How to Downgrade iOS 17 Beta to iOS 17.3.1 Final? Here’s Guide

No offense, but if your patience level is not so high, then don’t ever opt for betas. Whether it is iOS or MacOS, the betas are jam-packed with bugs and errors that no one has ever thought of. For starters, you will find performance issues on your iPhone, app crashing randomly, and settings won’t work, and more. iOS 16 update is full-fledged with a feature that even I can’t keep it from my iPhone if you are the one and downloaded the iOS 16 Beta, and already took a glimpse of iOS 16 features, then rolling back to the iOS 15 until the stable iOS 16.x Public releases, is a wise choice.

Officially there is a way to downgrade the iOS 16 beta to iOS Public final, no matter what smartphone you use. Downgrading to a lower version is restricted. But there is always a trick to make things work; here we will show you how to restore the iPhone in recovery mode, bringing back the latest iOS on your device. Before restoring the iPhone into recovery mode, make sure to back up the iPhone. Your iPhone will be a clean slate once you restore it, so the backup will help you to get back all the data to the iPhone as it is.

How to Rollback to iOS Public from iOS Beta Version Using Finder on Mac

How to Downgrade iOS Beta to iOS Final without Losing Data

This method can delete the Messages and Phone Call Logs. However, other than that your iPhone may be stuck in the boot loop. So it’s better to back up the iPhone and proceed further. The following steps will show you how to downgrade iOS 17 beta to iOS 16 as well as when to back up the iPhone.

1→ First of all, download the IPSW File for your iPhone’s Final iOS latest version.

2→ Once the download completes, connect the iPhone to the PC using a lightning cable.

3→ Then for macOS Catalina or later, launch the Finder, and for Older macOS and Windows PC, open iTunes.

4→ Select the iPhone from the sidebar.

5→ For the precautions, we will recommend you take the latest backup of the iPhone, and tap Back Up Now.

6→ So if anything goes, wrong, factory resetting the iPhone is the only option, and later you can use the latest iTunes backup to restore the data.

7→ Wait until the backup is completed, then move to the next step.

8→ Press the Option key and click on the Check for Update if you have Mac, and for Windows PC, Press the Option + Click the “Check for Update” key.

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9→ Select the IPSW File for the iOS’s latest version.

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Then, a prompt will ask you to update. Click Update.

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This may take 15-20 minutes.

Now set up the iPhone as new.

How to Downgrade iOS beta to iOS Public With Clean install

In this process, your iPhone/iPad will erase all the data from iPhone/iPad and install Public iOS/iPadOS on iPhone/iPad, Follow the below steps,

Disable Find My iPhone First

To restore the older iOS version, you have to turn off the Find My iPhone feature first and then only iPhone will let you downgrade the iOS.

  1. Go to the Settings
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Select Find My.
  4. Then open Find My iPhone.
  5. Disable Find My iPhone.
  6. Enter the Apple ID Password and confirm the action.

How to Downgrade iOS beta to Public Final Version on iPhone

  1. Let’s Connect the iPhone to the Mac using a lightning Cable.
  2. Now launch Finder. (Finder for macOS Catalina users) If you’re running macOS Mojave or Earlier and Windows PC, then open the iTunes.
  3. Keep the iPhone connected to the Mac/PC.
  4. Now put the iPhone into recovery mode, here are the steps.
  5. For iPhone 8 or later:
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
    • Press and hold the Power button until the Recovery screen appears on the iPhone. It will look like cable pointing to the PC.
  6. For iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus:
    • Press and hold the Volume Down button and Side button and release when Apple Recovery screen displays. Learn more ins step by step guide: Put iPhone 7 in Recovery mod
  7. For iPhone 6S or Earlier:
    • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button and release when the recovery mode screen comes up.
  8. If pop-up asks you to Restore or Update, click Restore.
  9. Or find the iPhone on the iTunes screen, and then choose Restore.
  10. It will take a few minutes to restore the latest iOS version.

Once the restore process completes, set up the iPhone as new.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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