How To Downgrade iOS 17 Beta To iOS 16.5 On iPhone Or iPad

Downgrade iOS 17 beta to iOS 16

If you are looking for instructions on how to downgrade iOS 17 beta to iOS 16.5 on your iPhone or iPad, then you are in luck, as that is exactly what we are going to show you in this post.

In this post, you will find iOS 16.5 download links and easy step-by-step instructions that will enable you to go back to good old iOS 16.5 on your device.

Once you have installed iOS 16.5 on your device, you can then restore your last backup to your device in order to get all of your data back.

Before you begin make sure you create an iCloud backup of your device by going to Settings -> Your Name -> iCloud -> iCloud Backup, and then tap on the ‘Back Up Now’ button.

Before you begin please note:

You will not be able to restore an iOS 17 backup that you created in Finder or iTunes to your iPhone or iPad running iOS 16. If you are using computer backups, then we recommend creating an iCloud backup of your device before proceeding.

How to downgrade iOS 17 developer beta to iOS 16.5

Follow the steps below to downgrade iOS 17 developer beta to iOS 16.5.

Step 1. First of all, download iOS 16.5 IPSW File for your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable. After doing so put your iPhone in Recovery Mode using the steps below.

  • Press and release Volume Up button. 
  • Then press and release Volume Down button. 
  • Now press and hold the Side button until the Recovery Mode screen appears.

Step 3. After the device has entered Recovery mode launch Finder or iTunes on your computer.

Step 4. Now open the Summary page and then press and hold the Option key (Shift key on Windows). While holding the Option or Shift key click on the ‘Restore iPhone’ button.

Step 5. From the window that appears select the iOS 16.5 IPSW file you downloaded earlier.

Step 6. Now wait for iOS 16.5 to get installed on your device. Do not unplug your iPhone or iPad from the computer while this process is taking place.

Step 7. Once iOS 16.5 installation has completed restore iCloud Backup on your device.

There you have it folks, this is how you can downgrade iOS 17 developer beta to iOS 16.5. If you have any questions regarding this guide, then let us know in the comments below.

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