iOS 16 Downgrade Tips and Issues

If you've installed the latest iOS 16 on your iPhone but dislike the new version, you may wonder how to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15.6. Follow two simple methods listed below to downgrade iOS to previous version.

Back Up Your iOS Device Before Downgrade

The first thing you should do before downgrading iOS 16 is to create a backup in case any data loss. You can back up with iTunes or iCloud, which are offered by Apple. Besides that, Tenorshare iCareFone is also a good choice to back up your iPhone. Follow the three steps below to complete the backup easily.

  • STEP 01
  • STEP 02
  • STEP 03
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Connect Device

Download and install the software on your computer. Connect your device via USB and select "Backup & Restore" option from the left menu to start.

Select The Files

By default, all file types on your iPhone or iPad will be checked. You can Back up all data or selectively choose the file types you need.

Backup Completed

After selected, just click the "Backup" button and wait a few second to complete the backup process. You can directly view the backup from the iCareFone.

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Downgrade iOS 16 Beta with ReiBoot

Downgrade iOS 16 Beta with ReiBoot

  • Connect your device and click “Downgrade iOS” at the bottom left of the panel.

  • Choose "Deep Downgrade" Option.

  • After downloading the firmware package, you can start Deep Downgrade.

Notices

  • Make Sure that you have made a backup before downgrading iOS 16.
  • Unsigned version cannot currently be downgraded.

Downgrade iOS 16 with iTunes

  • Go to ipsw.me and download the firmware that matches your iOS device.

  • Launch iTunes or Finder on your computer and connect your device to a computer.

  • Click Restore iPhone while holding down the Option/Alt key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and locate the IPSW file you downloaded earlier.

Notices

  • It's vital to back up iPhone with iTunes before downgrading iOS. But sometimes you cannot restore backup from the newer iOS version if you have downgraded to previous version. So, a third-party backup tool like Tenorshare iCareFone can be a good alternative method to back up.

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