iOS 10 has been successfully launched and, as always, there was the usual rush to update, causing no end of update errors as Apple’s servers failed to cope. For those that did manage to update safely some are finding that iOS 10 is not quite a stable as they hoped. However, as usual, iOS 9.3.2 firmware is still being signed by Apple and will be for a while yet so this tutorial is for those of you that would rather downgrade and wait for the problems in iOS 10 to be sorted out.
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How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 :
- Download the iOS 9.x.x IPSW file for your specific model of device that is still being signed by Apple.
- Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes. To find out, open iTunes and click on the Help menu. Click o the option for Check for Updates – if there is an update follow the instructions on-screen to download it.
- Next, on your iOS device, open Settings > iCloud and then disable Find My iPhone – you can enable it again later
- Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iOS device to it
- Place your iOS device into Restore, or DFU mode. To do this, hold down the Power and Home button on your device at the same time. Wait until the Apple logo appears on your device screen and then release the Power button. Continue to hold the Home button until you see the Connect to iTunes message on your screen
- iTunes will tell you that it has detected a device in Recovery mode and you will be asked if you want to update or restore your device. Tap on Alt key [windows users] – Option Key [mac users] and click on Restore button.
- Navigate to the iOS 9 IPSW file you downloaded earlier and select it
- Follow the on screen instructions
- iTunes will now begin the process of downgrading your iOS device.
- When it has finished, your device will reboot and will start up on the Welcome screen.
That is pretty much all there is to it. Make sure that you download the right IPSW file – there is a different one for each model of each separate device and, if you download the wrong one, it won’t work.