Apple has finally made its new iOS 11 official for over 20 different iOS devices. The new iOS 11 comes with the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X out-of-the-box. Along with this, the giant has also unveiled its new macOS High Sierra and watchOS4 to upgrade pretty much all the Apple products. If you have already upgraded your iDevice with iOS 11, here’s our tutorial to guide you about how you can downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 10.
Before we move on to the actual downgrade tutorial, there are a few things which you need to care about. We will talk about everything here. As promised during the event, the new iOS 11 officially released on September 19th for many iDevices. You can even download and install iOS 11 Golden Master to your iPhone with our guidelines. So, there is a bunch of new updates available to try out on your iOS devices officially.
You are here means you have already upgraded your iOS device with the new iOS 11 update. If you don’t like the new iOS 11 and want to downgrade it with the older iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 10, then we would guide you on the same with proper steps.
Note : If you downgrade your newly upgraded iOS 11 device to the older iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 10, you will lose all the data of your iPhone which you might don’t want to do. You will even not be able to restore your backup files of the iOS 11 on iOS 10 which means, all the data and everything which is currently available on the iOS 11 device, will be completely wiped away.
Make sure you have read everything above well and if you are still looking for the downgrade process, then let’s get started with it right away.
You can follow this process on Windows or Mac systems easily. The only thing is required is a latest version of iTunes installed on your device. If you are not aware about how to download iTunes on your system, just follow below given link and you will be able to download iTunes’ latest version from there.
Click on to the above mentioned link once, you will be taken to an official iTunes page. From the home page, you can select the System on which you want to download and install iTunes from the left side bar. Select it properly and hit the Download button. A setup file of a respective PC system of iTunes will be downloaded. And then, you can manually install it to a respective PC just like you install any other software.
Once you are done with the installation process of iTunes’ latest version to your PC, you are good to go with the process.
Downgrade iOS 11 To iOS 10.3.3 / iOS 10
Step 1 :
Make sure to have iTunes’ latest version installed on your system. You can get it installed from the above mentioned link for your PC system.
Step 2 :
After this, you have to download the IPSW file of the required iOS for your respective iDevice. You will get the list of all the available iDevices with their respective iOS 10.3.3 IPSW files later on. You can jump on to the tutorial and can select a respective iOS device and get an IPSW file from there.
Step 3 :
Once you get the IPSW file for a respective iOS device, you have to turn off Fine my iPhone feature from your device. Just follow below given path to do so.
Go to : Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone toggle the button Off and this feature will turned off itself.
Step 4 :
You will be asked to authenticate with it by entering your iCloud password. Enter a proper password and authenticate it.
Step 5 :
Now, make sure to connect your iOS device to the PC system by using a proper USB data cable. Make sure to use the original data cable.
Step 6 :
Launch the iTunes software on a PC. Or the system will itself launch it for your system.
Step 7 :
After this, you have to put your iPhone into DFU or Recovery Mode. You have to use a combination of keys for the same. Press and hold Power button and Home button for upto 10 seconds. Release the Power button after 10 seconds but still hold the Home button. The device will itself went to the DFU Mode and iTunes will display a message about detecting your iPhone.
Step 8 :
Once you detect a message on the iTunes, you just need to press and hold the Option Key in Mac or Shift Key in Windows system and then click on Restore iPhone option.
Step 9 :
You will have to choose the IPSW file which you have downloaded for a respective iDevice. Browse the file once you are asked by the system.
Step 10 :
Once you have selected a proper file, the system will itself extract the file and restore it back to your iOS device.
Step 11 :
After a few minutes, the iOS device will reboot and it will start with iOS 10 welcome screen.
Once you see the iOS 10 Welcome screen with Hello, you will be asked your new iPhone. Yes, it is like you have bought a new iPhone as all the data of your iOS device will be wiped and you have to reset your iPhone back by following simple instructions.
Download iOS 10.3.3 Final IPSW
- 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 7 (iPhone9,1)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,2)
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,3)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,4)
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch (6th-generation)
- 9.7-inch iPad 2017 (WiFi)
- 9.7-inch iPad 2017 (Cellular)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2017 (WiFi)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2017 (Cellular)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- 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 WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad mini 4 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 4 (Cellular)
Since, Apple has brought a whole bunch of new and innovative features on the new iOS 11, we would not recommend you to downgrade your iOS device back to the iOS 10. You will not get any features of the latest iOS 11 if you downgrade your device with the iOS 10.