Full Guide to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Apple has announced its latest iOS 11 Beta. But till now, it’s in a development stage and exclusively for developers for testing purposes. But the general version is also available for download and install. This version is with a lot of bugs and unstable. So, this is necessary to downgrade iOS 11 to make use of all the iOS device properly. To overcome all the bugs and a stable OS, this downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3 or lower is a must.

So, we are going to discuss step by step instruction on how to downgrade iOS 11 beta with the help of iTunes and also what should you take care of before you think to downgrade iOS 11.

Part 1: Before Downgrade iOS 11 Beta

The downgrading of iTunes is a lengthy process. And sometimes it’s a bit complicated for some newbie. iOS 11 beta contains many bugs and instability. So, the downgrade is compulsory till the official version is released.

So, it’s time to go back to your old OS from the iOS 11 beta. So, you need to have some preparations for downgrading the OS. Please check for the required preparations listed below.

  1. Please take a backup of your iOS device before you proceed. You can backup your iPhone with iTunes. Alternatively, dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore is a great option for hassle free and one click transfer.
  2. Read the instructions to downgrade iOS 11 properly and clear all doubts before proceeding.
  3. Keep all the passwords and login credentials handy as these will be needed after the down gradation.
  4. Install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or MAC.
  5. Keep the battery of your mobile sufficiently charged so that it won’t hamper the process.
  6. Turn off all the passwords and iCloud locks.

Make sure that you fulfill all of the above-mentioned requirements properly as you might don’t want to make your device unusable due to unsuccessful downgrading process.

Part 2: How to downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.3.2?

In this part, we are going to discuss how to finally downgrade iOS 11 to your old iOS 10.3.2.  This iOS version is the 2nd latest launched by Apple and it’s the newest official and stable OS version. So, downgrading to this iOS is quite safe.

Precisely, this downgrade iOS 11 process is quite easier than installing the public version of the iOS 11 beta. As this version is not official yet, so Apple is providing official downgrade process through iTunes. To downgrade iOS 11, you have to follow the below instructions step by step guide.

Step 1. Firstly, Press the power button and power button together to put your device in DFU mode. After successful completion of the DFU mode, Apple logo will appear on the screen. Connect with iTunes and then remove the home button after the “iTunes successfully connected” pop up.

set iphone in dfu mode


Step 2. Now Open iTunes. It should automatically pop ups for “Restore” option. Tap on that and then choose ‘restore and update” option to confirm your action.

restore from itunes

Step 3. In this step, click “Next” and to proceed with the iOS 10.3.2 software installer.


Step 4. Finally, click on “agree” to start the process.

agree software update

Now, be patience and your device will be downgraded with the iOS 10.3.2. This is normal that your device reboots several times during the whole process. If anytime, the process fails, you just need to turn the device off and start the process from the beginning.

So, by this process, you can easily downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.3.

Part 3: How to downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.2/iOS 10.1?

In this section, we are going to discuss downgrade iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.1. For doing this, we need to download the IPSW file for your particular iOS device model. This is the file format used to download the iOS firmware. Through iTunes, this file can be flashed on a particular iOS device to downgrade or upgrade any iOS versions available.

To Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.2 or 10.1, you need to follow the instructions mentioned below properly. Before that, make sure you satisfy the part 1 pre-requirements. Please be sure to read the complete instruction manual at first and clear all your doubts before proceeding. After that, you are ready to go.

Step 1. GO to the ipsw.me website. Choose your iOS device from the list given. Be sure to choose proper model and version for your device. Downloading and selecting the wrong model and flashing the same on your iOS device can fail the process or damage the device. So be careful on this process.

ipsw download

Step 2. Now, confirm the model of your device and choose the proper version of firmware from the list and download the IPSW firmware file. These files are quite large around 2.5 GB. So, you need to have a stable internet connection to complete this download process.

choose a version

Step 3. Now connect your iOS device to the PC with the help of data cable.

Step 4. Launch iTunes now and navigate to device summary option.

itunes summary

Step 5. Press the power button and power button together to put your device in DFU mode. After successful completion of the DFU mode, Apple logo will appear on the screen.

iphone in dfu mode

Step 6. You can now release the Power button but keep pressing the home button till you get the “Connected to iTunes” confirmation. You’ll also get “device in recovery” message on iTunes. You can release the Home button now.

Step 9. Now click on Shift + ‘restore iPhone’ option. This will allow browsing the IPSW file you have downloaded. Locate the file and choose it.

restore iphone

Step 10. Follow the on-screen instruction to proceed with the installation. Click on “Install” when prompted by iTunes.

This method enables you to downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.2 or 10.1.

Step 11. Please be patience until the phones boot up and we are welcome to a “Hello” message on the screen.

update iphone

So, by doing this method you will be able to downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.2 or 10.1 as per your requirement.

Using the latest and updated software and OS is always a delighting factor. But it is always recommended to install after the official release. Development staged OS has many bugs and glitches which are yet to be found and fixed. So, if you downloaded the iOS 11 already and want to get rid of the bugs and glitches, this article will solve your all problems and show you how to downgrade iOS 11 to 10.3 or below. After reading this article, you’ll no longer be afraid of those bugs and can enjoy your iOS 10.3 or lower as your earlier device. In the meantime, wait for Apple to release the official version of iOS 11.

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