Did you download iOS 10 last night and now want to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 – the public version of iOS 9 on your iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone? Good news! There’s a way to do that.

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

Steps to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

To Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5 firmware you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Download the public version of iOS 9.3.5 file, the firmware Apple continues to sign. Currently, it’s iOS 9.3.5. Download the appropriate file to your iOS device. After the download completes, save the file in a folder on your desktop to access it easily later on.
  2. Download iTunes on your Mac or PC from apple.com/itunes, launch it and proceed with installation.
  3. Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad with the help of a USB cable to the PC. Let the PC install necessary drivers if it asks for them.
  4. On the top left of iTunes, the iDevice will pop up. Click its name.
  5. At the center of iTunes, there will be a “Restore iPhone” button. Hold down the “Shift” key on the left on Windows or the “Option” key on the left on Mac and click on the button while holding the key.
  6. A popup box will be visible, and will ask you to choose an IPSW firmware. Now double click on the iOS 9.3.5 file you saved in the first step.

The process of the downgrade will then begin, and depending on your iOS device’s age and the speed of your connection, it will take just a few minutes. During the iOS 10 downgrade process, don’t touch your iDevice or your PC. Let the process finish and stay calm.

Downgrade iOS 10 to 9.3.5

After the process completes, you’ll see that the iDevice starts to iOS 9.3.5. But note one thing, when you downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5, you lose all the files and data on your iDevice. Also, you can’t restore a backup that was made on iOS 10 on a device that has iOS 9.3.5 firmware.

Currently, iOS 10 is pretty buggy, and we won’t consider it for daily use. But if you’re planning to do the opposite, then be aware of the issues you might encounter, such as battery drainage.

To conclude, we recommend you to go to iOS 10 once it has three or four builds available, ensuring it runs in a smooth manner, not like it is running currently.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.