How To Downgrade iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1

In this guide, we will show you the steps to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1. With each new incremental update, we are witnessing an increment in the total number of bugs and issues as well. For example, if we talk about the latest iOS 16.4 build, then issues with the Podcast App, missing Select All option in Safari, embedded video Sandbox error, and animation lag have given quite a tough time to the end users.

While these issues will no doubt get rectified sooner than later, but there is no definite time frame for the same [in some instance it might take even months before Apple address a bug]. So rather than being left in the lurch, a much better approach will be to take matters into your own hands and downgrade your iPhone from the current bugged iOS version 16.4 to its earlier stable working version 16.3.1. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

How To Downgrade iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1

Downgrade iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1

Do note that the below process will wipe off all the data from your device, so please take a complete device backup beforehand.

  1. To begin with, download the iOS 16.3.1 IPSW File from below:
    iPhone 14 Pro Max,
    iPhone 14 Pro
    iPhone 14, 
    iPhone 14 Plus
    iPhone 13 Pro Max
    iPhone 13 Pro
    iPhone 13 miniiPhone 13
    iPhone 12, 
    iPhone 12 Pro
    iPhone 12 Pro Max
    iPhone 12 mini
    iPhone 11 Pro Max, 
    iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone XS Max, 
    iPhone XS
    iPhone 11iPhone XR
    iPhone X
    iPhone 8
    iPhone 8 Plus
    iPhone SE 3
    iPhone SE 2
  2. Then head over to Settings > Apple ID > Find My > Find My iPhone > Turn it off.Downgrade iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1
  3. Then launch Finder and select your device from the left-hand side.
  4. Now click on the Restore iPhone button while holding down the left Option key.
  5. Finally, select the iOS 16.3.1 file and the downgrade will now start.
  6. Once done, your device should automatically boot to the downgraded OS.

That’s it. These were the steps to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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