Apple has released the iOS 16 iPhone 8 Plus version of the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 16. With new features like a redesigned Control Center, a redesigned Photos app, and more, there are things to like about iOS 16. However, some users aren't thrilled with the changes, and if you're the one looking to downgrade your iOS 16.2 iPhone to iOS 15, you'll want a little information before you get started. Apple rarely allows users to downgrade their iOS to previous versions, except when they are beta testing. This guide contains two methods to help you upgrade and iCloud bypass from iOS 16 to iOS 15.6 without data loss.
If you've recently updated your iPhone to iOS 16 and decided it wasn't for you, perhaps due to some incompatibility or battery issue or otherwise, you'll be thrilled to be able to downgrade from iOS 16 and go back to iOS 15.
This article will cover an easy way to downgrade and remove iOS 16 from your iPhone in no time.
Why do we need to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15?
If you are using iOS 16, you may have noticed that it is not a stable operating system. In fact, Apple has already released three different updates for the iOS 16 software, proving that there are many bugs in the software. There are many reasons why you should upgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15. Some of them are listed below:
1: You are experiencing problems installing applications.
2: iPhone/iPad cannot be connected to iTunes.
3: After installing iOS 16, your device is stuck on the boot logo.
4: You don't like the new features in iOS 16.
Prerequisites for downgrading iOS 16
1; Download iOS 15.6 IPSW that matches your iPhone model here.
2: iOS 15.x IPSW firmware must be actively signed by Apple, you can check the IPSW signing status here.
3: Mac or Windows PC with Finder or iTunes.
4: USB Lightning cable for connecting iPhone to the computer.
5: Internet connection.
6: Full backup of your iPhone to iCloud or computer, in case something goes wrong, so you can get your data back.
7: Provided you meet these requirements, you're ready to remove iOS 16 from your iPhone and roll back to iOS 15.
You need to back up your iPhone before downgrading from iOS 16
Apple has released iOS 16 and it is reported to contain many bugs including the Apple pencil 2 won't charge. People participating in the beta testing program can now download and install it on their devices.
However, if you are new to the beta development cycle or have been using a previous version of iOS 16, you may be wondering whether or not you should back up your iPhone before downgrading from iOS 16.
The answer is yes. If you have already installed a previous version of iOS 16 iPhone 8 Plus on your device and want to downgrade (such as 15.1) because the new software has bugs or issues that need to be fixed, we highly recommend that you back up your device before doing so.
Step:1 Backup Your iPhone by iCloud
1: Open your iPhone's Settings. To back up your iPhone via iCloud, tap your profile. It's at the top of the screen.
2: Scroll down and tap on iCloud. Then click iCloud Backup to continue.
3: Slide the switch to the right and make sure it is in the "On" position. Tap Back Up Now. It's at the bottom of the screen.
4: Once you tap Backup Now, your iPhone will automatically start backing up. The backup process can take a while (from 5 to 45 minutes), so be prepared to wait. This is an automatic process and requires no further action on your part beyond the initial startup.
Step: 2 Backup iPhone by Using iTunes
1: Connect your iOS device to your computer and then launch iTunes on PC/Mac.
2:Click "Summary" (for iPhone 6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus and X users) or "Device" (for other iPhone models), then click "Backup Now".
3: iTunes will immediately start backing up your device.
How to Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 iPhone 8 Plus Method?
Note: Be sure to back up your iPhone before starting this process. Failing to back up can result in permanent data loss and the loss of everything on your device.
1: Open Finder on a Mac or iTunes on a Windows PC and select your iPhone from the sidebar menu
2: Go to the "Summary" section, then hold down the OPTION key on a Mac or SHIFT on a PC and click the "Restore" button.
3: Navigate to iOS 15.6 IPSW file that matches the iPhone model that you have already downloaded.
4: Select "Restore"
Once the downgrade is complete, your iPhone will boot back to iOS 15.6, assuming the process went well anyway.
This approach attempts to downgrade without wiping your iPhone, but it's important to have a backup beforehand in case something goes wrong or you choose the wrong option or the downgrade fails. Backups allow you to restore your data to your device.
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