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How to Downgrade from iOS 10.3 to 10.2/10.1


Well, when my iPhone is connected to the Wifi, it automatically download the newest iOS 10.3 and install it on the computer. But after using for several days, I found it is not that satisfactory. Now, I want to downgrade my phone from iOS 10.3 to iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.1. Is that possible? How can I do it? - From Online User

Recently, the newest iOS 10.3 is released, many iOS device users possibly can't wait to manually install iOS 10.3 on their device and some may have the same experience as introduced in the above. When you find that the newest iOS version is not the one that you have expected, you might want to downgrade from iOS 10.3 to 10.2/10.1. Then, you need to follow a professional guide to do the downgrade.

Before starting the downgrade process, you are highly suggested to make a phone backup of your device in case of unexpected data losses due to various reasons. To make a phone backup of your device, you can follow the below tutorials:

1. How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

2. Backup iOS Devices with/without iTunes

User Guide: How to Downgrade from iOS 10.3 to 10.2/10.1

Now, follow the below -step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Open iTunes on the computer and then go to "Help" > "Check for Updates".

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Step 2. Open your iPhone and then go to Settings >> iCloud >> Find my iPhone. Enter your password and then click on "Turn Off" to continue the process.

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Step 3. Go to ipsw.me and find the correct IPSW file for your iPhone. You can download one of them according to your own needs.

- Download the iOS 10.2 IPSW file: https://www.ios9cydia.com/ios-10-2-download.html

- Download the iOS 10.1 IPSW file: https://www.ios9cydia.com/ios-10-1-download.html

- Download the iOS 10.0 IPSW file: https://www.ios9cydia.com/ios-10.html

Step 4. Now, put your device into recovery mode. That is, press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time until you get a pop-up message saying iPhone is in recovery mode. And then release the buttons.

Also Read: What if iPhone was Stuck in Recovery Mode?

Step 5. Go to iTunes menu, and then click on "Restore iPhone". After that, locate the IPSW file that you've downloaded and click on it to continue the process.

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Step 6. Finally follow the steps as prompted to install the iOS version as desired. And it will begin to downgrade iOS 10.3 to iOS 10.2/10.1 as you liked.

When you see the Hello interface on your phone, the process is done! You've successfully downgraded iOS version as liked!

Forgot to Backup iPhone? All Data Were Lost Now?

For those who don't have the habit of making a phone backup frequently, you might find all your files were lost after you downgrade from iOS 10.3 to iOS 10.2/10.1. In this case, what can you do?

Don't worry! Just turn to this Coolmuster iOS Data Rescuer software for help! With it, you can easily recover lost files from iPhone/iPad/iPod no matter you have a backup or not. It is able to recover any files from your device within 1-2-3 steps, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps and many more.

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