Whenever a new version of OS hits the market, people love to have a look at it. Despite the fact that it is a beta version, they still upgrade their phones to it as they want to know all the features that the version has to offer. After you are done looking at the feature and you want to get back to a more stable version, we suggest you check out our article on how to downgrade iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 Beta to iOS 11.4
Although Apple released a beta version, but it seems that, the version does have a lot to offer. it comes with outstanding and amazing new features. You can update your iPhone or iPad to this version; however, do remember that it is a beta version. It means that the version is not going to be stable. You will come across numerous bugs and issues. After the initial excitement regarding the update is over, you will want to downgrade iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 beta to iOS 11.4.
You may also read: Tutorial on How to Downgrade iOS device running iOS 11.3
Downgrade iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 beta to iOS 11.4: Prerequisites
After the downgrade, you will not be able to restore your phone to iOS 12 iTunes or iCloud backup. Therefore, we suggest you create a backup of all the important data before you go on with downgrading.
The process is going to take some time, so be patient and ensure that you have 70 percent of battery life.
How to downgrade iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 beta to iOS 11.4
Below are the steps to downgrade your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Download the iOS 11.4 IPSW form the links below. Just ensure that you download it for the right device.
Note: If you are using Firefox or Chrome to download, you need to rename the .zip file to .ipsw file. In case you are using Safari, then just enable the auto unzip feature.
Step 2: Disable the Find My iPhone on your device. For this, go to Settings, iCloud and then look for Find My iPhone. Toggle off the app.
Step 3: Put your iOS device in the DFU mode. If your phone is older than iPhone 7, follow the steps below.
- Connect your device to the computer.
- Switch off your device.
- After you, turn it off, press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds.
- Without releasing the Power button, press downs the Home button for about 10 seconds.
- Let go of the power button, but keep pressing home button until you see the iTunes popup message. It means the computer has detected your device and you have entered the Recovery mode. In case you are unable to see the pop-up message, then you need to repeat these steps again.
- Finally, click on the Okay button.
Step 4: To restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you need to press and hold the Shift key in Windows, and Alt/Option key on Mac.
Step 5: Now search for the file that you downloaded in the first step and click on it.
Step 6: finally tap on the Restore, Update option, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 7: The iTunes will verify the software and then install it on your device. Be patient as the device will take around 10 minutes.
Step 8: Your phone will restart after the process is completed. That is it, you can again enjoy a stable iOS on your phone.
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