iOS 10.2.1 to iOs 9.x.x - too late?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by l3oom, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. l3oom macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2016
    Hi All,

    I have a iPhone SE, and I've been declining all iOS 10 upgrade messages for quite some time. I was happy with iOS 9.3, and liked the way the phone ran. I accidentally upgraded the phone when it was plugged in through iTunes, and now I want to go back. The phone seems to be running a bit wonky since I updated, and I use iMessage the most, and do not like the bloated icons on the left side of each new iMessage. I also miss the slide to unlock feature, as I use assist touch (a bit wonky in iOS 10 also).

    Is there any safe/clean way of going back to iOS 9 without any issues? I want to ensure it's stable and I do not lose any data. What's the easiest/seamless way of doing this?

    Thanks very much in advance!

    Best Regards,

  2. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    what icons in imessage? am also on an SE, and thought those icons only showed on the 6S, 7S...? i've never seen them on my phone..

    ios 10.3 runs really well on my SE (i do have reduce motions "on" fwiw)
  3. Hedo macrumors member


    Jan 12, 2016
    No. You can't downgrade to ios 9, it's impossible.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You can't downgrade to iOS 9.

    Instead, upgrade to 10.3, which should fix the issues you're seeing in 10.2.1 (which wasn't the best update, many of us have had minor problems with it.)

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