After the release of developer version and many beta versions, Apple finally managed to release the final version of iOS 10 few weeks ago. Though iOS 10 come with a power-packed features such as redesigned control center, rich lock screen notifications, raise to wake and much more few users are still apprehensive about the iOS 10 even after installing.
For all those, here are the simple steps to downgrade to iOS 9.3.5. Remember, this method will only work for a week or two maybe. If Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.5, then you will be forced to come to the pavilion of iOS 10.
Things you need to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9
- Make sure iTunes is installed in your PC.
- Also make sure you download, iOS 9.3.5 firmware IPSW file.
Step 1: You have to download the IPSW file for iOS 9.3.5 which will be a hefty 2GB file. Make sure you have an internet connection of decent speed which will not interrupt the downloading in between.
Step 2: Once you have finished downloading, connect your Apple device to the iTunes on your PC by launching it.
Step 3: You will be able to downgrade only, if you place your device into DFU mode. Press the Power button and the Home button together at once for about 10 seconds to activate this mode. Next release the Power button and hold only the Home button without releasing your finger for about 20 seconds until iTunes pops a message saying your device is in recovery mode. You might have to attempt a few times to land on this mode. So be cautious while doing this.
Step 4: Now on your PC, press and hold the Shift (In case of Windows OS) or Option key (in case of Mac) and press the Restore button in iTunes. You will get a prompted window to select a file. Here you have to select the file that you have downloaded by navigating to the particular location from Step 1.
Step 5: It will prompt you for few confirmations and after that iTunes will start installing iOS 9.3.5 on your Apple device. The time taken to do the restore will be roughly around 10-15 minutes.
Step 6: Reboot your device once done and you are all set with your comfy iOS back again.