We mostly look ahead to upgrading our smartphone and mobile operating system, but there are some who also think of downgrading the OS for comfortable mobiling. In this article we will discuss about how to downgrade iPhones from iOS 11 to iOS 10. The real trouble is with iPhone 6 as iOS 11 is not smoothly functioning on the device. So, let’s check out how to do the needful.
Before you start to downgrade your phone from iOS 11 to iOS 10 it is strongly recommended to make the device fully charged and take a backup of your important documents from it. The process will take around forty minutes.
First and foremost thing to do is to ensure you have the latest version of the iTunes. To have it head to the iTunes > Accounts > Check for Available Downloads. This will lead you to download to the latest version of the iTunes.
The next step is to download the iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file for your device on a desktop or laptop. You can download from this link – http://osxdaily.com/2017/07/19/ios-10-3-3-download-update-ipsw/
Thirdly turn off Fine My iPhone feature from your device. Follow this to do it – Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Here you need to toggle the option to “Off.” After doing this connect the device with your computer or laptop where you have downloaded the iOS 10.3.3.
The next step is to put the device into DFU mode. This you can do by holding the Power button as well as Home button together until a message flashes on your computer or laptop screen to indicate the iPhone is now in the recovery mode. In case you have the iPhone 7 or above, the same process is to be repeated but you don’t need to hold the Home button. Just holding Volume Down button will do the needful.
After you are through with it hold the Shift button on the keyboard of your Windows computer or laptop or Option button in case you are using a Mac. Simultaneously click on “Restore Phone” option.
Here you need to select the IPSW file that you had earlier downloaded on your PC. This will restore your iPhone with iOS 10.3.3. It will ask you whether to restore a backup or set up as a new device. Select whichever you want.
Thast’s all. You are now done. Your iPhone 6, or iPhone 7 or above version now has bid adieu to the Apple’s iOS 11 and loaded iOS 10, which is a bit less complicated and easier than the advanced version of the operating system. It comfortably supports the phones and more over you are habituated using it for quite some time without the need to decipher something new which may look like an alien to you. In case you again want to upgrade the iPhone to iOS 11, it is easy and need to follow similar process.