How to Downgrade iOS 15.2/14/13.6 to iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad – Without Losing Data in 2022

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

No iTunes on Mac, use Finder on the latest Mac and iTunes on old Mac or PC that Downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 in just 5 steps. I hope you have updated the iPhone to iOS 13, and enjoying the newest changes of a major update. Also, iOS 13 has received positive feedback from Experts & Developers. However, there are some people who are not experiencing iOS 13 is stable for using some app that is on the iPhone app store and wants to revert the iOS 13 to iOS 12 final version. As we have also said to our readers that is an unstable version and it is difficult to handle it in your daily and tear life. It is highly recommended to install the iOS beta on your spare Apple devices.

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Unfortunately, if you want to downgrade iOS 13 betas to iOS 12, or Downgrade iOS 13 Public to iOS 12, Let’s Start after Backup your iPhone first.

Here’s How to downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 Final on iPhone/iPad

Downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Prerequisite & Conditions:-

  • Downgrade only Possible on Mac or PC, Because it’s Require Restoring process,
  • Apple’s statement is No More iTunes, Because iTunes Removed in New MacOS Catalina and Windows users can’t install new iOS 13 or Downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 final.
  • Now, Update, Backup & Restore only possible on Finder on Mac – No iTunes
  • Turn off Find My iPhone under the iPhone Settings app > iPhone Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone > Turn off Find My iPhone.
  • Backup to iCloud is optional. check this option on Settings > iPhone Name > iCloud > Scroll to Backup > Back up Now.
  • Download iOS 12 Ipsw file.

Note: macOS Catalina or later user can use Finder on Mac, macOS Mojave and Earlier user can use iTunes on Mac, All Windows User can use Updated Version of iTunes on Windows PC/Laptop.

Step 1: Open Finder/iTunes on Mac/PC and connect your iPhone to Finder/iTunes using the original Apple Lightning cable.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to Mac using the lightning cable, Unlock your iPhone and Allow to Access Mac. Select Trust on the iPhone screen.
Step 3: Wait, your iPhone name will show on Finder Sidebar/Top of the iTunes window. Click on iPhone/iPad. And Select Pair if your Mac will see a screen.
Step 4: Find the Device on Finder Sidebar/Top of the iTunes windows. Click on Device to open Device Summary page, Two options are, [Click on Restore iPhone + Option key on Mac] and [Restore + Shift key on windows] from the keyboard at the same time. Now the Browse file window will see on screen.

Select the earlier downloaded iOS 12 final .ipsw files from windows and click on open.

Step 5: Wait for a long process, don’t remove the iPhone from a Lightning cable. Wait for the iPhone lock screen. You can install the old previous version of the IPSW file using the below ways without Data lost. [Check Video Tutorial Below]

Hands-on Video Tutorial for Downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12

video source: Brandon Butch

Downgrade iOS 13 to 12 or Restore iPhone Using Recovery mode on Mac Finder [MacOS Catalina]

Step #1: Open Finder on Mac. [On Old Mac and PC Use iTunes and Follow the same steps]

Step #2: Connect the iPhone to the Mac using the lightning cable.

  • Wait for few seconds and Find your Device on Finder sidebar. Click on it to Get Update and Restore buttons like iTunes.

Step #3: Next, enter the iPhone into Recovery Mode, follow the procedure as per your iPhone model.

  • iPhone 8, iPhone XR, iPhone XS/XS Max, 11 pro Max or later:

Step #1: Press and release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and release the Volume Down button.
Step #3: Lastly, hold down the Side button until the Apple logo and Lightning appears on the iPhone screen.

  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Step #1: Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button, until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

  • iPhone 6S or earlier or iPad and iPod Touch

Step #1: Press and hold the Home button and sleep/wake button and release it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Step #4: Next, when you see “Update” or “Restore” options on iTunes, select “Restore”.

Step #5: Once the Restore gets complete, all the data will be removed and so you can restore the iOS 12 backup to your iPhone.

jaysukh patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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