Apple today released iOS 9.2 and for those who already got the update but doesn’t like it can still downgrade back to their previous firmware. Although, this version contains a number of fixes some users continue to experience bugs and, even more, problems. Furthermore, iOS 9.2 isn’t a major firmware where iPhone and iPad users will actually get to use new features and design.
With that being said, it won’t hurt you if you decided to downgrade from iOS 9.2 back to iOS 9.1. In fact, if you can upgrade again whenever you wish to but downgrade has its limited time. Once Apple close their signing window, you will not be able to downgrade.
Before we actually begin the downgrading process, keep in mind that it’s recommended to create a backup of your iOS device first just in case anything went wrong. This ensures that you can get all of your data back and running again. To back up an iPhone or iPad, head over to your iCloud in the Settings app or open up iTunes from your computer.
How to Downgrade back to iOS 9.1
- Download the iOS 9.1 firmware to your computer
- Connect your iPhone or iPad and launch iTunes software
- Press on Shift key and click on Restore iPhone… at the same time
- This will open up a window where you can choose the new iOS 9.1
- iTunes will take up to 20 mins to restore your device back to iOS 9.1
When done, either chooses to set it up as a brand new device, if you have not created a back up earlier. If you followed our suggestion and make a back up for your device, then choose restore from backup. Your iPhone or iPad is now running on iOS 9.1.
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