Apple has just launched the iOS 11 in its keynote event WWDC 2017. The iOS 11 incorporates a handful of new features, including the redesigned App Store, secured Apple Pay, improved Apple Map and ‘intelligent’ Siri. You can now download the iOS 11 developers Beta from today and can use the beta version of the recently launched operating system with a minimal cost. So what if you install the iOS 11 on your Apple devices (iPhone,iPad and iPod ) and later regret it or not feel comfortable? What if you want to downgrade iOS 11 and go back to iOS 10? Which steps should you follow if you want to delete iOS 11 completely and reinstall iOS 10? Also, is it possible to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta and go back to iOS 10 from there? Here in this post we have answered all the possible questions regarding iOS 11 downgrade and reinstall iOS 1o, the existing operating system and an OS with which you are used to fairly.
So before downgrading iOS 11 and reinstall iOS 10, you should keep some security measures in your mind and should take the backup of all the files and data in iCloud or iTunes. Apple always advises taking the backup of your existing files in iTunes rather than in the iCloud, before installing or removing a new version of the operating system. So here we have explained the steps to archive an iTunes backup and prepare for the iOS 11 downgrade.
How to archive an iTunes backup
Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad with your Mac device and open iTunes on Mac.
Step 2: Tap Summary, then Back Up Now.
Step 3: Wait for the backup to complete.
Step 4: Now choose iTunes > Preferences > Devices and check your device’s backup.
Step 5: Press the Ctrl key and click on the backup.
Step 6: Finally, click the Archive option.
With these easy steps, you can take the backup of all the important files and data of your Apple device. Now check how to go back to the previous version of iOS from iOS 11.
How to downgrade iOS 11 and go back to iOS 10
Well, before we explain the steps to downgrade iOS 11 and go back to the iOS 10, let us assure you that restoring the previous version of the operating system won’t harm your handset, neither your Apple device will become slow or unresponsive. So you can downgrade iOS 11 and can reinstall iOS 1o without any worry. So check out the easy and simple steps below to downgrade iOS 11 and revert back to iOS 10.
Step 1: Take Backup
As we have mentioned above, the most important point you should keep in your mind is to take the backup of all the important files and data, before you start wiping out the current iOS 11 software from your Apple device and start installing the iOS 10 software again. The reason is when your Apple device will start uninstalling iOS 11 from your device, it will delete all the files and data except the stock apps which come with the device. So take the backup, follow the points we have described above.
Step 2: Download an .ipsw file for the iOS 10
To reinstall iOS 10, you have to download or find the iOS 10 IPSW file (better of the latest version, such as iOS 10.3.2). So if you have the IPSW file of the iOS 10 stored on your hard drive, you can search it by following the path:
youruserfolder/Library/iTunes/ and then within a folder named as iPad Software Updates,iPhone Software Updates or iPod Software Updates.
If you can’t locate the latest version of IPSW file of the iOS 10 on your Mac device (which happens in the most of the case), then simply search for the download ipsw on the internet. You will get hundreds of sites, download the appropriate file for your Apple device.
Step 3: Open the .ipsw File
As iOS 11 is still not officially available for download, you can install the iOS 10.3.2 version. To do so, connect your iPhone or iPad with your Mac device and then launch iTunes. Now tap on your device in the iTunes interface and choose Summary. After that hold down the Alt/Option (or Shift on a PC) key, and click the Restore button. Finally, navigate to the iOS 10.3.2 ipsw file and click Open. iTunes will automatically install the iOS 10.3.2 version on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 4: Recovery Mode
If you can not install the iOS 10 software through the last step and if iTunes notifies you are already running the latest version of iOS on your Apple device, then you have to take the help of the Recovery Mode. So switch off your Apple device, connect it to your computer through the syncing cable and hold down the Home button on the iPad or iPhone while connecting the cable. When the Connect to iTunes message appears on your screen, release the Home Button.
iTunes will indicate that your Apple device is now in Recovery mode. Press the Option key (Alt), click Restore, navigate to the iOS 10.3.2.ipsw file, and install the OS on your Apple device.
How to remove iOS 11 Public Beta and reinstall iOS 10
So suppose you have installed the iOS 11 public beta on your iPad or iPhone and a few days later you want to go back to your previous iOS operating system, then what should you do? It is very easy to remove iOS 11 public beta and reinstall iOS 10 on your Apple device. Check out the steps below.
Step 1: Turn off your iPhone or iPad, hold down the Home button and enter the Recovery Mode.
Step 2: When a message will appear on your screen instructing you to ‘Connect to iTunes’, connect your Apple device to your Mac or PC and open the iTunes.
Step 3: Now iTunes will notify you that it has detected an iPad or iPhone in Recovery Mode and the device needs to be restored. Click OK to agree and then tap on the Restore iPhone or Restore iPad option depending on which device you are using.
Step 4: Finally select the option to Restore and Update. iTunes will automatically download and install the latest version of the iOS 10 on your Apple device.
Folks, hopefully, this tutorial has helped you a lot. So first check whether your Apple device is compatible with iOS 11 or not, download the beta or official version of the latest software, and if you don’t like it or can not get used to with it, downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.