How To Downgrade From IOS 10.3.1 To IOS 10.3 Or 10.2.1

Posted: Apr 5 2017, 11:08am CDT | by , in News | Apple

How to downgrade from iOS 10.3.1 to iOS 10.3 or 10.2.1

iOS 10.3.1 is great update in terms of fortification of some services and other security issues. The update has been welcomed by a majority of people. Although, there are some people who would happily allow fishy business to go around in their smartphone’s system. (know what I mean?) For those people who are interested in rolling back to the earlier version (iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.2.1), here are the steps to do so:

• Download packages for iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.2.1 versions. Pay attention to which system package you are downloading. (iPad or iPhone)

• Install Apple iTunes PC application on your computer. You can find a download package available at

• Connect your device with your computer using the Lightning cable. Start iTunes PC application.

• Click on your device at the top-left corner to open it up.

• Once you are done downloading the iOS packages, click on “Restore iPhone” while pressing the Shift key or the Option key. (depending on your computer)

• A window will popup, asking you for the path where you have stored your downloaded iOS package. Browse to the path and the package file and select enter.

• You will see the setup start for the previous iOS version. At this point, leave your computer and device as it is and be very cautious not to cancel, disconnect the device, or shutdown the computer. Your newly updated iPhone or iPad will now wake up to the iOS welcome screen and ask for some basic setup and settings.

Keep in mind that we specifically mentioned iOS 10.3 and iOS 10.2.1 because they are still signed by Apple. The iOS versions before these are now not signed by Apple and hence you cannot downgrade to those iOS versions, at least not by any official means which won’t “void” your warranty if you tried to them.

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