3.2 to your device.
Step 8: restrain from unplugging the device from your computer until iTunes has successfully confirmed the restoration process and your device has rebooted into the welcome screen.
If you’ve followed the above steps carefully you should be good to go and ready to install your backup on your device. However you should be aware that only backups made on iOS 9.3.2 will be able to work and not those made on iOS 10 when you want to downgrade iOS 10.