How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 Without Losing Data

Are running iOS 10 beta and done testing new look and features but now you decided to downgrade and revert back to stock release iOS 9. Currently iOS 10 beta is buggy and not for regular use. There are two main ways to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 on your Apple device, one which requires you to have backup and the other one which fortunately doesn’t required any backup.

Here, we will show you how to downgrade from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9 without losing data. It’s very simply, If you are done with iOS 10 testing, follow the steps below to revert back to iOS 9.

How to downgrade from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9

Note: in this method you can revert back to iOS 9 without losing data but all of your messages will be gone, other setting and apps will remain.

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  1. First find the iOS 9 version which you wants to install then download the exact firmware IPSW file for your iPad and iPhone from here.
  2. Your iTunes must be on latest version, if not? Download and install it form here.
  3. Now connect your device iPad or iPhone to computer using cable and your device will be automatically show.
  4. Now check for updates under the summery section while holding the shift key on windows and Option key on Mac.
  5. Now navigate to and choose the IPSW file that you have downloaded on step 1.
  6. After that your devices will be update to iOS 9.

How to downgrade from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9 – Backup needed

Note: This method will only works if you already created backup while you running iOS 9 before upgrading to iOS 10 beta. Apple doesn’t encourage to downgrade to a previous version of iOS but somehow it’s possible.

  1. First you need iOS 9.3.2 IPSW files, previous version won’t works because they are not signed by Apple servers.
  2. Now disable the Find my device option from Settings > iCloud. If you already disabled then skip this step.
  3. Now connect your iPad or iPhone through cable to your PC/Mac.
  4. Now navigate to Summery and hold the shift key for windows and Option key on Mac and then click on restore iPhone button.
  5. Here browse the downloaded IPSW file. That’s it.

If iTunes says you are already on latest version of iOS on your device

In this case you need to go into recovery mode. To do this completely power off your device. Now plug cable on your PC/Mac and connect your iPad or iPhone and hold the Home button while connecting the cable until you see Connect to iTunes screen in your iPad or iPhone. After that iTunes will say your device is now in recovery mode.

Now hold down the Shift on windows and Option key on Mac, click on Restore iPhone button and open IPSW firmware file and you are done.

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