Here’s how to downgrade iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 to iOS 13.6 or iPadOS 13.6 on your compatible iPhone or iPad device. These steps will take you through the surprisingly painless task of rolling back your firmware.

Apple’s iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 are now available for download and if you’re an eager beaver who downloaded right away, good on you for having those fast fingers.

But there might be a reason to downgrade, whether that’s pathetically poor battery life or a bug that just won’t die. Whatever the reason, panic not – downgrading to an older version of iOS and iPadOS is easy enough.

Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your PC or Mac if you’re running something older than macOS Catalina. If you are running a Mac on macOS Catalina or later,  you don’t need to worry about iTunes. It’s all about Finder these days.

Step 2: You’ll also need to download the IPSW file for iOS 13.6 for your own device, which you can grab from here.

Step 3: Next, you need to disable Find My. Head to Settings > iCloud > Find My and then flick the switch into the Off position. Enter the password associated with your Apple ID to authenticate the action when prompted.

Step 4: Connect your device to your computer. Make sure iTunes is open on your pre-macOS Catalina Mac or your PC, or ensure that a Finder window is open if you are running macOS Catalina or above. Now, put your device into DFU mode. We’ve covered that before and all the guides are below.

Step 5: Once your device is in DFU mode, iTunes or the Finder app will ask if you want to restore your device. Press and hold the Option key on a Mac or the Shift key on a PC and click the Restore iPhone/iPad option.

Step 6: Next, you need to tell your computer which IPSW file you want to use – this will be the iOS/iPadOS 13.6 IPSW that you downloaded in the earlier steps. Select that IPSW file and you’re off to the races.

Step 7: Now, iTunes or Finder will do all of the work. Your device will restart a couple of times during the process and then ultimately leave you running a fresh installation of iOS 13.6 or iPadOS 13.6.

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