iOS 10.3 Installation & Downgrade Guide [Changelog] – Updated

iOS 10.3 beta 1

Just after iOS 10.3 beta series, Apple has released iOS 10.3 to the public officially. Here’s the iOS 10.3 installation plus downgrade guide with complete changelog.

iOS 10.3 is the up coming version of mobile operating system for Apple iOS devices, which brings some new features to the mix, such as one that makes it a bit easier to find a missing AirPod. The new firmware also comes with enhanced SiriKit support, which makes it much easier to pay bills, schedule a ride-hailing service, and also provide option to check the status of a pending payment.

Here’s official chagelog for iOS 10.3:

  • The Find My iPhone app now includes Find My AirPods
  • Reduced Motion is now supported in Safari for web apps
  • SiriKit now includes the ability to support paying bills, schedule future ride-hailing rides, and check the status of payments
  • CarPlay now has a dedicated shortcut to launch recently used apps
  • CarPlay will now show EV charging locations
  • Navigation improvements have arrived for conversations in the Mail app
  • HomeKit now supports expanded switch accessories
  • New 3D Touch Weather actions
  • Spotlight Search now has a border
  • The Podcasts app now officially has a widget similar to the Music app
  • There’s a new user security section in Settings
  • Recent Apps Button in CarPlay
  • App compatibility in Settings will show which apps on your iOS device are optimized to work properly on your device.
  • There’s also the integration of a brand new internal file system that powers iOS, dubbed Apple File System, or APFS for short. Not necessarily relevant to device owners on a day-to-day basis, but definitely a large undertaking on Apple’s part.

Given that iOS 10.3 is eventually out of its pre-release stage, and it is available as an OTA update through the Software Update in device Settings app, it implies another thing; there’ll be lots of users moving away from previous versions of iOS up to iOS 10.3 accidentally.

iOS 10.2.1 IPSW Direct Download Links:

If you are one of these users and want to downgrade back to earlier version, then simply download the iOS 10.2.1 IPSW file for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch from above given links. Once you have the firmware downloaded, simply follow our previous downgrade guide here for step-by-step instruction on downgrading here.


Apple is constantly seeding the iOS beta versions, this time the iOS 10.3.1 Beta 1 is seeded to beta testers.

This new release brings some bug fixes and stability improvements along with some new features like Find My AirPods feature. And the beta release follow only a day after the company shipped final versions of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 to general public.