How to Downgrade iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 beta to iOS 13

If you have updated your device to iOS 14 beta and plan to downgrade from iOS 14 beta to iOS 13, then this guide is for you. It is not that difficult to downgrade your iPhone or iPad, but follow the given step for a successful downgrade.

Early in the guide on how to install iOS 14 beta, we mentioned that you should not install iOS 14 beta on your critical device where you can not afford any errors. Either way, if you find some bugs in iOS 14 that are bothering you through your device, and you decide to downgrade them. You should report the bug to Apple and it may be fixed in the next version. If you do not want to do this, the following are the things you need to restore your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13:


  • Mac computer or computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  • Your telephone data is so important, so read the following lines carefully:
    While using the iOS 14 beta on your device, you may have new data: images, videos, etc. Which cannot be restored after downgrading to iOS 13. The only thing you can do is store your data on iCloud.
  • After the downgrade, you can also restore any iOS 13 archives backup, the backup taken before upgrading to iOS 14. If you do not have an iOS 13 backup, you can still downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13, but after that, you can set your device as new.
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How to downgrade iOS 14 beta to iOS 13

  1. You need a Mac or PC to downgrade iOS or iPadOS. The latest iTunes is required for Windows or macOS users using a MacOS version older than Mojave.
  2. You can also download the iOS 13 IPSW files that you can recover with Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows. (optional)
    Download the appropriate IPSW file for your iPhone
  3. Now connect your device to PC or PC.
  4. Open the Finder if you are using MacOS Big Sur, Catalina or Mojave. Older MacOS versions or Windows users on a computer need to use the latest iTunes.
  5. Put your device in recovery mode according to the appropriate method of your device:
    • iPad Pro with Face ID: Press and release quickly VOL-UP, press and release VOL-DOWN and then hold the Top button. You will see that your device starts recharging again and you have to keep holding the TOP button until iPad Pro goes into recovery mode.
    • Apple iPhone 8 or latest: Press and release the VOL-UP, Press, and release quickly VOL-DOWN and then hold the Side button until the iPhone goes into recovery mode.
    • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold the VOL-DOWN and Sleep/Walke hold buttons simultaneously, hold the buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
    • Apple iPhone 6 and older models, iPad with home button and iPod touch (6th generation or older): Press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake hold down buttons at the same time, hold them until you see the recovery mode screen on your device.
  6. If your device successfully goes into recovery mode, the Finder or iTunes will detect your device in recovery mode and show you a message to repair or update.
  7. Restore iOS or iPadOS
    • Directly from the Apple server: You can simply click the Restore button to download and install iOS from Apple Server.
    • Use the IPSW file you downloaded: If you’re on a Mac, press and hold the option key from the keyboard. If you are on a computer, hold down the Shift key and then press the Restore button. This will require opening the IPSW file that you downloaded in step 1, selecting the file and opening it. Then confirm to delete and repair the iOS or iPadOS.
  8. Let Finder or iTunes complete the recovery process and wait for it. Once completed, you can restore an iCloud or PC backup or even set it up as a new device.
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Please leave a comment below if you need help downgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.


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