How To Downgrade iOS 14.0.1 [Tutorial]

Here’s how to downgrade iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 to iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0 on your compatible iPhone or iPad device. If you have taken the opportunity to get the latest major bugfix release but now want to roll back, then this is the process that you will need.

Your reasons for wanting to downgrade from iOS 14.0.1 or iPadOS 14.0.1 are your own. They could be performance or battery-related. Or you may just prefer the iOS 14.0 experience. Whatever your reasons, the process that you will need is listed below.

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 (on the Mac). If you are fortunate enough to be running macOS Catalina, then you don’t need to worry about this as the iTunes experience is included within the Finder app.

Step 2: You will need to download the relevant IPSW iOS/iPadOS 14.0 file that has been pre-compiled for your specific device. Depending on which version you want to move back to, you can get the iOS/iPadOS 14.0 file from here.

Step 3: Now, it is time to disable the Find My feature on your iPhone or iPad. Open Settings > iCloud > Find My and toggle the switch into the Off position. When prompted, enter the correct password for your Apple ID to confirm the decision.

Step 4: Plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac or PC and make sure that the iTunes software launches. If you are running macOS Catalina, then ensure that a new Finder window is open. Now, put your device into DFU mode. We’ve covered that before and all the guides are below.

Step 5: With the device in DFU Mode, iTunes, or Finder will kick into action and ask if you want to restore the 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: Select the relevant IPSW file that you downloaded into the earlier steps. This is the final piece of the process and will kick iTunes/Finder into action. When the process is finished, you will be left with an iPhone or iPad running iOS/iPadOS 14.0.

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