iOS 16 or iPadOS 16

iOS 16 or iPadOS 16

Everything You Need to Know

Learn more about the new amazing features in iOS 16 in advance, get to know all the update issues and solutions, and the tips about iOS downgrade. You cannot miss them!

iOS 16 Ultimate Guide
iOS Update Issues And Fixes
iOS Downgrade Guide

How to Downgrade iOS 16

Back Up Your Device Before Downgrade

Since iOS 16 has been released, you might encounter some of its glitches. Or the latest iOS version doesn't run as well on your older iPhone or you just don't like the changes Apple has made. To solve these problems, you need to consider an iOS 16 downgrade. However, a big warning about downgrading your device — might cause complete data loss in the process. Therefore, it's necessary to prepare back up your device before a downgrade.

Option 1: iCloud Backup

Directions to back up using iCloud:

  • 1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network
  • 2. Tap Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud.
  • 3. Scroll down, tap iCloud Backup. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
  • 4. Backing Up now, stay connecting to your Wi-Fi network until complete.
  • 5. Backup finished: Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, select your device.

Automatically back up with iCloud Backup:

  • 1. Open Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup, turn on iCloud Backup
  • 2. Connect your device to a power source.
  • 3. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • 4. Make sure the device's screen is locked.
  • 5. Ensure you have available space in iCloud for the backup.
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Option 2: iTunes Backup

Directions to back up using iTunes:

  • 1. Open iTunes and connect the device to the computer.
  • 2. Once a message asks for a device passcode or to trust this computer, just follow the onscreen steps.
  • 3. Select your device in iTunes.
  • 4. Click File > Devices > Backup.
  • 5. Click Back Up Now from the Summary page.
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How to Downgrade iOS 16

After you back up your device and get ready, you’re probably wondering if there’s a way to go back to the old version. Now you can take the assistance of any other third-party tool or iTunes to downgrade safely. Here’s what you need to do to go back to the old version on your iPhone. To make sure you can downgrade easily and safely, we provided the two top solutions for the iOS 16 downgrade. Detailed guide on downgrade iOS.

Downgrade with iToolab FixGo in 1-Click

  • Step 1: Launch FixGo and connect your iOS device to your PC.
  • Step 2: Choose "Standard Mode".
  • Step 3: Select the version you want to downgrade to.
  • Step 4: Download the iOS firmware file.
  • Step 5: Downgrading iOS 16 will be done in minutes.

iToolab FixGo

  • Selectively download the firmware package
  • Downgrade iOS 16 to any supported versions
  • Recovery/DFU Mode is not required
  • Faster than the normal way of downgrading
  • Best choice for iOS 16 update/system issues
  • No technical expertise required and 100% safe

Note:

Sit back and wait for a while when downloading the compatible firmware for your iOS device.

Downgrade iOS 16 with iTunes

  • Step 1: Back up your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Go to ipsw.me and download the firmware that matches your iOS device.
  • Step 3: Launch the iTunes or Finder on your computer and connect your device to the computer.
  • Step 4: Click Restore iPhone while holding down the Option/Alt key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and locate the IPSW file you downloaded earlier.
  • Step 5: Wait for the new IPSW file to be installed on your device.
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Note:

  • Downgrade iOS 16 with iTunes will cause data loss
  • Download firmware package online may fails
  • Complicated steps to downgrade iOS version
  • Take a long time to downgrade iOS version

Downgrade Issues And Fixes

If you are one of those users who are facing iOS 16 downgrade problems and don't know how to solve them. Here We have listed some common iOS 16 downgrading issues with simple fixes.

Issue 1: iOS 16 Downgrade Stuck in Apple Logo/Recovery Mode/DFU Mode

iOS 16 downgrading may not proceed successfully when your iPhone downgrade stuck on Apple Logo/Recovery Mode/DFU Mode. Before you take any solutions, please wait for a few minutes. If you’re facing the iPhone downgrade stuck problem, check out these quick fixes below to learn how to fix this problem.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart iPhone: Press the correct key combinations (Power + Home/Volume Down buttons).
  • Clear historical data: Go to Safari settings on iOS 16 and tap on “Clear History and Website Data”.
  • Connect to iTunes: Launch an updated version of iTunes on your system and connect your iPhone to it. Then restore your device.
  • Use a repair tool: If you don’t want to cause any data loss or harm to your device, then use an expert third-party tool. We highly recommend iToolab FixGo, which can fix all the prominent iOS 16 issues.

Issue 2: Data Loss After iOS 16 Downgrade

Losing the important files is certainly a headache situation that no one likes during the iOS 16 downgrade. But when it happen, many users said they could not find their photos, music, contacts, videos, etc. after the iOS 16 downgrade. To solve this issue, we recommend the below solutions.

Quick Fixes:

  • Restore a previous backup: If you have already taken a backup using iTunes, then launch it and connect your device to the system. Click on “Restore Backup” on the Summary tap.
  • Use a data recovery tool: If you forget to back up your iOS data before the downgrade, then we recommend using a data recovery tool.

Issue 3: iCloud/iTunes Backup Can't Be Restored to iPhone After iOS 16 Downgrade

We often end up losing the saved data on our iPhone/iPad after downgrading from iOS 16. To overcome this issue, we try to restore an existing backup from iCloud or iTunes. However, if the iOS version is different, then you might find the backup cannot be restored. No worries, you can try the following suggestions.

Quick Fixes:

  • Manage phone storage: Go to Settings > Storage and tap on “Manage Storage”. From here, you can check if you have enough free space for the backup to be restored or not.
  • Update iTunes: If you are using an outdated version of iTunes, then go to your iTunes menu and check for the available updates.
  • Delete corrupted backup files: Go to the Device Preferences on iTunes and view the existing backups. Delete the previous corrupted backup files and retry the restoring process.
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