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How to downgrade iOS 10.1 on iPhone and iPad

The owners of iPhone and iPad who have installed the new update iOS 10.1, it is possible to do a rollback to the previous version of the operating system. Apple traditionally after the release of leaves for a while the opportunity. A day after the release of the new OS, the company still issues digital certificates for iOS 10.0.2/10.0.3.

The iOS release 10.1 took place on Monday evening. The main innovation of the new version is a portrait shooting mode, which was widely publicized during the last Apple presentation. Use it only the owners of iPhone 7 Plus, as it can only work on devices with dual camera. Also in the new version fixed the Bluetooth enhancements and fixed several bugs.

Some owners of iPhone and iPad after updating to iOS 10.1 complain about the slow performance of the device and an intense reduction in battery life. Likely, the next update will address those issues, but until then, there is the possibility to perform the procedure to downgrade – rollback to the previous version of the OS. In the case of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus we are talking about iOS 10.0.3, for all other devices – iOS 10.0.2. It is worth remembering that the situation could change at any time.


  • iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.1.
  • File iOS 10.0.2 or 10.0.3 iOS in IPSW format.
  • iTunes on Mac or Windows.

How to roll back iOS 10.1 for iOS 10.0.2 / 10.0.3:

Step 1: Download the IPSW file for iOS 10.0.2 or 10.0.3 iOS from here if you have an iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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Step 2: Check that you have the latest version of iTunes. To download the latest version of the program on this page.

Step 3: Check that you have backup your device data. This can be done by going to settings iCloud –> Backup –> backup or by connecting iPhone or iPad to computer and saved a backup using iTunes.

Step 4: Disable Touch ID/Password in the basic settings section.

Step 5: turn Off Find my iPhone in Settings –> iCloud.

Step 6: connect your computer to your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10.1 on Board to your computer.

Step 7: Open iTunes and in the top pane of the program choose your gadget.

Step 8: Hold the keyboard Shift (or Alt on OS X), click the button “Restore”.

Step 9: In the program window, specify the firmware file iOS 10.0.2/10.0.3 downloaded in step 1.

Step 10: Wait for the completion of the procedure, the recovery process the OS will take some time. You can now use the device!

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