How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10?
The latest iOS 11 Beta is still in the development stage, but the general version is available for download and installation. As many users can confirm, this version is unstable and full of bugs. Specific concerns include an inability to use it as a daily driver. Also, applications and games have not been updated to use new API's. This general platform also causes devices crashes and reduces battery life. So, this has made it necessary to downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10 to make iPhones and iPad more functional.
In most situations, downgrading from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.3 or lower will help solve instability issues and overcome all bugs., but the process of downgrading involves systematic procedures, which troubles lots of people. This discussion provides a comprehensive downgrade procedure and precautions to be taken during the process.
Things Need to be Considered before Opting to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta
1. Please create an backup file of your iDevice before the process. Here, you can backup iOS files with iTunes or iCloud. Or using MobiKin Assistant for iOS to backup all your needed files in readable formats.
Attention: iOS 11 backups are not available for iOS 10, therefore, cannot be restored upon free downgrade.
2. Understanding all steps of downgrading iOS 11 beta to ensure the rate of success.
3. Prepare all the passwords and login credentials handy as these will be needed after the down gradation.
4. Make sure the power on your iDevice is enough.
5. Turn off all passwords and iCloud locks.
How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.3.2?
Downgrading iOS 11 beta back to the most recent and stable iOS 10.3.2 build is very simple. It requires an archive backup, a USB cable, a device running on iOS 11, a modern release of iTunes, a signed version of iOS 10 IPSW and an internet connection.
Step 1. Enter DFU Mode
Press the power button and power button together to put your device in DFU mode. Then connect the device to iTunes with USB cable on your desktop computer and remove the home button after the “iTunes successfully connected” pop up.
Step 2. Choose "Restore" on the iTunes
Launch iTunes on your PC, and here you can see a pop up window. Directly tap on "Restore" option on the screen, and continue to click "Restore and Update" to confirm your option.
Step 3. Download and Install iOS 10.3.2
Click "Next" and "Agree" to start downloading and installing iOS 10.3.2 on your iDevice. Please be noted that the screen turns black as the process commences and the device restarts various times during the process. Time taken for the downgrade depends on the size of the device and amount of data stored.
You may need to read: How to Exit DFU Mode on iDevices without Data Losing
How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.2 or 10.1?
First of all, you need to download the iOS 10.2 or 10.1 IPSW for your iDevice. Here, you can directly visit the site of ipsw.me and then, choose the product, platform and the version you wish to downgrade according to your own needs.
Note: The correct device model and version should be selected to avoid rendering the process inapplicable and damaging the device.
Now, the correct version of the firmware is identified for download. A stable internet connection is required since these files are large, nearly 2.5 GB.
Secondly, connect your iDevice to the computer with USB cable, then launch iTunes and navigate to device summary option. Press the power button and power button together to put your device in DFU mode. Here, you can see the apple logo on the screen.
Thirdly, the power button is released while pressing the home button until a connection to iTunes is confirmed. The home button can be released after receiving the device-in-recovery message on iTunes.
At present, you're required to press the shift button and then select the restore option. This provides an opportunity to browse the IPSW file from which the file can be located and selected.
Finally, follow the onscreen instruction to install the firmware and wait for the iOS device to boot up.