Downgrade from iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1 without losing data

Once you have experienced the newest features on iOS 10.2, besides the rumors about jailbreak tool for iOS 10.1.1 can make you eager to downgrade to lower iOS version. You usually think downgrading that means losing data, but we don’t say that. Today, in this post, we have something great for you, that is we will guide you how to downgrade to iOS 10.1.1 without losing data on your device.

Before performing the process, you should to make note something:

  • You can just downgrade to two lower iOS versions: iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 ass Apple still allows signing in two of them.
  • Make a full backup of your data on iTunes or iCloud.
  • This process includes deleting data on your device and restoring from the backup, so the time will depend on the size of the backup as well as the internet speed.
  • Turn off Find My iPhone feature

When you are ready, simply follow the given steps:

  • Download the .ipsw of iOS 10.1.1 for your device from here (choose the compatible firmware with your device)
  • Then download and install the latest iTunes version for your Mac/ Windows: here
  • Connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB lightning cable, and then open iTunes.
  • Your device is now ready to downgrade to iOS 10.1.1.
  • Hold the Option keyon the Mac, or the Shift key on Windows, then click on “Update” button to starting downgrading.

Note:  If you don’t hold Option or Shift key, your device will automatically be updated to the latest iOS version.

  • Choose the folder that contains the iOS 10.1.1 firmware. iTunes will start installing a fresh version of iOS 10.1.1 to your device.
  • Once downgraded, unplug the cable and press the Power button to boot your device.

Also see: Download and Install the iOS 10.2 developer Beta 1 for your iPhone or iPad

That’s all you need to do. Your device now runs the iOS 10.1.1, and you will see nothing change on your iOS device. Do you see it useful? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comment below.

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