Step By Step Process On How To Downgrade Your Device Running on iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.3

Maricris Jose
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In case you’re an iOS device user, then there’s a possibility that you already updated your software to iOS 11.3.1. Luckily, if you wanted to downgrade your software to iOS 11.3 (may be for jailbreak purpose) you can still do it.

iOS 11.3.1 Downgrade to iOS 11.3 Background

Even though the iOS updates generally carry in either new features or significant bug and security fixes. Aside from that, there are some chances wherein the iOS upgrades bring problems with them. The Cupertino-based tech giant is not beyond handling to break things through an iOS update itself.

Nonetheless, there are also times that compatibility problems fall out. In fact, there are some applications that aren’t functioning well after upgrading the iOS or some accessories are not getting along well with the gadgets. Needless to expound more, there are times that a downgrade is worth a try. While the iOS 11.3.0 continues to be signed by Apple, then now is your opportunity to downgrade.

How To Downgrade Your Device Running on iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.3

In case you’re already decided to downgrade from iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.3, we are assuring you that the process is fairly easy. But despite that, there are things that you have to keep in mind.

For beginners, you’ll need a computer and if you’ve utilized iTunes to make a backup after upgrading to iOS 11.3.1, then you can’t use that backup to restore from after downgrading you handset to iOS 11.3. The iTunes backups aren’t backward compatible.

After those reminders, here’s how you can downgrade your iPad or iPhone from iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.3 while you can still do it.

Step 1: First thing to do is to download the iOS 11.3 firmware file suited for your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone from here.

Step 2: The moment you’re done downloading, disable Find My iPhone on your device. You can do this by heading to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turning this feature off.

Step 3: Afterwards, fire up iTunes on your PC or Mac and connect your iOS handset to it. You’ll need to put it into either Recovery or DFU mode. That can be a bit of struggle, so you must be sure to follow the instructions below:

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X owners: Enter to DFU Mode On iPhone X / 8 through the steps here.

For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus owners: Enter to DFU Mode On iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus through the steps here.

If ever you have an older iOS device then you must follow the instructions here.

Step 5: Now that your device is all set, you have to go back to iTunes and press down the Option key for Mac or the Shift key for Windows and tick on the Restore iPhone button. When prompted, you must choose the iOS 11.3 IPSW file that you downloaded a while ago.

Step 6: Lastly, iTunes will now restore to iOS 11.3 as you wished. After it’s done, you’ll be ready to either restore from a compatible iCloud or iTunes backup or, if you wanted to, you can set your device up once again.

Have you tried downgrading your device to iOS 11.3? How was the experience? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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