Downgrading to iOS 9?

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

  1. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Lead The Way!
    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?

  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    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


    Jan 15, 2015
    Lead The Way!
    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 604


    May 16, 2015
    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

    Mar 29, 2011
    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


    Mar 26, 2008
    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 68040

    May 1, 2013
    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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