After recent release of iOS 9.1, Apple has just released another update that is iOS 9.2 beta version. Although iOS 9.2 looks to run faster and fixes many bug issues and performance improvement. Users who have already updated their iPhone, iPod or iPad to iOS 9.2 but like to downgrade back to iOS 9.1 for whatever reasons then go through the steps mentioned below.
One can downgrade the iOS for the limited time only as long as Apple is signing the prior iOS version. However, it is not clear how long it will take, but it might be for a week or two. Nevertheless, if you wish to downgrade from 9.2 to 9.1 then you must act fast so that you don’t miss the opportunity to the signing screen from Apple. If you have updated your iOS devices to iOS 9.2 beta version or iOS 9.2 final, it doesn’t matter as it works same for both. So, here is the step by step guide that will help you to downgrade your iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1/9.0.
Steps to Downgrade iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1/9.0
This is same for any iPhone, iPod or iPad and same from any Mac or PC. look here below for the steps to downgrade iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1/9.0:
Step 1: Create a Backup of your iOS Device. Before you proceed further, it is recommended that you must sync your iOS device to iCloud or iTunes. You should not skip this step or else you will lose your data such as contacts, images, videos, apps, messages and everything stored on your device.
Step 2: Download the iOS 9.1 IPSW for your Device. Using IPSW to upgrade or downgrade with firmware is usually considered more advanced. Select the proper version for your iOS device.
Step 3: Now start iTunes and connect your device with USB cable to start the downgrade process.
Step 4: From the iTunes select your device.
- For Mac – Option click “Restore”
- For Windows – SHIFT click “Restore”
Step 5: Now select the iOS 9.1/9.0 IPSW file (downloaded above) to restore your device. By performing this process, the data stored in your device will get erased but your device will return back to iOS 9.1
Step 6: Once the downgrade process complete, you can set your device as new or you can restore it from the backup created previously and get back your photos, apps, messages, etc back on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
But in case if you forget or have skipped the process to backup your data with iTunes or iCloud? Well, in this case, you will lose all your important data stored on your iDevices. Nevertheless, if you want to recover them, then you can use iOS Device Recovery Tool for Windows/Mac. It is particularly designed to restore lost/deleted/erased data from iPhone, iPad and iPod. This tool can also be used to restore erased data after iOS 9.2 update. This software can easily recover data like photos, videos, audio, messages, contacts, notes, etc. below find out the guide on how to use iOS device recovery tool and recover data.
Steps to Recover Deleted Data From iOS Device After Downgrade From iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1/9.0
Step 1: Connect iOS Device with Computer
At first, there is a need to launch dr.fone toolkit on your computer. Now use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device so that you can connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. Now click on “Data Recovery” and select “Recover from iOS Device” option.
Tips: Before you run dr.fone, you should download the latest version of iTunes. In order to avoid the automatically sync, don’t launch iTunes when dr.fone toolkit is running. It is suggested that you disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand. For this, you have to launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.
Step 2: Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It
Now simply click the “Start Scan” button to start this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for lost or deleted data. The scanning process may last a few minutes, most probably, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you notice that the data you are looking for is present there, then you can click the “Pause” button in order to stop the process.
Step 3: Preview the Scanned Data
The scan will take some time. Once it’s finished, you can see a scan result that appears by the program. The lost and previous data on your device displays in categories. In order to filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, there is a need to swipe the option “Only display the deleted items” to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. You can then see there is a search box on the top right of the window. There, you can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box.
Step 4: Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
When you find the data you are looking for, you just have to put the check mark in front of the box to select them. And then, click the “Recover” button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device”. If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click “Recover to Device”.
You might be having question in your mind that should we downgrade from iOS 9.2 to iOs 9.1/9.0? Of course not, but there are some users that want to downgrade for various reasons or just want to have older version, hence it is good for them.