This concise guide explains how to downgrade iOS 11.1 to 11.0.3 or 11.0.2 on iPhone and iPad devices.
If you installed and ran iOS 11.1 beta from Apple and noticed that its performance doesn’t suit you, you must be wondering how to downgrade iOS 11.1 to 11.0.3 or 11.0.2. As Apple is still signing the mentioned software versions, you might want to simply roll back to the iOS 11.0.3 or iOS 11.0.2 and use these versions until the iOS 11.1 full version is released. With this guide, you will downgrade iOS 11.1 without a sweat.
Step 1: Get the latest version of iTunes on your Windows or Mac
As with other downgrades that we wrote about, you will need to have the most recent version of iTunes running on your PC in order to downgrade iOS 11.1 to iOS 11.0.3 or 11.0.2. In your iTunes app on your computer, click “Account” and then choose “Check for Available Downloads.” Make sure to install the last version if you don’t have iTunes at all.
Step 2: Get the right IPSW file
After checking for the iTunes updates, download the proper iOS 11.0.3 or 11.02 IPSW file for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It is of fundamental importance that you download the correct file. If you want to run iOS 11.0.3, you download the particular IPSW file for that system, if you’re going to run iOS 11.0.2, you do the same but for the mentioned software version.
Step 3: Turn off iCloud on your iPhone or iPad
In order to disable iCloud on your device, go to “Settings” and tap “iCloud,” tap “Find My iPhone” and disable it. You will need to input your iCloud password to disable this function.
Step 4: Enter DFU / Recovery Mode
In order to downgrade iOS 11.1 to 11.0.3 or 11.0.2, you will need to hard-restart your iPhone to enter the Recovery mode. If you own any device before iPhone 7, press and hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds. The Apple logo will appear which is the right time for you to release the power button. Hold your Home button, until iTunes notifies you about your device entering the Recovery Mode.
Step 5: Downgrade iOS 11.1 to 11.0.3 or 11.0.2
For Mac users: Press and hold the “Option” key and click the “Restore iPhone” button once prompted in iTunes.
For Windows users: Hold down the “Shift” button and then select “Restore iPhone.”
After you chose to Restore iPhone on either device, you will have to browse the IPSW file you previously downloaded. Apple’s software will take it from there.