How to Downgrade from iOS 12/11 without Stuck

Now you can only downgrade back to iOS 11.4 for Apple is no longer signing older iOS versions. However, this article is still the way to downgrade iOS X.X.X Beta back to a previous version. The steps are the same.

"I update to iOS 12 beta today from iOS 11 on my iPhone 6. When I go to downgrade from iOS 12.1.1/12.1 to 12/11.4, I get stuck in recovery mode. That is, everything installs fine, the firmware is verified by iTunes, the iPhone restarts, the white Apple logo flashes, but it quickly goes to recovery mode with the lightening cable and iTunes logo. Anyone else have this issue?"

Perhaps you are attracted by the iOS 12 new features, so that you update your iOS version to iOS 12 beta. However, many iPhone users are experiencing battery drain, iPhone hot or iPhone freeze on the new iOS. Downgrading to a lower stable iOS version thus become a temporarily fix before Apple fixes these bugs. In this post we recommend an easy way to downgrade from iOS 12 beta to iOS 11.4 without iTunes and stuck.

Why We Want to Downgrade iOS 12/11?

The reasons that we hope to downgrade iOS 12/11 vary with each individual. Here I list the common issues that occur on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/SE/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5 or iPad Air/Pro/mini with iOS 12/11. Perhaps you are familiar with it.

1.iPhone/iPad battery drain
2.iPhone/iPad overheating
3.iPhone/iPad freeze
4.iPhone/iPad stuck on Apple logo
5.iPhone/iPad stuck in Recovery Mode
6.iPhone/iPad runs slow
7.Software update failed
8.Wi-Fi or cellular errors
9.Data loss
10.Other errors

How to Downgrade iOS 12/11 without Stuck?

If you wish to downgrade iOS 12/11 without stuck or any other unexpected problems, you could really try to use iAnyGo, which is a powerful yet professional tool to update or downgrade iOS system without iTunes, without stuck and even without any data loss. You can easily choose any iOS version that you are willing to downgrade or upgrade as long as Apple is signing it, and finally to install or uninstall it with least effort.

Now let's see how to use this wonderful software to downgrade iOS 12/11 as below:

  • Step 1. Download and install iAnyGo to your PC/Mac, after that, launch it directly until you see the main interface. Connect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to the computer via USB cable, iAnyGo will recognize it.
  • Step 2. Once the device and iAnyGo connect successfully, click the "One-click to downgrade iOS" button on the right side.
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  • Step 3. Then all the downgraded firmware package will be shown in a list, just click on the "Download" button to start the downloading. You can also click the "Import" button if you have downloaded the firmware package before.
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  • Step 4. After that, tap on the "Downgrade Now" button to one-click downgrade to the lower iOS version without any stuck.

Why We Do Not Recommend Downgrading iOS 12/11 via iTunes?

Compared with iAnyGo, we get to know that it is too complicated to downgrade iOS 11 with iTunes. Here's why:

1.By using iTunes to downgrade iOS 12/11, you may lose all the data in your device.
2.You need to figure out the firmware manually.
3.You have to lead the firmware to iTunes, which easily give rise to downgrade failure and stuck issue.

Last Note: You can also read this article to see how to downgrade iOS 11 without iTunes by using another excellent iOS system repair tool - Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot).

Done! That's all the information you can see about how to downgrade from iOS 12/11 without stuck. What's your experience with downgrading iOS 11? Why do you downgrade and how do you do that? Welcome to leave your experience in the comments below.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Downgrade iOS Follow @Jerry Cook