How to Downgrade iOS 15 beta to 14

If you’ve already used iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 beta of Apple’s developer app and want to downgrade to iOS 14, you’re in the right place. Developer beta versions are usually not stable, so developers can only access them and test them to give feedback to Apple. So, the stability may be the reason you want to downgrade iOS 15 beta to iOS 14. In this guide you will learn how to downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad.

As you may know, Apple first releases the developer beta, and then, if they are confident that the new iOS or iPadOS is very stable, it will be released under the Public Beta app. Anyone can install it when joining the program. This is how you can join the public beta program if you wish.

I recommend that you install the Public Beta if available, instead of sticking to the Developer Beta. But after you install the public beta, your device may still experience issues, which may mean you have less battery life, app crashes, poor performance, and more.

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Whenever you update or install an operating system, the data on the device is the most important. Backup is the solution. Before upgrading to the next version, you need to create an archived backup. If you did this earlier when you were installing the iOS Developer Beta, you can downgrade to iOS 14 and then restore the backup on your device. If you did not make a backup, you can downgrade the device, but you will not be able to restore your device to the state before switching to iOS 15.

How to downgrade from iOS 15 or iPadOS 15

  1. If you are a Windows user, open the Finder on your Mac or iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with the original data cable.
  3. Now put your device in recovery mode. If you do not know how to do this, see this guide to know your iPhone or iPad in recovery mode.
  4. A message window will open asking you to repair your device, simply click the Restore button to wipe your device and install the latest non-beta iOS or iPadOS on your device.
  5. Be patient and follow the on-screen instructions to computerize the recovery process.

Once the software recovery is complete, you can restore the old backup on your Mac, PC or iCould or just set up your iPhone or iPad as a new device. For more information, read more here about uninstalling the beta software on your iPhone or iPad.

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