How to Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15

Posted by Brian Davis on Jul 13 4:00 PM
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iOS 16 Beta version is now available on iPhone 8 and new models. It means that users can try using the new iOS system features ahead of its official release. Some users may choose to update their iOS versions to iOS 16 as soon as it is released. Though iOS 16 brings brand new features and interface, it still has a few bugs and glitches that arise a new question asking how to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15. In this post, we will show you effective solutions to downgrade the iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15. Here we go.

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Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 via iTunes

If you have a previous backup before updating your iOS version to the latest iOS 15, you can downgrade the iOS 16 to the public iOS version via iTunes. Besides restoring the backup, users can also restore their iOS 16 to the public version directly. Read it on and learn the stepwise guide to downgrade your iOS version.

Step 1. Update your iTunes/Finder to the latest version, then connect your iPhone to iTunes.
Step 2. When iTunes detects your iPhone, tap the little device icon on the top left toolbar.
Step 3. Click on the Summary option.
Step 4. If you have an archived backup, click on the Restore Backup button. If not, click on the Restore option.

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An alternative choice for users to downgrade the iOS version is to put iPhone into Recovery mode and restore it. If you don't know how to put your iPhone into Recovery mode, the following will show you the detailed steps.

Before putting your iPhone into Recovery mode, please launch the latest iTunes/Finder version. Then, turn off your iPhone and connect it to the computer.

For iPhone 8 or the later models: Press the Volume Up button and release it quickly. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly. Then, keep holding the Side button until you can see the Recovery mode screen.

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For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and keep holding both the Side and Home buttons concurrently. You can release the buttons when you see the Recovery mode screen.

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For iPhone 6 and earlier models: Press and keep holding the Top and Home buttons. Release both the buttons until you can see the Recovery mode screen.

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Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 via TunesKit iOS System Recovery

If you need a one-step solution, TunesKit iOS System Recovery can be a wise choice to downgrade your iOS version. It is a professional iOS fixing tool that gives users guarantees to fix more than 150+ iOS issues like iPhone black screen, iPhone keeps crashing, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, etc. By taking the assistance of TunesKit iOS System Recovery, users will be able to downgrade their iOS version with 4 simple steps. What's more, TunesKit iOS System Recovery can fix your iPhone and downgrade the iOS system version without causing any data loss.

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TunesKit iOS System Recovery Key Features

  • Covers 150+ iOS issues and iTunes glitches
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface
  • 3 easy steps to fix your iOS devices with ease
  • No data loss in the Standard Mode
  • Downgrade iOS system version with ease

The following content will show you how to downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15. Before downgrading, you can download the wanted software package from the ipsw.me website.

Step 1Connect iPhone to Computer

To begin with, please download and launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer. This program is available on both Windows and Mac. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer via a workable cable. Click on the Start button.

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Step 2Select the Fixing Mode

In this phase, you will need to select the Standard Mode. The Standard mode will not cause any data loss after downgrading. It is worth noting that using the Advanced mode will erase all your iPhone content and data.

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Step 3Download Firmware Package

Here, you will need to download a firmware package to downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15. Before downloading, please ensure that all the given information on the screen is corresponding to your iPhone. If you have a firmware package downloaded, you can also click on the Select button to use the downloaded firmware package.

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Step 4Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15

Tap the Repair button to start downgrading the iOS version. TunesKit iOS System Recovery will downgrade your iPhone from iOS 16 to iOS 15 within several minutes.

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Bottom Line

That's all about how to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 with 2 efficient solutions. The former one will be a little complicated. Using TunesKit iOS System Recovery can be an effortless choice to downgrade the iOS version without data loss. If you cannot downgrade your iOS version, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

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