The iOS 11 has been unveiled in on the 6ht June 2017 at Apple’s event, WWDC 2017. Wish you hadn’t installed iOS 11 and want to reinstall iOS 10? Since you are reading this we are assuming that you have taken the plunge and now you are regretting the step. Or you’re probably anxious at having to use a new OS and just want to retreat to the comfort of the known. Whatever the case, you have come to the right place as we are going to show you how exactly you can uninstall iOS 11 so you can go back to iOS 11. We are of course going to look at an easy method and will also be looking as some of the restages of downgrading from iOS 11.1 to iOS 10.3.
It’s probably worth mentioning that the downgrade to iOS 10 is much easier than the downgrading a notch lower, say to iOS 9 or iOS 8. Things would get tricky if you go there but as for now are only concentrating on downgrading the OS to iOS 10. Here we go:
Prepare Device Before Updating to Beta Version
Before you go for the update, we are hoping you had to go ahead and carefully updates all your data and settings. For people who haven’t here been a quick tip, it’s always easier and far more convenient to back up to iTunes than to the iCloud, where you can basically archive the backup. If you use iCloud or haven’t archived stuff from your handset you will lose all your settings etc in case you go back to the current version of the iOS. Here’s a step by step guide on how exactly you can archive an iTunes backup in order to prepare the handset for iOS 11.
1# First off, you need to make sure that you have got the latest version of the iTunes installed on your device.
2# Then you’ll have to connect your Apple handset with your Mac computer and then go ahead and open iTunes.
3# For anyone wanting to save Health and Activity data from you iOS devices or your Apple Watch will have to encrypt the backup. And in order to do this, you’ll need to select the box called Encrypt the backup of your device and then come up with a password that you can remember.
#4 After the backup closes, you’ll need to go to iTunes > Preferences > Devices on your computer.
#5 Now comes the step where you are going to archive or copy your backup. For that, you’ll need to go to your Mac and then go ahead and Control-click the backup that you just managed to create and from there you need to choose Archive.
Downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10
Now your handset is ready for installation of the iOS 11 beta. After this, you can look at the steps where you can downgrade the operating system from iOS 11 to iOS 10. There is a simple way of going through the process and here we are going to discuss them:
Get an .ipsw file of iOS 10
You’d need to acquire the iOS 10 IPSW file and you need to make sure it so of the latest version of the iOS 10). One easy way of finding it is by going to youruserfolder/Library/iTunes/ and then you’ll probably see a folder with the name iPhone Software Updates, iPad Software Updates, or iPad Software Updates. In case you just can’t seem to find them run a search for the term download ipsw. When you find the appropriate file, just select and download them.
Open the .ipsw file
Plug your handset device to Mac PC and then go ahead and launch iTunes. After that, you’ll need to click on your device in the iTunes interface and from there you will need to select Summary. So following this you’ll need to hold down the Alt/Option key, and then hit the Restore button. After that, you’ll have to navigate to the iOS 10 file and open it. And that’s it, guys. iTunes will now reinstall iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad.
You might want to switch to Recovery Mode
There is a good possibility that iTunes will tell you that you already are running an iOS and that to the latest version. If this happens you’ll need to use Recovery Mode where you’ll have to shut down the handset and then plug one end of the syncing cable with the Mac and all the while that you are plugging you need to be able to hold down the Home Button. Only when the Connect to iTunes screen appears, before you, can you release the Home Button.
How To Remove iOS 11 Public Beta (Simplest Method):
- To turn off your Apple device, enter Recovery Mode then long hold the Home Button of the device. It’s probably going to take come while so don’t give up easily.
- Then when ‘Connect to iTunes’ appear, plug it to the Mac and open iTunes.
- The iTunes will inform you that it has detected an Apple device that seems to be in Recovery Mode and will also tell you that it needs to be restored. Hit OK and restore the device as appropriate.
- Finally, an option would appear that’ll tell you to choose to Restore and then Update. And then the latest version of iOS 10 will install into your Apple device.
And that’s all we have on that folks that all we can recommend for now. Whenever Apple launches a new iOS is closes the window to downgrade within a month or two, so in case you are thinking of downgrading, we’d recommend you to just go ahead and don’t bother thinking about it at all. Good luck. Hit us up via the comment section in case you have query or two.