We understand that when a new iOS comes out, people are excited to update their phones to it, regardless the fact that it is a beta version. We all know that by definition, the first update of any iOS or better known as the beta version is unstable. There are a number of bugs that are fixed in the full and final version. So, in case you want a stable iOS we would highly recommend that you wait for the final version of it.
However, for people who are unable to sustain themselves and they want the update as soon as it is out, regardless the string attached. But they can also update their iOS to the full and final version once it is out. In this article, we are going to teach you how to switch from an iOS Beta to the Official iOS release. Also, we will be telling you a method through which you can downgrade your iOS.
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Downgrade to the Public Release iOS:
To enjoy the new features, you are upgraded your phone to the latest beta version of iOS. However, after a while, you realize that the beta version comes with a number of bugs and you don’t want it anymore. What are you to do? Simple, you just have to download your iPhone to the latest public release of iOS. For instance, you have iOS 11 beta version, you can also remove it and get back to the iOS 10.3.2.
There is a string attached, downgrading your phone will restore it to the previous iOS version, but you are bound to lose all your data. Even the backup is not going to be of any help, as the data is not going to be backward compatible with the previous version of iOS.
Downgrade from iOS beta to the latest Official iOS version
- The first thing that you need to do is make a backup of your important data including photo etc., as you are bound to lose everything once your phone is downgraded.
- You need to download the latest official iOS version for your device onto your computer.
- You then have to turn off the Find my iPhone app. Go to Setting, from there to Apple Id, iCloud and Find My iPhone and turn it off.
- Once down, open iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone or iPad using a USB cable to your PC.
- Click on the Summary tab of iTunes and then search for basic information on your iPhone.
- Now hold the Shit key in Windows and Option key on Mac and then click on Restore iPhone/iPad.
- A window will pop up with all the previous iOS, you can then select the file that you downloaded in the second step.
- iTunes will then install the latest official firmware on your device. Once the restore is completed, you would have to set up your phone again.
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Update to the official Release- Method 2
This is a relatively easy thing to do and the best part is that you won’t lose your data, nor would you have to setup your phone all over again. All you have to do is wait for the official version of the beta version you are currently using and update your phone. For example, you are using a beta version of iOS 11, wait for the official version and then update. To update, go to Setting, General, Software Update, and press install if there is an update.