iOS 16 is the latest iteration of the popular operating system for iPhone users. And at this WWDC 2022 event, Apple has unveiled many new features in the latest iOS 16 update, and fans are going crazy about the new features and updating their iPhone with the latest iOS 16 release. Are rushing to Little did they know, however, that the new iOS 16 had not yet been polished, and that there were numerous usage issues.
Common issues such as screen shocks, call interruptions and ghost touch, many users also face camera and app crashes. As a result, many users who have recently installed the latest iOS update want to upgrade their iPhone from iOS 16 to iOS 15 without losing data. And the good news is, it’s possible and you don’t need any technical skills to do that.
How to Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 Without Losing Data
If you have a local backup via iTunes, the process of downgrading your iPhone is quite simple. Don’t worry, there are several ways to upgrade your iPhone from iOS 16 to iOS 15 without losing any important data.
Below we will share some of the methods with step by step instructions. You can follow any of these methods depending on your device and the terms of the backup.
Downgrade to iOS 15 by removing iOS 16 beta profile
Since iOS 16 has not yet been launched to the public, you can easily delete the beta profile from your Settings menu and easily upgrade to iOS 15 without the need for iTunes or iCloud. Once you delete the iOS 16 beta profile, your iPhone will only be updated with the latest version of iOS 15.
Steps to downgrade to iOS 15 without iTunes:
First, open Settings app, and navigate to general settings.
Here go to VPN & device management option.
Click on iOS 16 beta software profile.
Remove the beta profile. your iPhone might prompt for your screen passcode to confirm the deletion.
Now go back to the settings main page and navigate to the software update section. After deleting the profile, restart your iPhone.
You will be able to see that an iOS 15 update is available. Click on the download and install option below and follow the onscreen instructions to downgrade your iPhone.
Note: This method will only work until iOS 16 is launched under beta tester. Once it is launched for public release, then you have to use the below methods to downgrade.
Downgrade to iOS 15 via iTunes
If you have a local backup via iTunes, you can easily restore that backup and easily return to iOS 15. ITunes automatically backs up your iPhone if you connect it to your PC for syncing media and other files.
First put your iPhone in DFU mode. You can do this easily by pressing the “Volume Up” button and quickly releasing it. Then, press the “Volume Down” button and continue. Now, hold down the power button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone.
When your iPhone is in DFU or download mode, connect it to your computer via a power cable. You will see a popup on iTunes to restore or upgrade your iPhone.
Click on the restore button and give the location of the local backup.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restoration process, and once it is completed you will be back on iOS 15.
Downgrade to iOS 15 via iCloud backup
Usually iCloud takes a full backup of your iPhone and saves it in the cloud for future needs. If you have recently upgraded to iOS 16, you can restore this iCloud backup to upgrade to iOS 15 version. To do this, follow these steps:
Open iPhone settings and disable the “Find my iPhone” feature.
Now connect your iPhone to iTunes and navigate to device settings.
Here click on Summary > Backups > Restore backup option.
iTunes will prompt you whether you wish to restore from archive or local backup – choose the archive option here.
ITunes will download your iCloud backup and then restore it to your phone without any data loss. Your iPhone will automatically upgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15, which was in your iCloud backup.
This brings us to the end of this guide on how to upgrade your iPhone from iOS 16 to iOS 15 without losing any data. Since Apple has introduced the new iOS 16 beta update, all the features are working fine except for a few minor issues. Apple will soon stop signing iOS 15 builds, so make sure that once you update to iOS 15 builds, you won’t be able to upgrade in the future.