For anyone not loving the latest beta software on their iPhone or iPad, reverting to the previous version is possible. While the Apple Beta Software Program gives brave souls a sneak peek at new features, some may prefer to uninstall iOS 16 beta or avoid it altogether. After all, beta software is still in the testing stages so that problems can be worked out ahead of general release.
The Apple Beta Software Program allows anyone to run next generation software on their Apple devices. iOS 15 and its new features are in the works, and Apple has delivered the latest beta to participants in the program. As usual, there could be bugs or other problems with versions of iOS that are not yet fully baked.
Should you wish to remove iOS 15 from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch immediately, it's possible to downgrade. After downgrading from iOS 15 beta back to iOS 14, the final release of iOS 15 can be installed after it's officially launched this fall.
While iOS 14 ranks among the more stable initial releases from Apple, there will always be some problems with beta software. Since iOS 14 continues to be under development, issues such as crashing, shorter battery life, and apps breaking can happen. If you have installed the developer or public beta version of iOS 14 and wish to downgrade to iOS 13, the iPhone can be restored to a backup or iOS 13 factory settings.
When Apple stops signing iOS 13, downgrading from iOS 14 using the steps below will not work. In the meantime, iOS 14 beta can be uninstalled from your device.
Running the latest and greatest beta software can be exciting. It can also be premature, as there's a reason why they call it beta testing. For those with a device running iOS 12 beta, downgrading back to iOS 11 may be a preferred option. This means re-joining the wait for a public release of iOS 12 this fall.
Apple has stopped signing iOS version 10.3.1 right on schedule. Now that approximately one month has passed since the release of iOS 10.3.2, device owners will not be able to install or downgrade to the previous version. The news comes after Apple seeded the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta to developers last week.