How to downgrade iOS 9.3 to 9.2.1

While iOS 9.3 brings great new features and fixes many issues with Apple's operating system, you may want to go back to the previous version. Whether you have regretted it or even inadvertently upgraded your device. For the time being, downgrading iOS 9.3 is slightly easy, considering that Apple still has iOS 9.2.1 enabled, something that should not last long. If you want to know how to do this process on your iPhone or iPad, just check out our tips below!

Downgrading from iOS 9.3 to 9.2.1

The first thing to remember is that you can only downgrade iOS 9.3 to the latest available version, which would be iOS 9.2.1. Unfortunately, this kind of thing is only possible while iOS 9.2.1 is still active, something that Apple leaves for only a week or two after an update. If you are unable to downgrade, keep in mind that the period in question must have passed.

Another always important aspect in such situations is the backup, which can be done through iCloud or iTunes itself. You can see how to do this in more detail by clicking on this article.

Well, for starters you owe the iOS 9.2.1 firmware for your specific device. You can look for the file for iPhones at this link and the file for iPads at this link. An important tip is that if for some reason the file is zipped after the download, just rename it and replace the “.zip” format with “.ipsw”.

Please note that as the file is quite large, it may take a while to download. However, when you finish downloading it, pick up your device to start preparing it. First of all, we'll have to put it in DFU mode, which is what will allow your device to be restored for the previous summer.

To do it right, just follow these steps:

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