How to Downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9

This guide will show you how to go back to iOS 9.3.5 from iOS 10. If you run into iOS 10 problems or don’t like the performance on your iPhone or iPad after upgrading you can go back. Here’s how to downgrade from iOS 9.3.5.

Apple just announced the iOS 10.0.2 update, but you can still downgrade to iOS 9.3.5 for a limited time. Get on it fast if you want to do this.

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Officially Apple does not support a way to downgrade iOS updates, but there is an easy way to do this in iTunes for a short time after Apple releases an update. Apple closed the option to downgrade to iOS 9.3.4 thanks to a security hole, but you can still downgrade to iOS 9.3.5.

In order to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 you will need to download the file and Apple still needs to sign the file. This normally only happens for a week or two after Apple offers a new update.

How to go back to iOS 9 from iOS 10.

How to go back to iOS 9 from iOS 10.

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Apple’s upgrade system includes a check to make sure that Apple is still activating, or signing, the software you want to install. If Apple is no longer signing this update you will not be able to install it.

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How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

Here are the steps you need to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5. You cannot downgrade to iOS 9.2 or to iOS 9.1, which is frustrating for some users. You cannot downgrade back to a jailbreak-able version of iOS 10.

Backup Your iPhone

Before you start you should make sure that your iPhone or iPad is backed up to your computer. You can’t restore a iOS 10 backup to your iPhone after you downgrade to iOS 9.3.5, but it is important to make sure you have a backup in case something does go wrong.

Make sure you have a backup before you start the iOS 10 downgrade to iOS 9.

Make sure you have a backup before you start the iOS 10 downgrade to iOS 9.

 

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When you downgrade you will need to completely erase your iPhone. If you have a backup from iOS 9.3 you can restore to that.

Download the iOS 9.3.5 Update

To do this you will need to plug in to your Mac or PC using a Lightning cable and you will need to make sure that you have the iOS 9.3.5 update file for your device.

Here’s where you can download iOS 9.3.5 ipsw files for any of the iPhone or iPad devices that runs this update.

If the row is green and there is a check in the Apple Signing Status, then you know that you can continue. If Apple is no longer signing iOS 9.3.5 you should stop.

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Start the iOS 10 Downgrade to iOS 9.3.5

Once you have the file downloaded to your computer, and unzipped if needed, you will want to plug in your iPhone to Mac or PC with a Lightning cable.

Start the downgrade to go back to iOS 9.

Start the downgrade to go back to iOS 9.

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Open iTunes and click on your iPhone or iPad to launch the device summary page in iTunes. Make sure you turn off Find my iPhone before you start.

You will need to special click on “Restore iPhone…”. That is a alt/option click on Mac or a Shift click in Windows. Hold the key and then click. This will open up a prompt so that you can search for the iOS 9.3.5 ipsw file you downloaded.

 

Complete the iOS 10 downgrade to iOS 9.3.5.

Complete the iOS 10 downgrade to iOS 9.3.5.

Find the file and click Open to start the downgrade process. You will see a message on the screen that iTunes will erase and restore your iPhone to iOS 9.3.4 and will verify the restore with Apple. Click Restore to start.

When this finishes you will have a blank iPhone on iOS 9.3.4. You can choose Restore Backup and choose a previous backup from before you installed iOS 9.3.5. Alternately, you can choose to start over from scratch.

29 iOS 10 Features Worth Upgrading For

iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.

When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.

The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.

New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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