How to downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13

By Maaz Perwez

Do you want to go back to iOS 13 from iOS 14? Here’s how to do it

How To Downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13

It’s been a while since iOS 14 came out for iPhones. The new iOS brings a lot of changes and performance upgrades. However, there are a few bugs as well. It will take a while to optimize the new OS for its peak performance. Most probably a few minor updates will fix the bugs and improve the performance over time. So in the meantime, if users want to downgrade their iPhones from iOS 14 to iOS 13. Below is an extensive guide on how to downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13.

How to downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13?

Since Apple devices are very much secure and use data abstraction everywhere. So the downgrade process isn’t that easy. However, the instability isn’t the only reason to downgrade, many of the users want to jailbreak their iPhones, for that you need to be on a specific firmware to be able to jailbreak. Often the jailbreak comes to a lower version of the firmware.

There are some prerequisites that need to be strictly followed to successfully downgrade your iPhone. Most important of all is that Apple does not stop digitally signing the previous iOS versions. If Apple stops signing then downgrading to that version would be next to impossible.

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  • Apple should be signing the version to be downgraded. IPSW for iOS 13 should be available. The IPSW should also match the iPhone device in use
  • Make sure users have the backup of their data before starting the process as this may wipe out the data.
  • Users will also need a backup already in place for the version they are downgrading to, or their iPhones will be formatted. If a user is downgrading from iOS 14 to iOS 13, they will need a backup of data in the iOS 13 version already in place to carry over their data during the downgrade process.
  • The computer they are using for this process should be updated with the latest version of iTunes to perform the downgrade
  • The user should have a stable and fast internet connection

Steps to downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13

  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer
  2. Open iTunes for Windows and Finder for Mac
  3. Click on the iPhone icon
  4. Now select the Restore iPhone option and simultaneously keep the left option key on Mac or the left shift key on Windows pressed.
  5. Users will be asked to which version they want to restore their iPhone too. Users will have to select the iOS 13.7 IPSW file as that’s the only iOS 13 version that is still being digitally signed by Apple.
  6. And that’s about it. Now, the user has to just wait for their device to carry out this process. This can take up some time.

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