This is how to revert from iOS 13 to iOS 12. Officially, Apple doesn’t support downgrading iOS 13 to iOS 12, but for a limited time, you wipe your iPhone, put iOS 12.4.1 on it, and then restore a backup. You did it in iOS 12.
If you’re experiencing iOS 13 issues, missing a feature you loved in iOS 12, or just need to go back, you can use this guide to upgrade to iOS 12.
This comes with some caveats. You can only revert to iOS 12.4.1 and only downgrade to iOS 12 for a limited time. Once Apple stops signing iOS 12.4.1, you can no longer downgrade. This usually happens in about a week or two.
The only other thing you have to keep in mind is that this will wipe your iPhone and when you go back to iOS 12.4.1 you will have to restore a backup from iOS 12. You cannot upload a backup from iOS 13 or iOS. 13 beta.
Officially Apple doesn’t support iOS 13 downgrade, but it’s an easy process that doesn’t break your support or warranty.
How to Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12
Here’s what you need to do to revert to iOS 12 on your iPhone. You won’t be able to use your phone during downgrade, so you need to turn it on on your computer or other device.
If you made an archived backup, you can use it after restoring it. If you’re doing this right after the iOS 13 release date, you should still have a usable iOS 12 backup.
Follow these steps to revert from iOS 13 to iOS 12.
- Download iOS 12.4.1 update for your iPhone from this website.
- . If you don’t have one, don’t proceed.
- Turn off Find My iPhone on your iPhone.
- Once your phone is backed up and all the above steps are complete, the .
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If you’re still using macOS Mojave, this is how it works. If you’ve already upgraded to macOS Catalina, you’ll need to start this process in Finder. Instead of opening iTunes, open Finder and click your iPhone on the left.
- . when you click and .
- In the window that opens, click open.
- . to start this process
- . Once complete, you will be back to iOS 12.4.1.
This process takes some time to complete. When it does, you can freshen up or restore a backup made in iOS 12. Most people will want to install a backup.