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How to Downgrade from iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7.1.1

How to Downgrade from iOS 9/8 to iOS 7.1.1 (or from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2)

Sept. 25, 2014 3:45 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iOS 8 Tips
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Upgraded to iOS 9.3/8 beta with a lot of expectations but then find many bugs and crashes along with iOS 8 beta? You could still return to iOS 7 since you are only with the beta iOS 8. The downgrading process is pretty simple. This post covers how to downgrade from iOS 9/8 to iOS 7.1.1 as well as some warnings.

downgrade from ios 8 beta to ios 7.1.1

Important Note: In particular, the steps for downgrading iOS only work for iOS 8 beta. Once you've upgraded to iOS 8 which will be officially released this fall, there's no way to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.

Warnings: Watch Out for iPhone or iPad Data Loss

Before you start the downgrading, it's crucial for you to note that you will lose all your data from iOS 8 beta, as you cannot restore from an iOS 8 backup on iOS 7. If you have an iOS 7 iTunes or iCloud backup, you are still able to restore from that iOS 7 backup when you are back with iOS 7.1.1.

If you have no backup at all, you could consider transferring all important iPhone or iPad data (including contacts, text messages, call history, notes, photos, etc.) to computer with the help of iAny Transfer before downgrading.

What You Need to Prepare

Steps to Downgrade iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8 or from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2(Updated)

While iOS 8 brings several interesting features to iPhone and iPad, some users may simply not be thrilled by the new OS. Some users complain that iOS 8 slows iPhone, iPhone WhatsApp crash, iPhone photos lost after iOS update, etc. If this is the case, you can downgrade from iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8 or from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2.

Steps to Downgrade from iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7.1.1

When all is ready, you could use the steps below to downgrade from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7.

Now that you've downgraded to iOS 7.1.1, you need to wait patiently for iOS 8 which would be greater than the iOS 8 beta.

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