How to Downgrade iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 beta to iOS 13

If you have updated your device to iOS 14 beta and planning to downgrade from iOS 14 beta to iOS 13 then this guide is for you. It’s not that difficult to downgrade your iPhone or iPad just follow the given step for a successful downgrade.

Downgrade iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 beta to iOS 13

Early In the guide how to install iOS 14 beta, we mentioned that don’t install iOS 14 beta on your critical device where you can’t afford any bugs. Anyhow, If you found some bugs in iOS 14 that disturbing you using your device and you decided to downgrade it. You should report that bug to Apple and in the next release, this might get fixed. If you don’t want to do that then things you will need to restore your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13 are as follow:

  • Mac computer or PC with the latest iTunes installed.
  • Your phone data is so important, so carefully read these next lines:
    While using the iOS 14 beta on your device you might have new data: Images, Videos, etc that can’t be restored after downgrading to iOS 13. The only thing you can do is save your data to iCloud.
  • After the downgrade, you can also restore any iOS 13 archived back-ups, the backup that was taken before upgrading to iOS 14. If you don’t have an iOS 13 backup, you can still downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 but after that, you can set up your device as new.

How to downgrade iOS 14 beta to iOS 13

  1. You must have a Mac or PC to downgrade the iOS or iPadOS. The latest iTunes is required for Windows or macOS users who using a macOS version older than Mojave.
  2. You can also download the iOS 13 IPSW files that you can restore using Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows. (optional)
    Download the appropriate IPSW file for your iPhone

  3. Now, Connect your device with the computer either Mac or PC.
  4. Open up the Finder if you are running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or Mojave. Older macOS versions or Windows users on PC need to run the latest iTunes.
  5. Put your device in the recovery mode using the appropriate method of your device:
    • iPad Pro with Face ID: Press and quickly release VOL-UP, press and release VOL-DOWN and then press and hold the Top button. You will see your device starts rebooting and you have to keep holding the TOP button until iPad Pro goes into Recovery Mode.
    • Apple iPhone 8 or newest: Press and quickly release the VOL-UP, Press, and quickly release VOL-DOWN and then press and hold the Side button until the iPhone goes into recovery mode.
    • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th gen): Press and hold the VOL-DOWN and Sleep/Walke buttons simultaneously, keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery-mode screen.
    • Apple iPhone 6 and older models, iPad with the home button, and iPod touch (6th gen or older): Press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time, keep holding it until you see the recovery mode screen on your device.
  6. When your device successfully goes to recovery mode, the Finder or iTunes will detect your device in recovery mode and show you a message to restore or update.
  7. Restore iOS or iPadOS
    • Directly from the Apple server: You can simply click the Restore button to let it download and install the iOS from Apple Server.
    • Using IPSW file that you downloaded: If you are on Mac press and hold the option key from the keyboard and If you are on PC then press and hold the Shift key the then press the Restore button. This will ask to open the IPSW file that you downloaded in step-1, select and open that file. After that confirm to erase and restore the iOS or iPadOS.
  8. Let the Finder or iTunes completes the restore process and waits for it. Once it’s completed you can restore an iCloud or computer backup or even set up as a new device.

Please leave a comment below if you need any help downgrading your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device.


1 comment… add one

Leave a Comment

Join Our Subscribers

Receive the latest how-to guides, news, and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!