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Downgrade iOS 16 beta to iOS 15 on iPhone and iPad [Tutorial]

Downgrade iOS 16, iPadOS 16 beta to iOS 15, iPadOS 15

Here's how you can downgrade iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on iPhone and iPad, respectively

Downgrade iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 Beta Back to iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 if the Bugs are Getting Unbearable

While beta software is always ‘fun’ to test out, new and exciting features in every corner, but it can be tricky as well. See, the thing is, beta software is not meant to be used on a daily basis. It exists primarily for developers, allowing them to test out their apps and games, improve them, update them with new features when the full and final software becomes available later this year.

If you are an average user who happened to take iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta for a spin, then you are probably reading this because the bugs and issues are slightly unbearable and maybe even getting out of hand. All you need to do is downgrade iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta back to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in order to bring some normality into your life.

The entire downgrade process is straightforward and basically works in the same manner as a clean installation of iOS and iPadOS. If you’ve ever performed one of those then you know what you are dealing with already.

First of all, make sure you have backed up your data using iTunes, Finder or iCloud. Once that is done, make sure you download the latest iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 IPSW compatible with your device. Choose the right one from the list below otherwise the downgrade process will fail and fall apart, forcing you to start all over again.


Step 1. Make sure Find My is disabled on your iPhone and iPad. You can disable it by going to Settings > Apple ID > Find My > Find My iPhone and turn off the Find My iPhone switch from here.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac using a Lightning or USB-C cable.

Step 3. Launch Finder or iTunes once the device has been detected.

Step 4. Open up device settings from Finder or iTunes and then click on the Restore iPhone button while holding down the left Shift key (Windows) or the left Option key (Mac).

Step 5. Select the iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 IPSW file you downloaded.

Step 6. Let Finder or iTunes extract the software and restore it onto your iPhone and iPad.

Step 7. Once done, you’ll see the Hello screen and you can start using your iPhone and iPad as you normally would.

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