How to Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15?

iOS 16 is on the way with some new exciting features such as Always-On Display and lock screen widgets. All iPhone users are eagerly waiting to upgrade their device from iOS 15 to iOS 16. Initially, Apple will release a developer build and a public beta of iOS 16.  So it’s obvious that you will encounter several bugs and problems after installing the latest iOS 16 version. However, the good news is that you can downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 easily. Let’s discuss the downgrading process step by step.

Downgrade from iOS 16

Like Windows, for iOS, you can’t roll back an update if you don’t like the new update. You have to download the older stable iOS 15 version for your iPhone model. Apple doesn’t offer downloads itself, but you can get the older iOS versions from third party websites. Follow the below steps to downgrade iOS.

Prerequisite: Do not forget to make a backup of your iPhone before proceeding with the downgrade. The downgrade process will remove all data.

Steps to Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15


  • Select the correct Signed IPSWs firmware for your iPhone.

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  • Now download the latest iOS 15 version.
  • Connect your iOS device to a computer and launch the Finder window on your PC.
  • Now backup all of your iPhone’s data to your PC.
  • Enable the Trust feature and select your iOS device from the sidebar
  • Press and hold the Alt/Option key on your Mac device OR Shift key on Windows PC.
  • Tap the Restore iPhone button.
  • Choose the IPSW file you downloaded earlier and enter the Restore & Update button.
  • Finally, tap on the Next button and agree to Apple’s T&Cs.
  • The process will take up to 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After completing the process successfully, your iPhone will boot back into your stable iOS 15 version.

Note: A clean copy of the iOS 15 version will be installed (Without Previous Data). So you need to restore from a backup you created earlier to access old apps, texts, and other data back onto the device.

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