Steps To Downgrade From iOS 8.3 To iOS 8.2

By | April 10, 2015


“I updated to ios 8.3 and I hate it! Is there a way I can uninstall the update and go back to the one before this?”

Have you updated to the new iOS 8.3? What do you think of it? Do you regret updating to iOS 8.3 and wanting to downgrade to iOS 8.2 just as the above user does? It seems that the new released iOS 8.3 brings more bugs to iPhone or iPad user. So if you want to downgrade to iOS 8.2, there are still chances to do so, for at present, Apple still signs with iOS 8.2. Keep reading and learn how to downgrade to iOS 8.2 from iOS 8.3.

Steps to downgrade from iOS 8.3 to iOS 8.2

Since iOS 8.3 is the newest version, you cannot just open up iTunes and Update to a previous version. Some additional steps you have to finish but it is pretty easy.

It is important and necessary to back up your iOS devices with iTunes or iCloud before downgrading to iOS 8.2 for it will erase all data from your iPhone or iPad. Now you can follow the below steps to complete the whole downgrading process.

Firstly, please visit this website to download the iOS 8.2 IPSW for your specific iOS device. These files range between 1.5 GB and 2GB for iPhones and iPads, so be aware that it may take much  time to download it.


Once you have the file downloaded, plug your iOS device into your computer and open up iTunes. Go to your device’s summary page and hold down the Option/Alt key on your keyboard, or Shift if you’re on Windows. Keep holding down the key as you click on Restore in iTunes.

Next, browse to find the IPSW file that you downloaded and open it. iTunes will begin restoring your iPhone and installing iOS 8.2.

After the process is complete, your iOS device should now be running a clean-slate version of iOS 8.2. From there, you’ll want to restore your backup by going to the device summary page in iTunes and clicking on Restore Backup. Give it time to restore all of your apps and settings, and eventually you’ll be back to running iOS 8.2 just like you were before updating to iOS 8.3.

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