Apple’s major software update is here. Everyone got to upgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 11 and get the best of new functions and the improved old ones. However, due to the unsolved compatibility with certain apps, iOS 11 might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Fortunately, Apple allowed everyone to downgrade to any firmware that is still signed and supported by Apple. The only previous firmware signed by Apple is currently iOS 10.3.3. In this article, we will describe how to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 and restore your device’s old look.
How to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3
- Before downgrading, keep in mind that you won’t be able to backup data you created using iOS 11 from iCloud or iTunes. With that in mind, make sure that your iTunes app is up to date and ready to use. If not, you can easily update it. On the other side, if you don’t own an iTunes app, you can swiftly download and install it here.
- After updating/downloading your iTunes on your PC or MAC, you can start with the downgrading process. On this link, you can access iOS 10.3.3 for all its’ supported devices. Find your device and download the IPSW file. Be cautious and don’t download the wrong file. Otherwise, you are risking the downgrading process to fail and lose all the data you had before.
- Turn off Find my iPhone feature by going into settings, tap iCloud, tap Find my Phone and then toggle the switch off.
- Connect your device to USB and then to PC or MAC. Launch iTunes and put your phone in DFU/recovery mode. While older devices only need to have the home button pressed for 10 seconds to enter DFU mode, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have a different way to jump into recovery mode.
- If you didn’t launch iTunes app, do it now and choose to Restore iPhone. If you are a MAC user, make sure to hold the left Option Key meanwhile. If you are a Windows user, do the same by pressing the left Shift key.
After you select the firmware file you want to downgrade to, iTunes will extract it and proceed to restore the phone to its prior setting. After it is finished and Apple verifies the downgrade, your device will boot into normal iOS 10 Home screen.
Don’t worry, downgrading iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 won’t prohibit you from installing iOS 11 again when you will feel like it. These downgrades are frequent occurrence until the new software update is stable enough to use.
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