Downgrading to iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by iModFrenzy, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

    iModFrenzy

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    So I may downgrade to iOS 9.3.2, due to an issue in another thread, but had a important question.

    So if I downgrade to 9.3.2 using the "check for update" method, it will keep my message history and all my apps right?

    Thanks
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Things may or may not break downgrading with this method. I believe doing this with iOS 10 causes issues for the Music app.
     
  3. iModFrenzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am aware of this but it's not a big deal to me, just as long as I keep message history
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I lost all my message history after downgrading to iOS 9.3.2. And upgrading back does not fix this issue. So it will almost certainly happen.
     
  5. deep1 macrumors regular

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    I have downgraded to 9.3.2 and have all my data.
    Do you have 9.3.2 backup? Steps i took.
    1. Backup 9.3.2 and copy it in safe folder so doesn't get overwrite.
    2. Upgrade to is10

    To downgrade.
    1. Download ipsw 9.3.2
    2. Put ph in dfu
    3. Shift + restore, select 9.3.2 ipsw
    4. Restore from iphone backup
    5. Sync

    So in short you should have 9.3.2 backup otherwise few people have claimed to lost message history.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    i "updated" to iOS 9 and i lost my iMessage history and my iCloud Drive was f up like i couldnt back up any apps and documents wouldnt appear cuz it kept telling me to enable documents & data which it was so i had to restore from a back up i did before iOS 10 which fixed it
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I agree, the safest way to downgrade is to just use an older backup. Though you may lose some of your most recent data. Provided that's the case, seems like a choice between losing some messages, all of them, or none by staying on iOS 10.
     

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