In case you don’t know, the new iOS 14 operating system is finally here. As usual, it comes with a host of amazing features and improvements. Even with that, there’s a chance that not everybody will find the new iOS as a better option over the previous ones. Apart from that, since iOS 14 is still new, it’ll likely come with bugs that might hinder iPhones from functioning well. If you’re one of those who find the new iOS problematic at the moment, there’s good news for you. And that is, you’ll be able to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 14 to iOS 13.7 after reading this article.
How To Downgrade Your iPhone Back To iOS 13.7 From iOS 14
In case you’re wondering how you can downgrade your iPhone back from iOS 14 to iOS 13.7, you might have to stop worrying about it. You can check below for the simple steps to make that happen.
Step 1: Upgrade to the latest version of iTunes
Before going ahead and restoring your iPhone, it’s advisable that you upgrade to the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac (older than macOS Catalina). However, if you’re using macOS Catalina or something newer, you don’t need to worry. After successfully doing that, next is to download the relevant IPSW file, which is pre-compiled for your specific device. You can check the links below for getting the one that goes with your iPhone model.
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
- iPhone-11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone-XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8
- iPhone-8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone-7 Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone-6S Plus
- iPhone SE
Step 2: Disable “Find My iPhone”
The second step to downgrading your smartphone from iOS 14 to iOS 13.7 is to disable “Find my iPhone”. Although you can also disable it in the ‘middle of the process’, but it’s safer to do it in start and avoid any unforeseen complications.
That said, you’ll be able to disable the feature by heading to the Settings area. From there, you’ll need to tap on iCloud, and then the “Find My iPhone” feature. Then, you’ll have to toggle the button off and confirm your decision using the correct Apple ID password.
Step 3: Connect Your iPhone to Finder or iTunes
Next, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer. To do that, ensure that your iTunes is open on your PC or pre-macOS Catalina Mac. In case, you’re using macOS Catalina and newer versions, ensure that the Finder window is open. After confirming that, the next step is to put your device on DFU mode.
Step 4: Restore your iPhone
After confirming that the device is in DFU mode, Finder or iTunes will automatically detect it, asking you if you want to restore your phone. For PC, press and hold the “Shift key” and click the Restore iPhone/iPad option. For Mac, you can follow the same step, except that you’ll press and hold the “Option Key”.
Step 5: Select the relevant IPSW file
The last thing to do is to select the IPSW file that you downloaded earlier. Of course, you’ll be able to select the file from your computer. After that, your iPhone will restart a few times, before finally downgrading you back to iOS 13.7 from iOS 14.