Many users have decided to try iOS 16 beta and are still not satisfied with the bugs & poor battery life || How to Flash iPhone 14 Pro & iPad in 2022
This guide is not just about how to downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15, this tutorial, however, contains a step-by-step guide on how to flash every iPhone or iPad. Be it iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone X series, and iPhone 8.
Apple recently released the iOS 16 which comes with tons of enticing features. While there are many new features introduced to the iOS 16, there has also been bugs which most users are not happy with. Some, however, have opted with the idea of downgrading back to iOS 15 until the iOS 16 bugs are fixed and stable.

There can be several reasons to update to iOS 16 while it is still in beta but there are just as many reasons to want to go back to the latest version of iOS 15 that exists, the one free of bugs and problems of any kind.

Meanwhile, we, at AndroBliz has profer to guide our users on how to downgrade iOS 16 beta to iOS 15.7, which is the latest stable version you can download. You can find all iOS firmware here.

Please Note:

If in addition to the iPhone, you have also updated your Apple Watch to watchOS 9, know that by the time you return to iOS 15.7, you will no longer be able to use all the functions of the watch and synchronization with the smartphone.

In fact, for the wearable there is no way to go back to watchOS 8 other than to bring it to Apple. So before proceeding with the step of downgrading from iOS 16 to iOS 15, evaluate well.

What You Need To Know Before Downgrading From Any Version Of iOS 16 To Any Version Of iOS 15:

The only way to put iOS 15 back is to completely format the smartphone (in Recovery Mode or in DFU if the first fails). This means that you will lose everything and return with an immaculate device, as if it had just been purchased.

Furthermore, after the restore, you will not be able to import the backup made while you had iOS 16 because previous versions of iOS cannot install backups made with later versions of the firmware.

If, on the other hand, you made a backup with iOS 15.6 or 15.6.1 before switching to iOS 16, then you can import that backup, but you will lose all the changes made in the last weeks of using iOS 16.

If you didn't make a backup when you were still on iOS 15, it's not "terrible". Fortunately, iCloud stores most of the information such as: Contacts, Address Book, Notes, Passwords for the various logins and so on.

But know that you will have to re-download the various applications and arm yourself with a little patience to get back to having an iPhone exactly as it was before.

How To Downgrade From iOS 16 To iOS 15:

1.) Connect your iPhone (or iPad) to your computer:

Using the USB-A to Lightning or USB-C to Lightning cable, connect your device to your computer. If possible, prefer the original cables to those of third parties (it is safer).

2.) Enter Recovery Mode:

When you are successful, you will see the computer and cable icon appear on the screen. To enter Recovery Mode the procedure changes according to the model of iPhone (or iPad) in your possession, we'll see them all in this article.

How To Enter Recovery Mode On Every iOS Device:

  • On iPhone 8 and all iPhones with Face ID: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down key. Next, hold down the side button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • On iPad with Home button: Press and hold the top (or side) button and the Volume down button at the same time. Don't release anything even when the Apple logo appears. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • On all iPads with Face ID: Press and quickly release the Volume Up key. Press and quickly release the Volume Down key. Next, hold the top button until the recovery mode screen appears.

3.) Successful Device Detection:

At this point, your device will be detected by the computer. If you are on a newer version of macOS, the iPhone will appear in the Finder window and you will find it in the left sidebar. If you have a Mac with an older version of the operating system or if you are on Windows, you will need to download and use iTunes to proceed.

4.) Now Proceed To Restore:

From your iPhone management screen, select Restore. The computer will download the latest version of iOS 15 and install it. If you have already downloaded the firmware manually, you can feed it to your computer by clicking the Option ⌥ key on the keyboard (if you are on Mac) and then on Restore or the SHIFT key on the keyboard (if you are on Windows) and then on Restore. A window will open from which you can select the previously downloaded .ipsw file.

5.) Install:

If a message appears saying "A software update is required to restore your iPhone" click on the " Install " button.

The recovery procedure is automatic but be careful not to interrupt it during the process!

How To Fix Any Installation Problem(s) During Downgrade:

For the sake of completeness we add that sometimes problems may occur during the restore. The operation could be aborted by showing various error codes (for each of which there is potentially a different solution). Downgrading isn't difficult but it can be scary.

In any case, if the procedure fails, repeat it all over again but instead of selecting "Reset", choose the blue "Update" button. Probably the process will fail again but at this point re-run the entire procedure once again by tapping on the “Reset” button, as initially indicated in the guide. The third time everything should go smoothly.

The alternative (but only in case of failures) is to enter the smartphone in DFU mode, which is deeper than in Recovery Mode.

On all iPhones with Face ID: connect the smartphone to the computer with the cable and turn it off completely. From off, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down key together with the right side key for 5 seconds. Then release the side key and continue to hold the Volume Down key until the screen remains black and a message appears on the computer.

On iPhone 8: connect the smartphone to the computer with the cable and turn it off. Press the side power key for 3 seconds and without releasing it, press the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

As soon as the Apple logo disappears, release the power button and continue holding the Volume Down for another 5 seconds. If the display remains black, you have entered DFU and a message will appear on the computer.


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