Here see how to downgrade iOS 10 / iOS 10.0.1 to iOS 9.3 or later version on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch device.
Apple launched the latest version of its mobile firmware the iOS 10 back in September. The iOS 10 came with many new interesting features. Those of you got charmed by the allure of iOS 10 at the time of and immediately jumped on iOS 10 train, but later changed their mind for some reason, especially if it effected devices with older hardware in the form of fast battery drain, slow performance or any other issue, then you’ll be happy to know that you can fix all that by downgrading to an older stable version of iOS to get the device back on the last working firmware version before you upgraded to iOS 10.
Apple is still digitally signing iOS 9.3.5, which is likely to continue for a foreseeable future as long as iOS 10 major release stays the most updated version. This means if you’ve got iOS 10 installed on your device, you can roll it back to previously working iOS 9 or later version.
In the guide below, we are going to show you in a step-by-step method below to guide you through the process of downgrading from iOS 10 to iOS 9. And next, wait a few days before upgrading your device the next time a major update is released to see if any bugs or issues are reported by users. Before starting, make sure you’ve got backup of iOS 9.3.5 or earlier iOS versions saved somewhere.
How To Download iOS 10 To iOS 9.x
1 – Make sure you have got latest version of iTunes installed on your device.
2 – Download iOS 9.3.5 IPSW files from the links below for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch model.
3 – Make sure to disable the Find My iPhone feature on your device: Go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and make sure that the toggle is in OFF position.
4 – Connect your iOS device to PC or MAC via USB cable.
5 – Launch the iTunes program on your PC.
6 – You need to put your device into DFU mode: hold down Power + Home/Touch ID buttons together on your device for about 10 seconds. Release the Power button but keep pressing the Home/Touch ID button until the device enters DFU mode. You’ll now see an alert showing that iTunes has recognized a device in recovery mode.
7 – In iTunes, under Options, hold the Option key on the MAC, or the SHIFT key on a Windows PC, and press the Restore iPhone button.
8 – Now select the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file which you can download from links below when prompted.
9 – iTunes will start installing iOS 9.3.5 IPSW firmware file on your device.
10 – Wait for the process to complete, don’t unplug you device.
11 – Once installed, your device will reboot into the welcome screen.
12 – That’s all.
You can now restore backup on your device once its back to iOS 9.3.5 version. Please note only the backup made on iOS 9.3.5 or earlier versions will work on it; iOS 10 or later backup will not work on iOS 9.3.5 software version.
iOS 9.3.5 Download IPSW links:
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation China)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad mini 4 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 4 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th-generation)
- iPod touch (6th-generation)
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