How do I downgrade from iOS 10 public beta?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by blancoBronco, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2009
    South Tampa
    As the title says, I want to remove iOS 10 from my phone. I understand that it'll restore my phone to the last time I synced before I installed that. I've tried putting my phone into recovery mode (held the home button down for minute while the phone was off and nothing worked) and trying to restore iPhone from iTunes says there was a problem downloading the software. Is there anything else I can try or am I doing something wrong here?
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    Apple directly says that you won't be able to downgrade. Maybe read the warnings closer before you install a beta?
  3. jediistar macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2007
    There's plenty of guides to do it:
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Two ways: restore or update.
    Restore loses all your data and you must have a valid iTunes backup before installing beta.
    Update does not lose all your data but iMessage history will disappear, backed by my experience. And you need to delete all music synced to device and re-download all of them again.
  5. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012

    that is so wrong you can downgrade vary easy all you need is the right IOS 9.3.2 IPS files for ipad or iphone and you can downgrade
  6. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2006
    The key step is that you have to put it in DFU mode (not recovery mode)
  7. Allewsive macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    Can confirm... Put my iPhone 6S Plus into DFU Mode today and plugged it into iTunes. iTunes offered to Restore/ Upgrade my iPhone to iOS 9.3.2... A simple download (automatically by iTunes) and the phone restored. Nothing was on the phone anymore as I wanted a clean start.

    Now I am back on iOS 10 Beta 2 and it feels smoother than when I upgraded from a years worth of stuff on my phone.
  8. technetixmedia macrumors newbie


    Jul 12, 2016
    New York
    Any reason for the downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9? i recently read a tech news saying that it may have bugs since it's the beta version, did you faced any such issue(s)? If "YES" can you pls elaborate?
  9. Allewsive macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    As with any Beta, there are plenty of bugs to go around. Make sure you do some research if you want to run the Beta on a personal device you use daily.

    I have had the Beta on my phone since Dev Beta 1 came out and I wanted to see what a clean install would feel like. I also wanted to go back to iOS 9 for a little while to dig back into some of the things I am missing in iOS 10 (Mainly the new Music App which is filled with incomplete features and bugs).

    I will say that iOS 9.3.2 is super clean, fast, reliable, and easy to use right now when coming from iOS 10. But again, we are in Beta 2. Better things are still to come.

    Check this for some known bugs before your adventure...
  10. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Searching google yielded this as first result.

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