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How to go back to iOS 13 from the iOS 14 beta

 

If you are not convinced by the trial version of the new operating system, it is possible to return to the previous one

Apple's public beta program is really good, since it allows us several months in advance to thoroughly test what will be the new version of the operating system. 

However, it is not (as is obvious) a perfect user experience, since it is important to remember this, we are facing a test version of the operating system, with what this entails: it is not 100% stable, and we can find possible performance failures that are not yet optimized, errors in specific functions or applications, etc  

That is why, although in general the result is quite positive, it may not be to the liking of all audiences and it is possible to regret have installed the beta. Maybe that's your case: the previous week we explained how to enjoy the beta of iOS / iPadOS 14, and now you would like to "uninstall" it. There is no need to worry. And it is that just as we have installed it, we can return to the previous (and stable) version that we had before. We explain how.

1.     The first thing is to consider if we make a backup of the system before installing the beta. This will allow us to directly recover the configuration prior to installation. If this is not the case, you have to choose to perform a clean installation of iOS 13.

2.   We connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer in recovery mode. On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open the Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or on a PC, open iTunes. If iTunes is open, close it and then reopen it.

3.   Keep the device connected and wait until the recovery mode screen appears:

a.    On iPad models with Face ID: Quickly press and release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Press and hold the top button until the device begins to restart. Keep pressing the top button until the device enters recovery mode.

b.   On iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

c.    On iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold the top (or side) button and the volume down button at the same time. Leave them pressed until you see the recovery mode screen.

d.   iPad with home button, iPhone 6s or earlier and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold the Home button and the top (or side) button at the same time. Leave them pressed until you see the recovery mode screen.

4.   Locate your device on the computer. When you see the option to Restore or Update, select Update. The computer will try to reinstall the software without erasing your data. Wait for the software for the device to download. If the download takes more than 15 minutes and the device exits the recovery mode screen, wait for the download to finish and repeat step 3.

5.    When the update or restoration has been completed, configure your device.

 

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