How to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5


Apple has finally released the official version of iOS 10. Apple’s latest mobile operating system comes with tons of changes that give users a solid reason to upgrade. There are thousands of people rushed to download and install it on their iPhone or iPad on the day of release. However, we have received a lot of reports of issues that users are facing with Apple’s iOS 10 ranging from battery draining quickly to connectivity problems.

If you are experiencing the above-mentioned issues, you will find it necessary to go back to iOS 9.3.5 and wait for a fix from Apple. In this tutorial, we will show you how to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5.

How to downgrade back to iOS 9.3.5

Before we get started, remember:

  • iOS 9.3.5 is still being signed by Apple so you can downgrade back to iOS 9.3.5.
  • Make sure that you have a backup from iOS 9 available.
  • You cannot restore backups made on iOS 10 after you have installed iOS 9.3.5

Let’s proceed with step-by-step instructions

Step one: The first thing you need to do is to find and download the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file on your device. Make sure that you choose the correct IPSW file that corresponds with your device. To do this,  launch the web browser on your Mac or Window and point it the following URL to get the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file:


Step two: Once the download is completed, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB Cable.

Step three: After you are done, open iTunes on your computer and select your iPhone.

Step four: Next up, you simply hold the Option and Command key for Mac (Hold Shift key for Windows) at the same time, and click the “Restore” button to start the restore process.

Step five: Now, navigate to the iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file you downloaded earlier. Once you are done, iTunes will notify you the device will be erased and you will lose all your data.

Step six: Now you can start installing the iOS 9.3.5 on your device. Once done, your device will reboot.

Method 2:

There is another way you can use to downgrade back to iOS 9.3.4. You can follow the steps below

Step one: Turn off Find My iPhone on your device by heading to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone.

Step two: Connect your iOS device with computer and launch iTunes.

Step three: Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode by holding down both Power and Home buttons for ten seconds.

Step four: Follow the steps 4 and 5 to go back to iOS 9.3.5.

Note that you can update to iOS 10 any time if you change your mind.

That’s it!

 Will you downgrade to iOS 9.3.5 or just stick with iOS 10? Share with us in the comments section below.

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