Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 in iPhone Step by step [How to]

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

After many updates in iOS 9 public beta version, Apple is preparing to launch final iOS 9 for publically. Still are you suffering problem with new iOS 9? And want to move back in to old iOS, here is the step by step guide on how to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 in iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Before that you have to prepare your iPhone for downgrade current iOS version.

We got query from online forums, many users are not correctly installed iOS 8.4.1 in Old iPhone models, iPhone 5S/ 5, iPhone 4S. So this time Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 should be maximum chance.

Pre requisite conditions: Please take whole iPhone backup before start update or upgrade iOS 8.

Steps for Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Go to the setting app, Disable/ Turn off passcode before start downgrade your iOS device with past iOS.

Disable/ Turn off Find My iPhone under the iCloud setting option.Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Download iOS 8.4 firmware (IPSW file) or iOS 8.4.1 from here

Here you can downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 through iTunes, only. Without iTunes you can’t downgrade latest iOS version.

Step 1: Now connect your iOS device with lighting cable to your PC/ MAC.

Step 2: Once your device will display in iTunes, you can read full details about your device. And tap on summery tab from the right pane.

Step 3: Then, you can see two options like: Check for Update and Restore Updates

Step 4: For Mac: Press and hold Option/ Alt key and click on restore iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch button.

For Windows: Press and hold left shift key and Click on restore iPhone.

Step 5: Then you can see brows prompt, there you can choose previous downloaded iPSW file.

Now, Wait and take sit back until your device restart automatically and Once boot you can check Setting > General > about. iOS version.

From the above steps if you getting problem on Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9 to iOS 8.X share with correct error description and we are happy to assist personally.

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