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How to downgrade iOS 15 beta to iOS 14

Apple Beta Software Program

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.

How to downgrade from iOS 14 on iPhone

iOS 14

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.

How to downgrade from iOS 12 beta to iOS 11

iOS 12

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.

How can I downgrade my iPhone to iOS 9?

iPhone 6s

iPhone owners looking to downgrade from iOS 10 to the previous version (iOS 9.3.5) are out of luck. This week, Apple stopped signing the latest iOS 9 firmware. This means that downgrading to the earlier operating system is not possible. At this time, the only versions of iOS that can be installed are iOS 10.0.2 and 10.0.3. Apple released iOS 10.0.3 exclusively for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For all other iPhones iOS 10.0.2 remains the current version.

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