So you saw the announcement for iOS 14, got yourself hyped, and as soon as the public beta dropped, you rushed to download it to your device at once. But if you’re now facing issues and regretting your impulse decision, don’t worry—it happens to the best of us. And luckily, we can help you downgrade to iOS 13 from iOS 14 and save your iPhone.
Here’s How to Downgrade to iOS 13
The first thing you need before you begin downgrading is your Mac or PC, with the latest version of iTunes installed. If you’re on a Mac, make sure it’s up to date. Once you’re done with that, follow the steps given below:
- Plug your iPhone into your Mac (or PC).
- Put your iPhone in recovery mode.
- For iPhones with Face ID: Press and release the volume up and the volume down button one after the other. Press and hold the sleep button until your iPhone is in recovery mode.
- For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the sleep button and the volume down button until your device is in recovery mode.
- For iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the sleep button and the Home button until your device is in recovery mode.
- On the prompt that shows up, click Restore.
And there you go! iOS 13 should now begin installing, after which you can simply use your back-up to download all your essential data and apps again.
Method 2 for Restoring iOS 13
Want a simpler method that doesn’t require as much effort from you? We have something for you. However, this method could mean a lot of waiting until Apple releases a new official update of iOS 13. If you’re okay with the wait and dealing with the beta update for a little while more, here’s what you can do:
- Open Settings.
- Go to General → Profiles & Device Management.
- Select iOS Beta Software Profile.
- Tap on Remove Device and restart your iPhone.
After this, all you have to do is wait for Apple to release a new iOS 13 update, then download it from settings. Easy, right?
We hope this helps you downgrade to iOS 13 from iOS 14 and restore your iPhone to what it was.
For now, Apple has only released the public betas for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS. However, once watchOS 7 is out, keep in mind that it will work only with iOS 14 and cannot be downgraded—so make sure to consider your options before you download the beta. If you haven’t actually downloaded the beta yet and were just readying your back-up plan, we wish you all the best. Luckily, the iOS 14 beta is a lot more stable than the early iOS 13 betas. Still, remember to back up your data and not download the beta on a primary device!
And if you did try out the iOS 14 public beta, tell us your experience in the comments below—we’d love to hear from you.