After the inaugural WWDC conference, Apple released the first beta of iOS and iPadOS. The joy of trying out all the new features can sometimes lead us to install these beta versions, versions in development, versions with errors, on devices that we depend on every day. If for some reason we want roll back to the latest stable version of iOS 14 we explain, step by step, how to do it.
Some preliminary considerations: backup and the Apple Watch
There are several details to consider before considering downgrading. The first and most important is whether we have updated our Apple Watch yet. remember that on Apple Watch, it is not possible to downgrade
The other important consideration is that iOS 15 backups are unnecessary for OS version 14. This means that, unless we have performed a local backup using our MacSince iCloud copies are incremental, we may need to reconfigure our iPhone from scratch.
How to roll back to iOS 14 and exit the iOS 15 beta
With the considerations set forth, let’s go into detail about how to carry out the process. The truth is, it’s pretty straightforward. We will first open the application Settings
- We open the app Searcher on our Mac.
- We plug the iPhone into the Mac.
- If the message appears Trust this computer? We answer in the affirmative and enter the passcode of our iPhone.
- We touch our iPhone in the Finder sidebar, under the section Pitches.
- We hold down the Option (⌥) key while we click Restore iPhone …
- We select the IPSW that we just downloaded.
- We touch To open.
- We play again on Restore to confirm.
After the process the iPhone will restart and display a big “Hello” on the screen. At this point we can set it up again or restore the backup on demand.
The truth is that the process is, as far as possible, quite simple, especially if we took the precaution of making backup copies before upgrading to iOS 15. Either wait for the official release of iOS 15, or to return to beta in an already more refined version, these are the steps to reinstall iOS or iPadOS 14 on our devices.
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