Downgrade iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1

iOS 10.2 has been released to users. Not everyone is going to be that happy with iOS 10.2 download, and some are going to find it incredibly buggy, causing no end of problems on their iOS devices.

Image : Downgrade iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1 Tutorial


If you are one of those who has updated and is not happy, there is a way to downgrade back to iOS 10.1.1, the most recent iOS version. However, you can only do this while Apple continues to sign iOS 10.1.1 – shortly after iOS 10.2 is released publicly, that window will close for good.

Before Downgrading :

Before you take the step of downgrading your device back to iOS 10.1.1, you need to do a few things, the first one being to check that you are using the most up to date version of iTunes. Here’s how to check:

  1. Open iTunes and click the Help button
  2. Now click on Check for Updates itunes update mac
  3. Wait while iTunes determines your version and, if there is an update, full instructions on how to update will be provided on screen

Next, you need to back up your data. Do this using iTunes and | or iCloud – if you don’t and the downgrade doesn’t go smoothly, you will lose all your data, files, photos, etc. and will not be able to retrieve them.

Finally, you need to disable a couple of features – don’t worry because you can easily enable them again afterward. Disable the following features:

  • Passcode
  • Touch ID if applicable
  • Find my iPhone/iPad, whichever applies – open Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone | iPad find my iphone turn off

Downgrade iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1 :

  1. Download iOS 10.1.1 IPSW – make sure you choose the one that corresponds to your specific device
  2. Connect your device to your computer
  3. Open iTunes
  4. Click device summary for the connected iPhone or iPad itunes-device-summary
  5. Now place your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode. To do this, hold the Home and Power buttons down simultaneously
  6. When the Apple logo shows up on your device screen, release the Power button
  7. Wait for the Connect to iTunes logo to show up on your iOS device screen and check that iTunes is displaying a Device in Recovery message. Now you can release the Home button connect_to_itunes_recovery_mode_copy
  8. We now have the choice between restoring and updating – we are restoring to iOS 10.1.21 so hold the Shift [ Windows ] or Alt [ Mac ] key down and click Restore in iTunes at the same time  itunes restore
  9. Navigate to the downloaded IPSW and click on it ipsw-ios-10
  10. Follow the onscreen instructions, making sure you click on Install
  11. Wait for iTunes to restore your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10.1.1 – when complete, your device will reboot and the Hello screen will be displayed ios_9_hello_screen

Don’t forget that you can only do this while Apple continues to sign iOS 10.1.1. Follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter for more instant updates on all the latest news.

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