How to downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5 without data loss?

While the new iOS 16 Beta update comes with many exciting features, it is still the Beta update and you’ll be facing many blues and issues, making the firmware unstable to use. Some users might want to revert back to the iOS 15.5 firmware and re-install iOS 16 later. This isn’t an easy process but this article will make it easy for you. In this article, you’ll get to know all about how to downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5.

Files needed for downgrading from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5

Download IPSW

Apple allows you to roll back to a few old versions and for that, you’ll need a signed IPSW file for your iPhone. You can find it on Google. You’ll still have to ensure you’re using a trusted source for downloading IPSW and choose the signed version of IPSW. Make sure that you’re choosing the latest iOS 15.5 IPSW.

Remove iOS 16 beta profile

Once you’ve installed iOS 16 Beta on your iPhone, it means that you have installed the iOS 16 Beta profile too. When you’re looking to downgrade, you’ll want to remove or uninstall the iOS 16 Beta profile. For removing the Beta profile, you should follow these steps.

  • Open Settings on your device
  • Head over to General -> VPN & Device Management
  • Under the configuration profile, you’ll find iOS 16 Beta
  • Tap on the iOS 16 Beta option
  • Then, tap on Remove Profile before confirming it
  • Restart your iPhone once the pop-up appears

downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5 without data loss

Download iTunes (for Windows only)

This will only apply to Windows PC users. For removing iOS 16 Beta and installing iOS 15.5, you’ll require a PC. For Windows PC, the iTunes application will be needed. For Mac users, you’ll be using Finder.

How to downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5

Once you have taken a backup of your iPhone, it’ll be time to uninstall iOS 16 Beta.

  1. iTunes or Finder should be open, and your iPhone should be plugged into your computer.
  2. Look out for the Restore iPhone option under software but do not click on it yet.
  3. Windows – Press and hold the Shift button before left-clicking on the Restore iPhone button.
  4. Mac – Press and hold the Options button and left-click on the Restore iPhone button.
  5. Browse and choose the IPSW file that you downloaded earlier.
  6. Then, click on Open and you’ll get a popup, you’ll have to click on Restore.
  7. Now, iOS 16 Beta will get uninstalled and your iPhone will downgrade from iOS 16 Beta to iOS 15.5

Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learnt how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports and most importantly technology. Aviral is a regular writer for rootmygalaxy.net and has been getting better by the day.

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