Apple recently seeds the iOS 9.1 beta for public test just after the official and final version of iOS 9. The public version is ideal for people because it is not required to have an Apple developer account to test the public beta version. People who get upgraded to new iOS 9.1 public beta and want to downgrade then here’s a simple guide to downgrade iOS 9.1 back to iOS 9 final version.
The much awaited firmware iOS 9 released by the Apple for all latest iOS devices on September 16 and carry some new features such as new News and Notes apps, Siri with search intelligence, wallet with store, Proactive Assistant, multi-app multitasking for iPad.
You can download the new update via OTA by navigating to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If you are getting the OTA update then you can download iOS 9 IPSW files with direct download links. People who already get the new update iOS 9.0.1 or iOS 9 beta but facing some issues and need to downgrade iOS 9 beta back to iOS 9 to fix the issues, then down here a very simple guide to get back the last update.
This guide is applicable on following iOS devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
- iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad Air 2, iPad Air
- iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini with retina display
- iPod touch 5th generation
Steps to Downgrade iOS 9.1 beta to iOS 9 [How To]
As iOS 9 is the latest iOS version, you cannot update to an older version through iTunes. You will have to follow these steps.
- From device Settings turn-off Find my iPhone (Settings -> iCloud -> Find my iPhone)
- Head over to this page and download iOS 9 IPSW for your iOS device. Ensure that you have downloaded the correct IPSW firmware according to the model number of your device. Installing incorrect firmware might damage the iOS device. The firmware downloading will take some time and it totally depends on the size of firmware files.
- Once you have the correct iOS firmware version downloaded, connect your iOS device to the computer using USB cable
- Launch iTunes and select your own iOS device
- Navigate to the device’s summary page and hold the Option/Alt key on Mac Or, Shift key if you are using Windows
- While holding the key combination mentioned above, click Check for Update in iTunes
- Browse to the location where you have saved the IPSW file and open it
- iTunes will prompt you that your device will update to iOS 9 with Apple verification, just click Update
- Now iTunes will begin downgrading your iPhone/iPad and install iOS 9 final
- You will find screen with “Slide to upgrade”. Type your device passcode, and hold on for downgrade procedure to complete. You may be asked for device activation.
The moment the iOS 9.1 beta downgrade back to iOS 9 process is completed your device will be running on iOS 9.