How To Downgrade From IOs 16

Here’s what you need to do to get back to iOS 16.1 on your iPhone. During the downgrade, you can’t use your phone, so you’ll have to open it on your computer or other device.

If you make an archive backup, you can use it after you restore it. If you do this right after updating to iOS 16.1.1, you might have a backup of iOS 16.0.3 available in iCloud or on your computer.

Step 1:

Launch iPhone settings and tap the profile icon. You will then be prompted to enter your Apple ID credentials to complete the task.

What you need

Before you begin the step-by-step instructions, you will need the following:

    • Mac or Windows PC


  • The iOS IPSW file you want to downgrade to, which you can get from our Downloads section.
  • A previous backup of your iPhone or iPad. This will help you restore your data. If you don’t have a backup file, you’ll need to set up your iPhone as new.

    Note: iOS backups are not backwards compatible. This means that a backup made in iOS 16 cannot be used after you downgrade your iPhone to iOS 15. But if you have an iOS 15 backup on file, you’re good to go. If not, make sure to back up your photos, videos, and all other data to iCloud, Google Drive, etc., so that you can access them after the old version of your iPhone.

Guide Why downgrade iOS 16.0.2 to iOS 15.7


Apple released iOS 16.0.2 with a number of bug fixes, but not all of them seem to work. For example, touch screen issues for iPhone models with screen replacement have not been resolved, although a fix is ​​confirmed in the update log!

Requirements to downgrade iOS 16

    • Download iOS 15.7 IPSW here that matches your iPhone model
    • iOS 15.x IPSW firmware must be actively signed by Apple. you can check the IPSW signing status here
    • A Mac or Windows PC with Finder or iTunes
    • A Lightning USB cable to connect iPhone to the computer
    • A connection to Internet


    • A full backup of your iPhone to iCloud or to a computer, in case something goes wrong so you can recover your data

Assuming you meet these requirements, you are ready to remove iOS 16 from your iPhone and go back to iOS 15.

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