Is there a way to downgrade to iOS 10?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by frozencarbonite, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. frozencarbonite macrumors 6502

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    Not looking for debate about whether iOS 11 is great or not. I would just like to revert to iOS 10, if possible. Is there a way to downgrade to iOS 10 from the official iOS 11 release? If so, how can it be done?
     
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    Is this hard to do?

    Do you have to factory reset I gather and basically start over?
     
  4. frozencarbonite thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Patrick G macrumors regular

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    Last night, I did a backup of my phone via iTunes on PC. I then immediately disconnected and upgraded the phone from 10.3.3 to 11.0 over-the-air. If I restore the phone from that backup I made last night, will it replace iOS 11 with iOS 10.3.3? Or, is there a separate "downgrade" process I must use in order to revert back to 10.3.3?
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    The backup is just data, not iOS itself. You'd need to actually install the version of iOS that you want (that Apple is still signing) and then restore from your backup (if it's compatible).
     
  7. Patrick G macrumors regular

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    Okay, thanks. Do you have a link to that process?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like some earlier posts in this thread have that kind of information.
     
  9. witherwings macrumors member

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    But better hurry as it is almost 1 week and Apple can sign off iOS 10 anytime by now
     
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's just been 2 days. And while Apple can certainly stop signing iOS 10 at any moment, it seems like based on past experience it's usually a longer period of time when it comes to initial x.0 releases for a new version.
     
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