It’s been a few days since Apple officially released the iOS 10.3.3 update, but we have already started to hear some of the problems that iPhone and iPad owners are facing with Apple’s latest firmware.
iOS 10.3.3 comes with a lot of bug fixes and security improvements. According to Apple, the new update fixes a serious security vulnerability that allows hackers to take control of your iPhone and iPad via Wi-Fi.
A new update usually includes system enhancements, but there are exceptions to everything. A lot of users have reported that they encounter unexpected lags, crashes, and random reboots after updating to iOS 10.3.3 update.
If you no longer bear with the annoying bugs and lags of the latest firmware update, you can easily downgrade back to a more stable version of iOS.
In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to downgrade iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2. Before we begin, note that you can downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2 only and make sure that you have already made a backup of your iPhone and iPad so you can restore your device from backup if something goes wrong during the downgrade process.
How to downgrade from iOS 10.3.3 back to iOS 10.3.2
Step one: First off, you need to download the iOS 10.3.2 firmware file (Make sure that you download the correct firmware file for your iPhone model you are using). If you need help, head over to this link to get the firmware (If you are using Safari as your default web browser, make sure that you have turned off auto-unzip before moving ahead)
Step two: Next up, put your iPhone into DFU mode, so you can restore your device from any state. If you now own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, the method used to put your device into DFU mode is slightly different. If you need help, check out the steps below.
- Connect your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to your computer using a Lighting USB cable and then launch iTunes on your computer (Make sure that you are now using the latest version of iTunes on your computer)
- Switch off your device then press and hold the lock button for at least 3 seconds (make sure that you press and hold the Volume button at the same time)
- Keep holding the buttons while making sure that your iPhone or iPad screen remains black
Step three: Once you are done, you need to hold the Shift key in Window (Alt/Option key on Mac) and hit Restore iPhone
Step four: Now, select the iOS 10.3.2 firmware file you previously downloaded and then hit Restore and Update
Step five: Follow the on-screen instructions to downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2. Once you are done, you can set up your iPhone as a new device.
Got any issues during the process? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.