How to Downgrade iPhone/iPad without iTunes
Why Need to Downgrade iPhone/iPad System
“Believe it or not, my iPad always get stuck after I update iOS to 9.3 version. I guess it is because that my iPad is too old. It cannot run iOS 9.3 smoothly. Can I get iOS 9.2 back to my iPad with my present data?”
Since the latest release of iOS 9.3, a great many of Apple fans rush to upgrade their iPhone or iPad. However, once upgraded, many bugs will occur in the system, such as crash, unstable restart, insensitive touch, disconnection of wifi and more due to the mismatch between the new version and the iOS device system, thus they will complain excessively about the newest system before long and can’t wait to restoring to original system. I’ll show you how to downgrade briefly below.
Backup iPhone/iPad Data
For a start, you need to make a backup of your iPhone/iPad via iCloud or iTunes in case of any data loss.
Backup via iCloud
1.Connect your iPhone/iPad to Wi-Fi network.
2.Tap Settings > iCloud > Backup.
3.Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on, Then tap “back up now”.
Backup Using iTunes
1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone/iPad to computer.
2. In iTunes, select Backup to this computer, then click “Back Up Now”.
Steps to Downgrade iPhone/iPad iOS without iTunes
iRevert is one of a handful software that allow you to successfully downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 without itunes, being jailbroken or loosing data.
Devices supported: iPhone 6&6 plus, 6s, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s; iPad mini & air, etc.
Step 1: Download and install iRevert Downgrader, then click “Agree” to continue
Step 2: Select the iOS version you would like to download to, then click “Next”.
Note: It will take a longer time if you choose to downgrade to iOS 7.
Step 3: You’d better select “Partial” If your iPhone/iPad have been jailbroken before, or you are recommended to choose “Full”, then click “Next”.
Step 4: Connect your iOS devices to be detected by pc, then click “Sync” to check the compatibility.
Step 5: After detection, click “Downgrade” to start downgrading.
Note：It will take for a while, and do not disconnect your iOS devices to PC during the process of downgrade.
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