How to Downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 Step by Step Correctly

Summary

How to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 on iPhone/iPad/iPod? Is it possible to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5, 9.3.4 or other iOS? Let’s get the answer.

Aug. 29, 2016

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Question: "Anyone has the step by step to downgrade from IOS 10 to IOS 9.3.5? I’v upgraded my iPhone to iOS 10 once it’s available to download and install, but found it’s not stable and always stuck when downloading apps. Now I am downgrading, but it’s frozen on my iTunes. And can I downgrade to iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 9.3.4? Please Help!"

You may be one of people who meet some iOS 10 problems, regret installing this operating system, but don't know how to correctly downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad. Don’t worry! Follow this post, you will know whether it’s possible to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5, iOS 9.3.4 or earlier iOS operating system on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, and how to delete iOS 10 and reinstall iOS 9 on iPhone iPad step by step.

What You Should Know Before Downgrading iOS 10 to iOS 9

Before downgrading iOS 10 to iOS 9, there are something important you should know first. We list them below:

1.Backup your iPhone first, so that you can get back lost data once failing to downgrade iOS 10.

2.Be patient, downgrading is a long process depending on the size of the data on your device.

3.You cannot downgrade to iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.3 or earlier iOS operating system because Apple isn’t signing these firmware.

4.You cannot restore your device with the backup you created in iOS 10, but the backup in iOS 9.3.5 or earlier version after you downgrading. But don’t worry, some iPhone backup extracting tools enable you to view contents on iTunes backup and iCloud backup in iOS 10, and help you extract data from backup to your iOS device.

How to Downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 Step by Step

Requirements: iTunes, USB data cable, computer, your iOS device.

Step 1. Download iOS 9.3.5 firmware for your iOS device.

Downgrading from iOS 10 final version to iOS 9 requires you to download previous iOS 9 ipsw file first. If there is no signed iOS 9 ipsw for your device, you cannot downgrade. You can check whether there is iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file for your device via ipsw.me. If there is signed iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file available, just download the file to your computer.

Download iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file for iPhone 6s – Step 1

Download iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file for iPhone 6s – Step 1

Step 2. Turn off Find My iPhone. Go to settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch > Turn it off.

Turn off Find My iPhone – Step 2

Turn off Find My iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Connect your iOS device to computer and run your iTunes.

Step 4. Put device into DFU mode.

Press the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time. After Apple logo appears, release "Power" button but still hold on "Home" button till you see "Connect to iTunes".

 Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 4

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 4

Step 5.iTunes will alerts that it has detected an iPhone (or iPad/iPod) in recovery Mode, and asked you to restore your device. Agree to restore your device by clicking "OK".

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 5

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 5

Step 6. Search your device icon on iTunes and click it.

Downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 6

Downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 6

Step 7. Choose Summary tab and click "Restore iPhone (or iPad/iPod)...".

How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 7

How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 – Step 7

Step 8. Find iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file you downloaded, select it and click "Open". You will see a pop up window telling that you are going to downgrade to iOS 9.3.5, and the process will erase all data on your device. If you have backed up your device, just click "Update and Restore" to continue.

The Bottom Line

After installing iOS 9.3.5, you’ll be asked to set up a new iPhone or iPad, now you can choose to set up a new iPhone or restore your device from iTunes backup or iCloud backup in iOS 9.3.5 or earlier iOS version.

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