How to roll back iOS 16 to iOS 15: the simplest and most working way

How to roll back iOS 16 to iOS 15: the simplest and most working way

The beta test program of iOS 16 has been going on for over two weeks now. During this time Apple released a couple of test assemblies, providing its operation with a wide range of innovations. Despite this, the stability of renewal is still not needed. However, it was not intended for private users. In Coopertino, the installation of iOS 16 was specifically limited to designers' devices, but did it ever stop anyone? Of course not. However, by setting the bet, many really regretted it and wanted to go back to iOS 15. We tell you how fast and easy it is to do it.

Not all users liked iOS 16, so we tell you how to get back to iOS 15.

You can't roll back to iOS 15 with only an up-to-date smartphone at hand. You'll need a computer and a preferably saved backup copy of all the data you're going to reset on your iPhone after you return to a stable setup of the operating system. However, without a backup, you'll also be able to roll away, but then your only option will be to set the device up as a new one.

How to get the iPhone back on track

IOS 15 is repaired by iTunes or Finder (depending on the OS version of your computer). This is exactly what it is, because the software will replace one patch with another. And to do this, you have to simulate the damage to the OS by putting the smartphone in the recovery mode. But first we have to download the iOS 15 work assembly. Today it is iOS 15.5:

  • Go to;

Select your iPhone model. The important thing is not to confuse it.

  • Select your iPhone from your list; Find a signed version of iOS (they are illuminated by green).

You won't be allowed to install an unsigned version of iOS anyway.

  • Load it on your computer.

Now you can go directly to recovery. How to convert different models of iPhone and iPad into a DFI mode, we've talked about it in the article on this reference. So we're going to limit it to the main actions, but consider that for different models and generations of iPhone, the mode of transition to recovery can differ because of their technical features. So don't try to use the same method for iPhone 13 and, say, iPhone 6s.

  • Connect the iPhone to the computer with a cable; press and release the volume increase button;

If you see on your iPhone screen the sign, then it's in recovery mode.

  • Then press and release quickly the volume reduction button; then press and hold the power button until you see the reset screen (iphone connected to the computer on a black background).

How to establish iOS 15.5 after iOS 16

If you did it right, iTunes (or Finder) will recognize the DFU mode and automatically display the dialog window, offering you to reset:

  • Press "Reset" on the computer screen; confirm the regeneration procedure; select a downloadable iOS 15.5 file for installation;

If iTunes does not offer a dialogue window with a recovery button, press it in the Utilite interface yourself.

  • At the end of the detachment, turn off the iPhone from the computer; activate the machine and install a backup copy from the iCloud.

As a rule, the rebound procedure takes only a few minutes. Of course, provided that you have done everything correctly and upload a stable version of the OS you're planning to roll back on in advance. Note that you can only return to a signed assembly. These are usually not very many: 1-2, less than 3. Apple specifically limits the number of versions available for installation in order not to create fragmentation.

Maintaining a backup copy is very important even at the cost of losing the precious space at iCloud, which today has proved quite problematic to pay for. Backup will allow you to recover all of your data that accompanied you when testing iOS 16. Otherwise, you would have to adjust your iPhone as new and fill it with data again, losing more than one gigabyte useful information.

In general, it is not recommended that iOS 16 is unstable, and all are considered as such before crossing the equator. It makes sense to try to update the test version of the LO after 5-6 beta versions. By then, it has been shown that Apple is already overcoming most of the problems affecting the stability of the updated devices, as well as the critical vulnerabilities that are traditionally present in the early betas, albeit hidden ones.