During the Keynote on March 21st , Apple announced the official release of the final version of iOS 9.3, which arrived on the company’s devices along with OS X 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2.
Actually iOS 9.3 does not offer a lot of new features and innovations compared to previous versions, probably the most remarkable being the new Night Shift mode and the data protection in the Notes app via Touch ID or via passwords.
Therefore, many users may want to go back to an earlier version of iOS 9 through a process we call “downgrade”. In this tutorial, from iPadizate, we explain how to downgrade from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1 .
How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1
1. Important, before you begin you must back up your iPhone or iPad using iTunes and iCloud.
2. Download iOS 9.2.1 firmware specific to your iPhone or iPad from this link.
3. Open iTunes and connect your iOS device via the Lightning to USB cable.
4. Select your iPhoneiPad in iTunes.
5. Press Alt Option and press “Restore” on Mac or press Shift and press “Restore” on Windows.
6. Browse and select the iOS 9.2.1 firmware file you previously downloaded.
Downgrade allows you to restore a previous backup
This process will downgrade your iPhoneiPad from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1 . Again, it is important to back up your device as the downgrade will format or restore all data on your smartphone or tablet. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that requires the IPSW file firmware for each specific device model and that you can download from the website provided in the tutorial.
Finally, once the downgrade process is completed, the hardware will reboot the device to proceed with the configuration of the device. From here you can choose to configure it as a new device or restore it from a previous backup.
Your opinion interests us
What did you think of iOS 9.3? Do you like the new features? Do you think they are enough? When will the jailbreak arrive and for which OS version will it be available? Big questions, big answers – we’ll be waiting for you in the comments!