We all were excited for new iOS 10 and waited for so much of our time to get a hand on it . We all loved the new UI , icons, and features but sadly it is making few models slow. There are many iPhone 5 , iPhone 5s users facing problems , lags etc . So here is a guide on How to downgrade from iOS 10 back to iOS 9 and get your iPhone back to a working condition, and enjoy your phone.
How to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 :
You can downgrade from iOS 10 with iTunes on a Mac or a Windows PC, here is what to do:
- Make sure that you have a backup available for your device. This backup will store on your PC or Mac as an IPSW file. Storage usually occurs in a path such as a username/Library/iTunes /, where ‘username’ is the login name you use to log into Mac OS X or Windows. There should be a folder, ‘iPad Software Updates’, iPhone Software Updates or iPad Software Updates. You’ll need to look for the last version of iOS 9, which is iOS 9.3.2.ipsw. Make sure the file has the name of your device, and the iOS number, such as dheerajiphone_9.3.2_Restore.ipsw.
- If you don’t have a backup then download the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file for your iPhone or iPad and place the .ipsw file somewhere easy to find like the Desktop or Downloads folder.
- Connect your iPhone / iPad to your computer using a lighting to USB cable.
- Next, open iTunes on your computer. Select your iPhone from the top left menu.
- On your Mac: Hold the OPTION and Command Key then click the “Restore” button.
- On your Windows: Hold SHIFT and then click the “Restore” button.
- Navigate to the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file you saved in the second step and choose to restore
If you are prompted with a message stating that you’re running the latest version of iOS, restart your device in Recovery mode. To do this, turn off your device and unplug it from your PC or Mac and hold the Home button while you plug the cable back into your PC or Mac.
iTunes will prompt you that your iOS device’s data will erase and eventually you will lose all your data. Just go ahead with the process and install the iOS 9.3.5 on your device.
Once the process is successfully complete, iTunes will confirm it to you. The iPhone will reboot to the welcome screen.
Now, restore your backup as usual. Only the backup which you had made on iOS 9.3.5 or older will work.