How to Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without Computer
iOS 16 is causing problems on iPhone 8 and later(iPhone 13 included). Main issues with iOS 16 include fast batter drain, download and update errors, camera not working, Wi-fi not connecting, crashing, lagging, to name a few. Many iPhone users are looking for guide on how to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without computer. Currently, you cannot downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without connecting to a computer. iTunes or Finder is needed for the job. Follow the steps below to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without losing data.
Steps to Downgrade iOS 16
Step 1. Back up iPhone Data Before Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15
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Step 1. Download the iOS data backup tool, follow the setup wizard and install the program on your computer, run it. The software supports the latest iOS 16, Windows, and macOS. Connect your iPhone into your computer via USB cable.
Step 2. Back up iPhone data to Mac in a click. Click "Photo Transfer" button at the menu bar for photo backup. Choose "Select All" box to backup all iPhone photos to your computer or select photos you want to transfer grouped by day, month or year. Click the "Export" button and your photos will be backed up to your computer within a few seconds.
Step 2. Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode
First, get your iPhone to recovery mode to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15. The steps vary on different iPhone models. Use the steps below to put your iPhone into recovery mode before you downgrade iOS 16 to 15.
- iPhone 8, iPhone X, and later: hold the side button when connecting your iPhone to your computer. Keep holding the button until there's recovery mode screen popping up on your iPhone.
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: use the Volume down button.
- iPhone SE(1st generation) and iPhone 6s or earlier: hold the Home button.
Step 3. Start to Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15
After you put your iPhone to recovery mode, locate your device, and use the steps below to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without losing data. Some users are looking for ways to downgrade iOS 16 to 15 without computer. Currently, you can't downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 without connecting your iPhone to a computer. Finder or iTunes is required for the job.
Step 1. On your Mac computer, find your connected iPhone in the Finder or in iTunes.
Step 2. Now you should see the Restore or Update option. Select Restore. Your iPhone downloads software should start to restore. The process may take a few minutes. When the process completes, turn off your iPhone and start again.
Now your downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 on iPhone without losing data after restore. The iPhone should run the older version of iOS after restore process finishes. Then it's quite easy to set up your iPhone and get your data back from the previous backup.Note that iOS 16 requires iPhone 8 and later, meaning that you can only downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15 on iPhone 8 to iPhone 13. iPhone 7 and later cannot install iOS 16. Check iOS 16 upgrade supported devices.
How to Delete and Remove iOS 16 Beta
You can easily remove the iOS 16 beta by deleting the beta profile on iPhone. If the iOS 16 beta is installed with a computer, you have to restore your iDevice to remove the iOS 16 beta version. Here's how to delete and remove iOS 16 beta.
- On your iPhone, tap Settings > General > VPN & Device Management.
- Tap the iOS Beta Software Profile.
- Tap Remove Profile, restart your iPhone. Now the iOS 16 beta file should be deleted from your iPhone.
FAQs about Downgrading iOS 16 to iOS 15
1. How to downgrade from iOS 16 without losing data?
First, back up your iDevice data before downgrading from iOS 16. Then put your iPhone into recovery mode. The steps vary on different iPhone models. On your computer, locate your connected iPhone in the Finder or in iTunes. There should be a Restore or Update option. Select Restore.
2. Can I uninstall iOS 16 Beta?Yes, you can remove iOS 16 Beta from your iPhone by deleting. On your iPhone, tap Settings > General > VPN & Device Management, locate the iOS Beta Software profile under 'Configuration Profiles', tap Remove Profile. Restart your iPhone after deleting. The iOS 16 Beta is removed from your iPhone.
3. How to downgrade from iOS 16 without a computer?
You can't restore iOS or downgrade iOS 16 to an older version of iOS without a Mac or PC. iTunes or finder is required to restore and downgrade iOS 16. You can upgrade iOS on your iPhone without a computer. It's also possible to remove and delete iOS 16 Beta from your iPhone without a computer.