If for some reason you are not satisfied with iOS 16 update and want to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15.7, then this guide is for you.
Here we have shared detailed steps and download links that will allow you to easily switch back to iOS 15.7 from iOS 16. In addition to iOS 15.7 you can also downgrade to iOS 15.6.1 as that is also being signed at the time of writing.
But that won’t last long, as Apple will soon stop signing iOS 15.6.1 after which it will no longer be possible to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15.6.1. After that users will still be able to downgrade to iOS 15.7 until Apple stops signing it.
So without wasting anytime you should follow this guide to install iOS 15.7 on your iPhone before it is too late and downgrades are no longer possible.
Update 09/20/2022: iOS 15.6.1 is now longer being signed by Apple. Users can still downgrade to iOS 15.7 from iOS 16 using this guide.
How to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15.7
These steps will enable you to install iOS 15.7 on your iPhone after you have downloaded iOS 16.0 update on it.
Note: Before you begin we recommend that you create a fresh iCloud backup of your device by going to Settings -> Tap on your name -> iCloud -> iCloud Backup -> Back Up Now. Remember iTunes/Finder Backups of iOS 16 cannot be restored on iOS 15.
Step 2. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode by following the steps below.
- Press and release Volume Up button.
- Then press and release Volume Down button.
- Now press and hold the Side button until recovery mode screen appears.
Step 3. Once your device has successfully entered Recovery Mode connect it to your computer with Lightning cable. Then launch iTunes or Finder.
Step 4. Open Summary page and then press and hold Option Key or Shift Key (Windows). While holding those keys click on Restore iPhone button.
Step 5. From the window that opens select the iOS 15.7 IPSW that you have downloaded earlier.
Step 6. Let your computer install iOS 15.7 on your device. Once it is done simply restore iCloud Backup on it.
There you have it folks, this is how you can install iOS 15 on your iPhone after upgrading it to iOS 16 update.