If I upgrade to public beta can downgrade

Brandonjr36

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if I update to iOS 11 public beta can I go back down to iOS 10.3.2 if I don't like it? I have the iPhone 7.
 

RadioGaGa1984

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Yes. But you'll have to go to 10.3.3 then back to 10.3.2 or down to DP1 then back to 10.3.2 so extra steps.
 

gwhizkids

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Yes. Google the "restore via DFU" method. You'll need to find the restore file (IPSW) for 10.3.2, though. Its available to developers but I don't think Apple provides that file to Public beta testers.
 

Brandonjr36

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Yes. But you'll have to go to 10.3.3 then back to 10.3.2 or down to DP1 then back to 10.3.2 so extra steps.
Ok I just wanted to make sure I could go back down if i didn't like it l. Thank you.
[doublepost=1498841645][/doublepost]Are you on the beta? Is it really buggy or is it usable?
[doublepost=1498842494][/doublepost]I backed up my iCloud last night. That should be all I need to other then update right?
 

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Ok I just wanted to make sure I could go back down if i didn't like it l. Thank you.
[doublepost=1498841645][/doublepost]Are you on the beta? Is it really buggy or is it usable?
[doublepost=1498842494][/doublepost]I backed up my iCloud last night. That should be all I need to other then update right?

I was on DP1 and DP2 and found both too buggy for me and what I need. So I downgraded. I suggest waiting but some people have had success with it.
 

Mlrollin91

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Its really buggy. I would stay away. Nothing but issues with beta 2 on my Air 2 that were not there for Air 1. Stay away.

If you do upgrade, make sure you turn off iCloud backup, so it doesn't get over-written, meaning you can't restore iCloud backup if you downgrade.
 

pete480

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I connected my iPad to my computer, put it in restore mode and iTunes automatically downloaded and installed 10.3.2...I didn't have to download anything separate. Not sure if/why it would be any different for any other device.
 
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Menel

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I connected my iPad to my computer, put it in restore mode and iTunes automatically downloaded and installed 10.3.2...I didn't have to download anything separate. Not sure if/why it would be any different for any other device.
Same here.

Not sure why so many reports of a middle step.
 

viperguy

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It has a lot of bugs, but I’m liking it a lot so far. If you’re scared, I wouldn’t install it on your main device.
My biggest complaint is that the new photos and videos format are not compatible with google photos right now, so I can’t use that to backup my media until Google updates their app.
 
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