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How to Downgrade from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.3.2 – iPhone & iPad

Through with iOS 11 Beta on your iPad or iPhone? Wish you could go back to 10.3.2 but think it’s too hard? Check out three ways to complete this easy fix:

It never feels fun going backward, but you’re not alone if you can’t stand how buggy iOS 11 Beta is and want to return your iPhone or iPad to its previous iOS. Maybe you didn’t know that there would be battery drain issues or you’re just tired of your phone freezing up all the time. Either way, Apple’s iOS 11 is in Beta mode so that means it’s got a lot of bugs to work out. But you don’t have to be their guinea pig if you don’t want to.

We’ve got three ways to switch your iOS 11 Beta iPhone or iPad back to iOS 10.3.2, so be sure to pick the one that’s right for you.

Downgrade iPhone or iPad iOS 11 Beta back to 10.3.2 using an IPSW file:

First, before you start, make sure that you’ve got the latest version of iTunes or this isn’t going to work.

Okay, let’s do this:

You’ll need the iOS 10.3.2 IPSW file. An IPSW is the file format that iTunes uses when it needs to install iOS firmware.

Your iPhone or iPad, depending on its model, has its own special IPSW. Make sure you get the right IPSW for your device. Below is a list of where to find the right IPSW file for you.

If you’re going to use Safari as your browser, make sure the auto unzip feature is disabled. Either that or take the .zip file and rename it.

Here’s a list of IPSW files and where you can download them:

For iPhone:

iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6+): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone SE): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7): iPhone_7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone_7Plus_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

For iPad:

iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F91_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 5 Cellular): iPad_6,11_iPad_6,12_10.3.2_14F90_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 5 Wi-Fi): iPad_6,11_iPad_6,12_10.3.2_14F90_Restore.ipsw

For iPod touch 6th Gen:

iOS 10.3.2 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

Now that you have the right IPSW file we can move on to the next step. But first, if you’re trying to reboot an iPhone, be sure to get to the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature. It’s in Settings/iCloud/Find My Phone. Got it? Okay, shut it off.

Next, and it’s not as hard as it sounds: Your phone needs to be in DFU mode:

DFU mode stands for Device Firmware Update. DFU mode lets your iPhone hook up with iTunes without iTunes trying to load itself up on your iPhone’s operating system.

*Take note: if you have an iPhone 7/7 Plus, you’ll need to take these steps. (If you don’t have an iPhone 7/7 Plus, skip these steps.):

1. Plug your iPhone into your computer.

2. Shut phone off.

3. Do a three-second hold on the on/Off button of your iPhone.

4. Do a ten-second hold of the Volume button WHILE still holding the on/Off button. Only ten seconds or you’ll see the Apple logo and have to start again.

6. Let go of the on/Off button BUT KEEP PRESSING THAT VOLUME BUTTON. JUST FIVE MORE SECONDS!

You’ve got this! (You didn’t see ‘Plug into iTunes’ either, right? Because if you did, then that means you were pressing the volume button for too long and have to start over.)

Okay, so you did it right, you’ve got your iPhone 7/7 Plus in what’s called DFU mode. Now iTunes is going to alert you that you can restore your phone.

If you don’t have an iPhone 7/7 Plus, and have another device, you’ve got it much easier. Here are the simple steps for getting into DFU mode:

1. Plug iPad iPhone or iPod into computer.

2. Shut off phone.

3. Press the Power button, a three-second hold.

4. After the three-second hold, while still holding the Power button, press the Home button. Keep them pressed for ten seconds.

5. Let go of the Power button, but not the Home button

In a little bit, iTunes will respond to your actions with a pop-up telling you that Recovery mode has been activated on the device. This is the goal. To get iTunes to put your device into Recovery mode. If you don’t get this message, you’ll have to start over.

Click ‘ok’ when prompted by iTunes.

6. Next, for Mac users, hold the Option and Command keys down. Windows users hold the shift key down. Now press the Restore iPad/iPhone button.

7. Here’s where the IPSW file you downloaded comes into play. A window will pop up for you to choose this file so go ahead and do that. Then go ahead and click on the Restore and Update button.

Be patient, it might take a few minutes for iTunes to verify and get everything installed. Once that happens you’re basically there. Just follow the instructions that show up on your device’s screen. You’ll be able to select any of the iOSs that iTunes has ever backed up for you.

How to switch iOS 11 Beta back to iOS 10.3.2 by just using Recover Mode:

There are two ways to switch your iOS 11 Beta device back to iOS 10.3.2. One is with an easy-to-use downloadable program and the other is a bit more complex, but still easy enough for you to do without trouble.

Depending on the kind of person you are, you might find these two methods easier than the above method. Using these methods, you won’t need an IPSW file and you won’t need to get your device to go into DFU mode before you can get to Recovery mode. You’ll just jump right into Recovery mode and get the job done.

Most people will choose one of these two ways to downgrade their iPhone or iPad from iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10.3.2 because they’re the simplest. The only problem is that if you use Recovery mode only, you won’t get to choose which iOS you revert to—you automatically get the previous iOS. If you’re okay with that, then let’s do this:

The super easy way to get this done:

1. Download ReiBoot and open it.

2. Plug in your iPad or iPhone to your computer.

3. Your device will display ‘Enter Recovery Mode’ so go ahead and press that.

4. And you’re done!

If you’re not in the mood for another piece of software to download, there’s one final way to get this done. And again, your device will revert to the previous iOS.

1. Open iTunes on your computer.

2. Shut off your iPhone or iPad.

3. Press down on your iPhone or iPad’s Home button. (If you have an iPhone 7/7 Plus you’ll need to hold the Volume down button instead of the Home button.)

4. While holding the Home button (or the Volume Down button for iPhone 7/7 Plus), go ahead and plug in your device.

4. ‘Connect to iTunes’ should appear. When you see this, let go of the button you’ve been holding.

5. A pop-up appears for you to restore your device. Press Restore.

6. They’re going to ask you again, so go ahead and press Restore and Update again.

7. You’ll see you’re in the iOS 10.3.2 Software Updater. Click ‘Next’ and then agree to Apple’s Terms and Services.

If this doesn’t happen the way it’s supposed to, your device might try to reboot iOS 11. That’s okay, just start the process again.

And that’s it. Try one of these three simple steps and you’ll be free of Apple’s iOS 11 Beta and back to iOS 10.3.2.

  • https://www.borowski-glass.com.hk Chris | Borowski Art Glass

    thanks for your post. I’ve tried few times for my old iPhone 6 Plus, sorry it alwyas end the same, either “the iPhone could not be restored. Delined to authorize this image on this device for this user.” [this case for iPhone_5.5_10.3.3_14G60_Restore] but when use your linked file IPSW [iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore] ten pop up come with message: “The iPhone coudl not be restored becasue the firmware file is not compatible” 🙁 …so not easy return to iOS10 In my opinion Apple really messaed up all of iPhone 6 and 7, nothing can do with iOS11 which works like shit. Anyway if you could help somehow with your experiance I would really appriciate. Thank you.