Apple Inc. has officially launched and released several iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 versions to be installed for iPhone and iPad respectively. As expected, the new versions came with much amazing features and quite a number of Apple users downloaded and installed it. However, this excitement seems not to live long because the iOS/iPadOS 14 is a bit buggy coming with inevitably quirky issues. If you feel you are enough with these bugs and want go back to the previous stable version, here is a complete guide posted below you can follow to downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13.
Part 1. What You Need to Know Before Downgrading
Before you initial downgrade process, here is some important information you must be apprised. We have summarized them in point form.
- First of all, please make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes.
- The downgrading process will erase all data on your Apple device. Therefore, you are advised to ensure all the data on your iPhone or iPad is backed up.
- Since the downgrade process will take some time, so ensure you have at least 70 percent charge on your iPhone.
Part 2. 3 Ways to Downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13
To go back from iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13, you can use iMyFone Fixppo, iTunes or remove the iOS/iPadOS 14 profile.
Downgrade using iMyFone Fixppo is the safest and easiest way, since it will ensure your data safety and won't cause any data loss. Also, you don't need to download firmware package elsewhere by yourself. Within a few clicks, you can successfully go back to iOS/iPadOS 13.
Downgrade with iTunes is the commonly used way presently, but a lot users who took this way reported it will bring severe data loss to them and it is possile to encounter various iTunes error (like iPhone stuck on recovery mode, apple logo or can't turn on) during the downgrade process.
Removing the iOS profile can also enable you downgrade from iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13 with the help of iTunes, but this method will lead to data loss and you need to download the IPSW file manually.
|with iMyFone Fixppo||with Recovery Mode||Remove iOS/iPadOS 14 Profile with iTunes|
|Possible to lose all data||No||Yes||Yes|
|Download IPSW Manually||No||Yes||Yes|
|Success Rate||100% success rate||Sometimes failed||Sometimes failed|
|Ease of Use||Pretty easy to use||Complicated||Complicated|
Now jump to the method you prefer:
Way 1. Downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13 without Any Data Loss
iMyFone Fixppo is a powerful, reliable, effective tool which is able to effortlessly and smoothly downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to older versions without any data loss in no time. The whole process is pretty easy, you don't need to download IPSW file manually.
- 100% Success Rate: As the best iTunes alternative. Fixppo's exclusive technology makes it simple to downgrade from higher iOS version to lower one with 100% success rate.
- No Data Loss, No Stuck: What's better, downgrade with Fixppo won't cause any data loss, and no stuck occurred during the whole process.
- Repair All iOS Issues: If you've encountered problems like stuck in recovery mode/DFU mode/Apple logo/screen frozen after installing the iOS/iPadOS 14, iMyFone Fixppo will get these issues repaired after downgrade.
- Pretty Easy to Use: An easy-to-use interface is designed to help you repair your iOS devices within minutes.
- 100% Trustworthy: It is developed by iMyFone, which has been highly recommended by Makeuseof, Macworld, Cult of Mac, Payetteforward and so on.
Now just check the following steps:
To get started, using the official iMyFone Fixppo link, download the latest version of the program, install it on your computer and then launch it.
Step 1. Select"Standard Mode" from the suites' primary Window and connect the Apple device you intend to downgrade with the computer using a lightning cable.
Step 2. Make the tool to detect your Apple device automatically by clicking on"Start" to put the said device in DFU mode.
Step 3. Once the iDevice is detected by iMyFone Fixppo, different types of the firmware will be displayed on the screen for you choose from. In case iOS/iPadOS 13 is not available from the firmware displayed on the screen, click on the drop-down icon on the"Firmware Version" section and choose the desired iOS/iPadOS 13 firmware version. After which you can now click on"Download".
Step 4. Upon finishing downloading iOS /iPadOS 13, click on"Start to Fix" and the program will verify the firmware and install it on the iDevice.
Simple, you have managed to go back from iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13!
Also, you can check the video guide to clearly clean how to uninstall iOS/iPadOS 14 and install iOS/iPadOS 13 with Fixppo.
Way 2: How to Downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 with Recovery Mode
Another way to go back from iOS/iPadOS 14 is using Recovery Mode, this way will erase the device and then you'll either have to restore the device from a compatible backup, or set it up as new. Below are the detailed steps:
Step 1: Launch iTunes on the Mac or Windows PC, then connect the iPhone or iPad running iOS/iPadOS 14 to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: Put the iPhone or iPad into recovery mode manully, then follow the steps below according to your device type.
iPhone 12/ 11/ X/ 8 : Press and release the Volume Up button, then press and release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Power / Side button until you can see the recovery mode screen.
iPhone 7/ 7 Plus: Press and hold the Power / Side button and Volume Down buttons at the same time, hold the buttons until the recovery mode screen shows up.
iPad/iPad mini/iPad Pro: Press and hold the Power / Side button and Home buttons simultaneously, hold both buttons until the recovery mode screen appears.
iPad Pro (2018) and newer with Face ID: Press and release the Volume Up button, then press and release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Power / Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 3: Then click"Restore" option when iTunes detects a device in recovery mode, please do note this will erase all data on the device . Once the restore process completed, the iPhone or iPad will appear to reboot several times.
After all these, you can choose to restore the downgraded iPhone/iPad from iTunes backup or iCloud backup, or simply set it up as a new device.
Way 3. Remove iOS/iPadOS 14 Profile with iTunes
Also you can downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13 by removing the profile with iTunes. Below is how to do:
Step 1. First, disable"Find My iPhone". Navigate to the settings app and open it. Tap on"iCloud" and scroll down on the displayed tools to disable"Find My Phone". You'll be prompted to provide your Apple ID to disable the feature.
Step 2. Download the IPSW file you want from the official website or you can search the internet for iOS/iPadOS 13 IPSW file for your device.
Step 3. Create a connection between your iOS device and the computer. iTunes will launch automatically. Click the phone icon and navigate to"Summary". Then choose"Restore Backup" and restore the firmware package you just downloaded. After the restore process, you've downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13.
All methods which involve downgrading iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13 requires a computer, and if you want to complete the downgrading process without losing data, iMyFone Fixppo is the real deal. Also, if you installing the iOS/iPadOS 14 and cannot back to the official iOS/iPadOS 13, this post can be helpful to downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 to iOS/iPadOS 13 effortlessly.