Thanks largely to a number of excellent features ultra-advanced Messages, superior Lock screen, expanded use of 3D Touch, iOS 10 has been quite successful in charming users. And, why not? It is easily the best ever iOS update.
But, if you are not having a great time on iOS 10 or simply don’t want to use the latest OS any more, there is a way to go back to iOS 9.3.5. Follow this simple guide to downgrade the iOS 10.
How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone and iPad
Must Check Out:
- Apple is still signing iOS 9.3.5 to allow downgrade from iOS 10.
- You must have a backup from iOS 9 available.
- The Backups which you had made on iOS 10 can’t be restored on iOS 9.3.5.
There are two methods through which you can downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5.
Step #1. Download the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file for your iPhone/iPad on your computer.
Here is the direct link to download the compatible firmware file on your Mac or Windows PC.
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5C (CDMA)
- iPhone 5C (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 2 (Cellular)
- iPad Air (4,2 Cellular)
- iPad Air
- iPad Air (4,3 China)
- iPad 4 (CDMA)
- iPad 4 (GSM)
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 3 (GSM)
- iPad 3 (CDMA)
- iPad 2 (2,4)
- iPad 2 (2,1)
- iPad 2 (GSM)
- iPad 2 (CDMA)
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Mini 4 (Cellular)
- iPad Mini 3 (4,9 China)
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 3 (4,8 Cellular)
- iPad Mini 2 (4,5 Cellular)
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 2 ( 4,6 China)
- iPod touch (5th generation)
- iPod touch (6th generation)
Step #2. Next, you have to connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Then, launch iTunes on your computer and then select your device from the top left menu.
Step #3. On your Mac: You need to hold the OPTION and Command Key then click the “Restore” button.
On your Windows: You have to Hold on SHIFT and then click the “Restore” button.
Step #4. You have to navigate to the IPSW file which you have just downloaded.
iTunes will inform you that it will erase your iOS device and all the data will be lost. Proceed ahead with the process.
After the process has been completed, your iPhone will reboot to the welcome screen. Next, you need to restore your backup.
Step #1. Download the iOS 9.3.5 firmware file on your computer. Turn off Find My iPhone on your device. (Settings → iCloud → Find My iPhone)
Step #2. Connect your smartphone to the computer. Launch iTunes.
Step #3. Put your iPhone into DFU mode. Hold down both Power and Home buttons for about 10 seconds.
Now, you have to release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button until your device enters DFU mode. iTunes will inform you that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode.
Step #4. Next, you need to follow the steps explained above from 3 to 4.
You may also read: How to Back Up Your iPhone Before Installing iOS 10