How To Downgrade iOS 14.1

If you are one of those iOS device owners who moved to iOS 14.1 but now you want to take a step back and downgrade from iOS 14.1 or iPadOS 14.1 to iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 respectively, then this tutorial or guide is for you.

How to Downgrade iOS 14.1

Step 1: You need to ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your PC or MAC. If you have a MAC with macOS Catalina running on it, you don’t need to worry about iTunes as the Finders app will be the only thing you need.

Step 2: You will need to download the correct IPSW file built for your device and you may download it from here.

Step 3: Make sure that the Find My feature of your device is switched off from Settings > iCloud > Find My. The system will ask for your Apple ID and password once you do that.

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Step 4: Now, just connect your device to your MAC or PC and make sure that iTunes launches. As mentioned above, you don’t need to have iTunes if your MAC is running on macOS Catalina.

Step 5: Put your device in DFU mode and wait for Finders app or iTunes to detect the device. Press the Shift key on a PC or press and hold the Option key if you are on a MAC and click on the Restore iPhone/iPad option after the detection is complete.

Step 6: In this step, you need to select the IPSW file which you downloaded in Step 2. Sit back and have a cup of coffee while the automated process completes. Finders/iTunes app will downgrade the iOS to the version of your choice and you will be good to go.

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