So you’re not happy with how the new iOS 11 performs on your iPhone, you might want to go back to iOS 10 because iOS 11 is draining your battery or you just don’t like the new ‘Control Centre’. If your iPhone’s battery doesn’t last long go and read our iOS 11 battery saving tips before you proceed with downgrading to iOS 10.
Downgrading to iOS 10 is a pretty simple process – this is what you’re going to need to be successful:
- An iPhone or iPad running iOS 11
- A Computer running the latest version of iTunes (Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed. Go to Help > Check for Updates.)
- An iPhone compatible data cable (lightning cable)
- A copy of iOS 10.3.3 IPSW ( Download it to your desktop or somewhere easy to find.)
Step 1 – Download a copy of iOS 10.3.3
You will need a copy of iOS 10.3.3 which you can download from here <– Click to download.
Download the relevant file from that page Ex. iPhone_7Plus_10.3.3_14G60_Restore.ipsw. and save it to your desktop or somewhere easy to find.
Step 2 – Turn off Find My iPhone.
Before you perform a restore you have to turn off Find My iPhone. To do this, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud. Scroll down to Find My iPhone and make sure that it is turned off.
Step 3 – Connect your iOS device to your computer
Connect your iOS device to your computer and make sure that iTunes (the latest version) is open.
Step 4 – Put your iOS device into DFU recovery mode.
If you don’t know how to do this, please follow our guide on how to reset your iPhone. Once you enter DFU mode, iTunes will let you know that it detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You can click OK on this message and begin the recovery process.
Step 5 – Restore iPhone (iPad) in iTunes.
Hold down the SHIFT key if you’re on Windows, or the Option key if you’re on a Mac, and at the same time click on Restore iPhone or Restore iPad in iTunes.
Step 7 – Find the iOS 10.3.3 Restore File you downloaded at Step 1
A window will come up asking you to browse for the iOS IPSW file. In this case, you want to select the iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file that you downloaded in step 1. At this point, iTunes begins the process of restoring your device.
Once finished, iOS will ask you if you want to restore a backup or if you want to set up as a new device. Note that you’ll only be able to restore backups made with iOS 10.3.3.
So there you have it, you are now running iOS 10.3.3