Some apps and their features might not work as expected in the iOS 15 test versions. That’s why you might be looking for a way to downgrade from iOS 15 Public Beta to the most recent version of iOS 14!
If you listened to us and performed an archived backup before upgrading to iOS 15, you are able to remove the iOS 15 beta and restore your iPhone or iPad without losing data. Else, you can still downgrade, but you won’t be able to restore your device to its original state.
How To Downgrade From iOS 15 Beta To iOS 14
- 1. Open Finder on your Mac, or iTunes on a Windows computer.
- 2. Connect iPhone or iPad to computer with the help of the Lightning cable.
- 3. Trust iPhone from Mac and Mac from iPhone if requested.
- 4. Disable Find My on iPhone. (Settings -> Apple ID -> Find My -> Find My iPhone -> Turn Off)
- 5. Bring iOS or iPadOS device into Recovery Mode. (Volume Up -> Volume Down -> Hold Side Button pressed until Recovery Mode screen is displayed.)
Tip: Scroll this article for tips about how to bring other iPhone and iPad models into Recovery Mode.
- 6. A pop up is displayed on your computer asking if you want to Restore, Update or Cancel. Click Restore.
Fact: This will erase your device and install the latest iOS 14 public release. (iOS 14.6 at the time of writing).
- 7. Click Restore and Update to confirm your selection.
- 8. The software restore is verified with Apple. After the process completes use the Restore option to bring back the media and all your other settings back to your iPhone.
How To Bring iPhone In Recovery Mode
- iPhone 8 – iPhone 12 Pro Max: Click and release Volume Up, followed by Volume Down and press & hold the Side Button until the Recovery Mode screen is displayed on your device.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button at the same time until iPhone enters Recovery Mode.
- iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at the same time until device restarts in Recovery Mode.
Can You Downgrade From iOS 15 Without Computer?
No, unfortunately you can’t revert from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14 without the help of a Mac or Windows computer.
You need to use Finder or iTunes in the process and this software is only available on a computer.
Fact: On a Windows PC you have to install iTunes! Open it and click your iPhone’s icon available at the top of the window. You can also find your iPhone in the Devices section, in the sidebar. For more details please check this step-by-step guide.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Beta Downgrade Reasons?
The iOS 15 Public Beta is by far one of the most reliable iPhone test versions released by Apple in recent years.
iOS betas are famous for causing excessive battery drain, app crashes and cause features of third-party apps not to work as expected.
However, iOS 15 Public Beta 2 battery management better than the public iOS 14.6 release, which is known for poor battery life!
More, a big reason not to downgrade from iOS 15 can be the paired Apple Watch. If you updated it to watchOS 8 Public Beta, you won’t be able to use the wrist-worn device, the moment you switch back to iOS 14!
watchOS 8 needs iOS 15 to work and. Unfortunately, watchOS 8 can’t be manually downgraded to watchOS 7. The only option is to send the watch back to Apple and ask them to install watchOS 7 for you.
Are you looking to downgrade from iOS 15? Why? Have you found a bug that you can’t live with? Share your feedback using the comments section.
Related: You might be also interested in how to switch from iOS 15 Developer Beta to the Public Beta updates bandwagon!