How to go back to iOS 8 from iOS 9 beta

So far, even many Apple users have just to update their iOS devices to the latest iOS + system, the new system added more features and improved a lot of performance, including better memory management system, more energy use patterns and improving the security.

But there are several bugs in iOS 9 beta 1 and iOS 9.0.1 beta 2 mainly the power draining bug. If you are facing a lot of issues on iOS 9 then you need to downgrade iOS 9 to previous iOS 8.4.1 which is the latest stable version. The downgrade procedure is simple, but many people get confused by a number of articles over the internet which deals with different techniques. So we thought of providing a super simple guide on How to downgrade back to iOS 8.4.1 quick & easy.

Part 1. What You Need to Do before Downgrading to iOS 8

It is important that you do a backup of your apps and documents to prevent you from losing your important data in the process of going back.

1. How to Backup iOS Deviceto iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iOS Device to computer with a USB cable.
Step 2. Open iTunes.
Step 3. On the left sidebar of iTunes, click your iPad, iPhone, iPod under DEVICES. This brings up the iOS Device control panel on the right.
Step 4. In the Summary tab, go to the Backups section. Click Back Up Now.
Step 5. The backup process starts. Please wait until it’s completed.

2. How to Backup iOS Device to iCloud

Apple iCloud is another free way to backup iOS Device. It backs up purchase history of music, movies, TV shows and books, photos and videos in the Camera Roll, device settings, home screen, iMessage, ringtones, visual Voicemail on your iOS Device.

What you need:
iOS Device
iCloud with sufficient storage
WiFi network

Steps to backup iOS Device

Step 1. Turn on WiFi network on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.
Step 2. Go to Settings > iCloud
Step 3. Tap Storage & Backup > Backup Now.

How to Backup iOS Device via MobileTrans

Step 1. Run Wondershare MobileTrans and in its primary window, go to Back Up My Phone mode. Then, connect your iOS Device to computer via a USB cable. After detected, your device shows up on the left of the backup window.

Note: iTunes must be installed to make sure Wondershare MobileTrans work properly.

Step 2. In the middle of the window, tick the files you want to backup. Click Start Copy to backup your iOS Device to computer. In the whole process, be sure your device is connected.

Step 3. By default, the iOS Device backup file will be saved at the following locations.

In Windows OS: C:\Users\Administrator\My Documents\Wondershare\MobileTrans\Backup

Mac: ~/Document/MobileTrans

Part 2. How to Downgrade Back to iOS 8 from iOS 9

If you want to downgrade from iOS 9 system to iOS 8, the entire process is very simple, and similar steps with iOS system upgrade.


Make sure that you have downloaded iOS 8 file for your device from here.
Now navigate to Settings >> iCloud on your iOS 9 device.
Now you need to “Turn OFF” Find My iPhone to avoid error during the downgrade process.

Easy & Quick Steps

Now turn off your iPhone, iPad or iPod completely.
Launch iTunes on your computer or Mac and connect your iOS Device with the USB cable which came along the device.
Now you need place your device into DFU Mode to do this all you need to do is “Hold Power + Home button for 10 seconds and leave power button holding the Home button”. Now your device will be in DFU mode which is also known as “Device Firmware Update” mode.
Now you can downgrade your device from iOS 9 to iOS 8.
Now you will get a PopUp in iTunes like the one below.

Next Click on restore button which will open a popup where you need to select the iOS 8 ipsw file which you had downloaded earlier.

The process will start and it will take around 5 – 10 mins for the procedure to complete. After the completion, your device will be booted and you need to set up your device like a fresh device.
That’s it you have successfully downgraded your device from iOS 9 to iOS 8.

And then you need to set up your iPhone by following this guide: How to Set Up and Activate Your iPhone.

Part 3. Restore and Extract Data from iTunes and iCloud Backups

Method 1. Entirely Restore iTunes Backup

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your computer via a USB cable and then launch iTunes.
Step 2. Click “File” > “Devices” > “Restore from Backup”. Choose the backup you wish to synchronize and tab on the “Restore” button.

Method 2. Entirely Restore iCloud Backup

Step 1. On the Setup Assistant, choose the “Restore From iCloud Backup”. Key in your iCloud username and the password.
Step 2. Choose the latest backups from the three recent ones that show up. From here, your device will do most of the work by itself. Just enter passwords when asked to. Avoid messing up with the device when the process is not complete.

Method 3. How to Selectively Restore iTunes and iCloud Backups

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Option 1. Restore Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to computer

Run iOS Data Recovery; connect your iOS device to PC with USB cable. Then select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” to choose any of the detected files and tab on “Start Scan” to extract it.

Step 2: Preview the data and selectively to recover

In the scanning result, you can easily preview all data found on your iPhone, iPad, iPod. Pick out those files you need then, click “Recover”, all the files you select will be on your iOS device now.

Option 2. Restore Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Log in Your iCloud Account

On the program’s window top menu, choose the “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. Sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 2. Download and Scan iCloud Backup

Once you are signed in, you will see a list of all backup files in your account. Select the one you wish to extract and then click on the “Download” button found in the State column. When the download is complete, click on the “Scan Downloaded” button to search your files.

Step 3. Restore the Desired Files

Preview your files from iCloud backup. Simply click on the “Recover” button to save.

Part 4. Exit Recovery Mode & Restore Lost Data From Backup

For many of users, it may be an easy job to downgrading iOS 9 to iOS 8, however, according to lots of iOS downgraded users6feedback, theirs iPhone iPad and iPod touch stucking at white screen, Recovery Mode, Apple logo or black screen during iOS 9 downgrade, what’s worse, some of them even lost data after iOS 9 downgrade.

Fortunately, you can easily fix your iOS to return it to normal and restore the lost data by using the iOS Data Recovery tool. And this secure yet effective program can help you easily and quickly get back the lost text messages, photos, documents, notes, contacts and other files. It supports nearly all the models from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and the latest iOS 9.

Wondershare TunesGo: Frees your music anywhere from iPhone, iPad, iPhone, doing what iTunes can’t.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android: A quick way to recover your lost or deleted data from Android.

Wondershare MobileTrans: One-click phone transfer tool to let you transfer data between Android, iOS, and Symbian devices.

iFastime Video Converter Ultimate: Make all your Blu-ray, DVD collections and movie library compatible with iOS devices.

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