Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020
iOS 8 installed iPhone, iPad might be gives shocking experience, it’s hence that, iOS 8 in developing mode(beta version). From the apple rumors we can say iOS 8 user preview coming in this fall. So more over user are downgrading iOS 8 to iOS 7, till today Apple released iOS beta 5 version for developer preview. In the list of recent bugs and some of big fix, like WhatsApp crashing in iOS 8 beta OS. So no one can accept or install iOS 8 update in own mobile. Are you one of them, so here’s how to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7, iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1.2 step by step guide.
For the different iOS, steps are same but you have to download set up of only for your iPhone, iPad version and model from the given below link.
Note: You have developer account, than you can install and use iOS 8 beta update in your iPhone and iPad.
Must read before downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7, iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1.2:
- Use iTunes way of downgrade iOS in your iPhone, and iPad via USB connection on iDevice and Computer.
- Keep backup your iDevice on iCloude through iTunes before downgrade
Steps to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7, iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1.2 in iPhone and iPad
You are moving iOS 7.1.2 or older version of iOS, You must have firmware (.ipsw) file as of your iDevice model and configurations. Don’t have you, then download firmware file from below links of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You have already downloaded .ipsw file, you don’t need to download it again.
- (.ipsw) Firmware file for iPhone
- (.ipsw) Firmware file for iPad
- (.ipsw) Firmware file for iPod touch
Step 1: Connect your iOS 8 beta device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) to your computer(Mac or windows)
Step 2: Open iTunes in your Windows or Mac system, than select or open your iPhone and iPad connected with iTunes. If you didn’t find than search your device from right corner of the screen.
You can see below screen,
Step 3: Browse .ipsw file (different for your device model and iPhone/iPad/ iPodtouch).
To browse, tap (Alt key + mouse click) for Mac and tap (shift + mouse click) on Windows on check for update button given in below image.
Select .ipsw file and click on update button.
Note: are you getting error, to solve this disable “Find my iPhone” from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
ITunes gives message for verification for start update process. Click of update.
Step 5: This process will downgrade your iPhone, iPad and iPodtouch to iOS 7, iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1.2 as of you want on downgrade from iOS 8.
Step 6: At the end you will see hello screen in your iPhone, iPad and iPodtouch. Now you are done. Swipe to right and Unlock with Passcode to enter in.
Step 7: you are done, you can check current version of iOS in your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Settings > General > about > version after downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.
To check out this: Which Apple devices will Compatible with coming iOS 8?
We keenness that, you feel rest after downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7. Do comment as of your experience on downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7 or iOS 7.1.2.