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Apple’s latest iOS 10 is a great piece of software but some people tend to encounter some issues when their iPhones tend to stop working properly. This can come as an impediment if you are using the respective device daily.

Not to worry though because iOS 10 users can downgrade to the previous version, the iOS 9. We are here to show you how to bring your iPhone in tip-top form while Apple patches iOS 10’s problems.

Downgrading By Creating A Backup

If you are lucky enough to have backed your device before it received the iOS 10 upgrade, you can easily downgrade the device by uninstalling iOS 10 and simply reinstalling iOS 9 which is a pretty simple process.

The backup will be found on your Mac or PC under the IPSW extension, stored in paths such as username/Library/iTunes. Search for a folder named iPad Software Updates or iPhone Software Updates in terms of what device you want to downgrade. The version which you are looking for is named iOS 93.2.ipsw.

After you have successfully located it, open it by plugging your Apple device and launch iTunes. Then you will have to select Summary from iTunes and hold down Option if you are using Mac or Alt if you are a PC user and then click on “Restore”.

After this open the iOS 9 ipsw file and it will automatically replace the software to the downgraded iOS 9. If you are still receiving messages regarding the fact that you are still running the latest version of software available turn off the device and restart it in Recovery mode. Your downgrade should now be complete and successful.