Apple will release new iOS version for iPhone and iPad users every once in a while. However, many user may have some problems with it after updating to the latest version. Normally, Apple doesn’t allow users to downgrade to an older version of iOS, and it doesn’t officially have an option to do so. Don’t worry, the post will introduce you how to downgrade your iPhone to old version.

Part 1: Backup iPhone before Downgrading You iPhone

Before you downgrade your iPhone to old iOS version, please keep in mind that you should back up your iPhone before you begin to downgrade. The downgrade will erase all your data on your device, so you’d better back up your iPhone with iTunes, iCloud or iPhone backup tool in order not to lose the important data during the downgrade. The following guidance will show you how to backup iPhone.

1.Backup iPhone with iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your computer using an USB cable. Then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes. Then click “Summary” in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Click “Back Up Now” in the right part, iTunes will begin to back up your device.

Backup iPhone with iTunes

2. Backup iPhone with iCloud

Step 1. Click Settings, then tap on iCloud.
Step 2. Tap Storage &.Backup
Step 3. Tap Back Up Now.

3.Backup iPhone with Leawo iPhone Backup Tool

1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. Click the name of iPhone and choose files you want to backup in the left sidebar. Then contents will show up in the right part.
2. Press “Ctrl” and click to choose certain files, then click the transfer button in the right bottom of the interface to back up the files. Or right-click the files you want to backup, and choose to “Transfer to > My Computer”.
3. In the dialog of transfer settings, choose the location on the computer to put the iPhone backups. Check “Save to Folder” and click “Change” to choose the target folder. Click “Transfer Now” to start the iPhone backup.

Part 2: Steps on How to Downgrade Your iPhone

Before going through the downgrade process, please make sure that you have made a backup of the device in the event of something going wrong. Apple doesn’t allow full iTunes or iCloud backups made on newer firmware versions to be restored on older firmware versions, so we advise doing it locally and syncing individual data sets to your computer with the third-party software. The following will show you how to downgrade iPhone, taking downgrading iOS 10 to iOS 9.3 as an example.

Step 1: Download the iOS 9.3 IPSW file for your specific iOS device.

Step 2: Launch the native Settings app and navigate to iCloud > Find My iPhone. Here, make sure to disable the Find My iPhone feature.

Step 3: Plug in your iPhone or iPad into your computer via USB cable and open up iTunes.

Step 4: Put your iOS device in the Restore mode. To do this, press and hold the Home and Power button together until you see the Apple logo on screen.Once you see the logo, release the Power button but keep pressing the Home button till the connect to iTunes message comes on screen.

Step 5. iTunes will now identify your iOS device in the recovery mode and will give you an option to restore or update your device, select Restore iPhone.

Step 6: After you select Restore iPhone, a file explorer window will pop up. Select the iOS 9.3 IPSW file that was initially downloaded as part of this process. Follow all prompts provided by iTunes to allow it to go through the restore process. When complete, your connected device will be running a nice clean version of iOS 9.3.

Part 3: Restore iPhone after Downgradind an iPhone

1.Restore iPhone/iPad from iTunes backup

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using an USB cable. Then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner in iTunes. Then click “Summary” in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Click “Restore Backup” in the right part, iTunes will begin to back up your device.

2. Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud backup

Step 1. Click Settings and tap on General.
Step 2. Tap on Reset.
Step 3. Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”

3.Recover iPhone/iPad with Leawo iOS Data Recovery

3.1 Recover from iTunes backup

Step 1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
Step 2. Select the iPhone backup and click “Scan” button at the right bottom.
Step 3. After the software scan your iTunes backup, select the data you need. Then click “Recover” button.
Step 4. Click “Open” button in the pop-up dialog to choose a target folder on computer. Then click “Go” button to begin to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

3.2 Recover from iCloud backup

Step 1.Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and select Recover from iCloud Backup.
Step 2.Enter your Apple ID and log in. Then Select the iPhone backup and click Download.
Step 3.After downloading the backup, select the category and choose the files. Then click Recover.
Step 4.Click Open to choose a folder on your computer. Then click Go.