Downgrading from iOS 12 to iOS 11.4.1: Your Perfect Guide

If you’re here, you’re probably among those people who updated their iPhone to iOS 12 and are not pleased with all with it. We come with great news: you can go back to iOS 11.4.1. We’ve prepared some steps for you to follow.

Why should you do it, though?

Everybody knows that iOS 12 comes with some issues that make the overall experience bad. It slows down your device and it uses too much of your battery. You need to keep in mind that you cannot downgrade to the last version of iOS after the digital signature expires.

At present, downgrading is possible. But you need to take into account the fact that you only have about two weeks to decide what do to, before Apple stops signing the iOS 11 version. Also, any kind of change you made while you were using iOS 12 will disappear after you downgrade to 11.4.1.

What will you need?

To downgrade, you’ll need the iOS device, be it iPhone, iPod and iPad. Also, the iOS 11.4.1 IPSW file and a computer with Windows or MacOS.

How to do it?

First, you need to get the firmware from Apple’s website. Make sure you get it from a trusted source (never download it from an unknown site). Then you need to dave the file into your computer. Turn off the the Find my iPhone feature right from the Settings – you find it under your name in the iCloud settings. Then, you have to connect your device to the computer. Then, open iTunes. Click on the restore button, and at the same time hold Alt or the option for Mac and Shift for Windows. Then, select the IPWS file from your computer, and then confirm that you want to make the changes.

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