How to Downgrade iOS 15 BETA to iOS 14.6/14.7 [Guide]

Apple’s iOS 15 Developer Beta 1 is out. The release of iOS 15 public version is expected around September, 2021. Users having an Apple Developer account only can opt to download and install iOS 15 Beta 1 on their compatible iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. However, since it is a Beta release; a number of things can go wrong and users will tend to downgrade to the latest publicly available iOS version, which is iOS 14.6/14.7 in this case.

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Downgrade from iOS 15 Beta 1 to iOS 14.6/14.7

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In this post, we will be talking about the steps that you require following to downgrade from iOS 15 Beta to iOS 14.6/iOS 14.7. Downgrading to the older version of iOS will help you get rid of the bugs and restore normal functionality of your iPhone/iPad.

Downgrade to iOS 14.6/14.7 from iOS 15 Beta 1 | Prerequisites

Before you can initiate the downgrade process, you need to take care of a few prerequisites. We have listed below the same for you.

  • You will need a Windows/MAC system for the needful. Windows users must be utilizing the latest version of iTunes and MAC systems must be running on the latest macOS version.
  • You must have the IPSW File for iOS 14.6/14.7 relevant to the iOS device on which you are about to perform the downgrade.
    • To download the signed iOS 14.6 IPSW File, please navigate here via your web-browser.
    • Select iPhone > iPhone Mode (on which you are about to perform downgrade).
    • Tap on the IPSW Listing and thereafter hit the Download button to get the IPSW file on your local.
    • Alternatively, if the Download button does not work, a direct URL will also be present.
  • Please toggle OFF the¬†Find my iPhone¬†feature. You can find the option under Settings > iCloud > Find My. You might get a prompt to enter your Apple ID/Password for doing the needful.

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Steps to Downgrade iOS 15 Beta 1 to iOS 14.6

Once you have taken care of the above prerequisites, please follow the below steps to continue with the downgrading process.

  • Please connect your iPhone to the computer and make sure that iTunes or Finder gets activated. Now, to avoid any potential issues, we recommend putting your device in DFU mode.
DFU Mode for iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X / XR / XS / XS Max, iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max.
  • As your iPhone will already be connected to the Windows/MAC PC with iTunes activated, Turn your iPhone OFF.
  • Press and hold the Side button till the Apple Logo appears. Once the Apple Logo comes up, simultaneously hold the Volume Down button. Hold both buttons for close to 10 seconds.
  • Once Apple Logo disappears please release the Side button, however, keep on holding the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds or so.
  • An alert should come up now on your PC stating that iPhone is in DFU or recovery mode.
DFU Mode for iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus (Capacitive Home Button)
  • In this case, after turning the device off, press and hold the power/lock button for 3 seconds and thereafter hold down the Volume Down button as well simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • Post 10 seconds release the Power/Lock button but keep on holding the Volume Down button for another 5 seconds.
  • Restart the process if you see Apple Logo or iTunes Logo with Lightning comes up on the screen. The screen must remain all black. This indicates you have held down Volume Down button for too long.
  • The display will remain black and iTunes will display a message that your device is in DFU Mode now.
DFU Mode for iPhone Models with Mechanical Home Button

If you are using an older iPhone model with Mechanical Home Button, to put your device into DFU Mode, the instructions are same as provided above. The only difference will be that instead of Volume Down button, you require pressing and holding Home button.

  • Next, in iTunes or Finder, press and hold the Option key (MAC), or Shift Key (Windows).
  • Select the Restore iPhone option.
  • A prompt will come up asking you to choose the IPSW File. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 14.6 IPSW File.
  • That’s it! iTunes or Finder now will restore the iOS firmware on your iPhone and your device will restart.

Conclusion – Restore to iOS 14.6 from iOS 15 Beta 1

We hope you are able to effortlessly downgrade to iOS 14.6 from iOS 15 Beta 1. In case you run into any issues or have further questions to ask, please reach out to us via the comments section provided below.

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