How to Downgrade from iOS 11.0.3 to iOS 11.0.2 or iOS 11.0.1

You can no longer go back to iOS 10 if you are fed up with iOS 11 problems or annoying iOS 11 features. Apple closed the ability to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 in early October. If you are on iOS 11, you are stuck there with the only option being to downgrade to earlier versions of iOS 11 or to upgrade to the latest release.

Even though Apple doesn’t list this officially, you can downgrade from one version of iOS 11 to another version for a limited time. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes and you can restore to a backup after you finish it.

Typically this period lasts at least a week. Apple checks to see if the software you are trying to install is still supported before completing the installation, so this is an essential step.

How to Downgrade iOS 11.0.3 to iOS 11.0.2 or iOS 11.0.1

How to downgrade iOS 11.
How to downgrade iOS 11.

This will show you how to go back to an earlier version of iOS 11 from the latest iOS 11 version which is iOS 11.0.3. You cannot downgrade to iOS 11, iOS 10 or to iOS 9.

Use this guide to backup your iPhone if you aren’t already doing so.

Download the iOS 11.0.1 or iOS 11.0.2 update for your iPhone or iPad. You will need to plug your iPhone into a computer to downgrade and you will need to download the file to your computer to install it on your device. You cannot downgrade over the air.

Go to this website and download iOS 11.0.1 and this for iOS 11.0.2 for your specific iPhone or iPad model. Make sure the row is still green. If it is not green, you can no longer downgrade and should stop.

Turn off Find My iPhone on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings -> tap on your name at the top of settings -> Tap on iCloud -> Tap on Find My iPhone -> Toggle off. When prompted enter your password.

At this point you should have your iPhone backed up, your iPhone connected to your computer and the iOS 11.0.1 or iOS 11.0.2 ipsw file on your computer.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click on the iPhone in the iTunes menu.
  3. Click on the Restore iPhone button using a special click. On Mac hold alt/option when you click and on PC hold Shift when you click.
  4. In the window that opens, find the iOS 11.0.1 file you just downloaded and click on it and then click open.
  5. When prompted, choose to erase and restore your iPhone. Click Restore to begin this process.
  6. Over the next 15 to 30 minutes your iPhone will restart multiple times and then when it is done you will be back on iOS 11.0.1 or iOS 11.0.2. From here you can restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup and get going or you can start fresh.
iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11 & iOS 11.0.3

What's New in iOS 11.0.3

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What's New in iOS 11.0.3

The latest iOS 11 update includes all of the security fixes and new iOS 11 features that are built into iOS 11, but it adds on with many other fixes. Here is a look at what's new in iOS 11.0.3 and what it means for you. 

 - Fixes audio and haptic feedback problems on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. 

 - Fixes issue on iPhone 6s where touch failed due to non genuine Apple parts. 

Apple also warns that non-genuine displays may not work correctly, which sounds scary, but this update should actually improve the quality of how your iPhone works with third party displays that some shops will use to fix a broken iPhone screen. 

The iOS 11.0.3 update also includes the same fixes from iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.1 including;

 - Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices 

 - Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden 

 - Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open

 - Bug fixes and performance updates

 - Security updates

If you are already on iOS 11, it is a smart idea to install the iOS 11.0.3 update so you have the latest fixes for what is a pretty buggy update overall. 

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  10. inteligentny dom

    09/28/2017 at 7:16 am

    THANK YOU for this tutorial! My daughter has 5s, and iOS11 was extremely slow on that device.
    With 10.3.3 works smart and fast.

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  12. Randy

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