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2 Ways to Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12

Sep 19,2019 • Filed to: iOS 12 • Proven solutions

Apple releases iOS upgrades from time to time. And soon after they release an update, iOS users drop everything else and run after upgrading their iOS version immediately. But every update is released as beta versions at first to find out its flaws and everything else. That’s obvious because new updates always come with bugs and issues. To fix these problems, a beta version is released at first and then the full version.


iOS 13 was released on Sep 18th, 2018, by Apple , available for both developers and public. But what if you want to downgrade from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 but don’t know how? You have come to the right place because this article can answer your question on, how to downgrade from iOS 13 without losing data. You will learn how to downgrade iOS 13 without iTunes, with iTunes, which software to use for backup and how to solve downgrade stuck issues in this article. Before Apple stops signing the old iOS version, we can downgrade to the old iOS version. But Apple usually stops signing the old version in a few weeks after they release a new iOS version. So stay tuned!

Part 1: How to downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12 without iTunes?

If you don’t know how to downgrade iOS 13 without iTunes, then this part can help you the most. With the help of dr.fone – Repair, you can easily downgrade from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 without iTunes. And most importantly, this downgrade process will not cause data loss on your iPhone. Besides that, it can fix all kinds of iOS 13 issues like white screen, stuck in recovery mode, black screen, Apple logo and other issues etc.

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Downgrade iOS 13 Beta to iOS 12.4 without data loss.

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Here's how to downgrade iOS 13 without iTunes.

  1. First you need to start dr.fone on your PC or Mac, and select Repair from the main home screen.
  2. downgrade iOS 13 using drfone

  3. Now connect your iPhone to your computer, using a good quality USB cable. After dr.fone detects your phone, click on the “Start” button.
  4. connect iphone to computer

  5. Click on the “Next” button when dr.fone displays device information.
  6. show device info

  7. If your iPhone doesn’t function properly, you’ll have to boot your device in the DFU mood. First you need to power off your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button together for 10 seconds. After that, release the Power button and keep holding the Volume Down button until the device is in DFU mode.
  8. put iphone in dfu mode

  9. Now you need to select the proper device model and firmware information in dr.fone to get perfect result in this process. As you are downgrading from iOS 13 to iOS 12, you need to select the old iOS firmware and click on the download button.
  10. select iPhone firmware iOS 12

  11. This will take some time so you’ll have to wait for a while, as the file is big. You need to make sure your network is stable and your phone is fully charged for the process.
  12. download iPhone firmware iOS 12

  13. After the download is complete, you need to check the “Retain native data” box so that it doesn’t cause any data loss and then click on the “Fix Now” button to repair your iOS and get back to its normal position.
  14. download iPhone from iOS 13 to iOS 12

  15. After the process ends, your iPhone will restart normally. Now your iPhone has iOS 12.4 instead of iOS 13 Beta.

Part 2: How to downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12 using iTunes?

Want to know how to downgrade iOS 13 using iTunes? Then this part is perfect for you! You can easily downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12 using iTunes. But most users will lose their data in this process. So remember to backup iPhone data using dr.fone - Backup & Restore before you downgrade your iOS 13.

  1. First thing first, you need to be very careful in this process. Because downloading or selecting the wrong model and flashing the same version on your iOS device can fail the process or damage your device. So go to ipsw.me website and choose proper model and version of your iOS device from the given list.
  2. download ipsw from ipsw.me

  3. Now, you need to confirm the model of your device and select the proper version of firmware from the list and download the firmware file. The file is very large so, you will need a good internet connection to complete this process.
  4. download firmware

  5. Connect your iPhone to PC using a good quality data cable.
  6. Start iTunes and go to the device summary option.
  7. connect iphone to itunes

  8. Remember to follow the part 1 of this article and boot your device into the DFU mode. Keep pressing the home button until you get the “Connected to iTunes” confirmation. You will also get a message on iTunes that says “Device in recovery”.
  9. Now press the “Shift” button in your keyboard and click on the “restore iPhone” option at the same time which will allow you to browse the IPSW file you have downloaded. Now locate the file and choose it.
  10. import the firmware to itunes

  11. Now follow all the instructions and click on “install”. This method will help you to downgrade from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12.
  12. Wait till the device boots up.
  13. downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 with itunes

Part 3: Why we choose dr.fone to backup iPhone before downgrading?

If we backup iPhone to iCloud/iTunes before downgrading, you won't be able to restore the backups to iPhone running on lower iOS versions, which is iOS 12. So it's better to choose dr.fone - Backup & Restore. Only when you have properly backed up your important data, then you can follow how to downgrade from iOS 13 without losing data.

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  • Allow to preview and restore any item from the backup to a device.
  • Export what you want from the backup to your computer.
  • No data loss on devices during the restore.
  • Selectively backup and restore any data you want.
  • Supported iPhone 7/SE/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/5s/5c/5/4/4s that run iOS 13/12/11/10.3/9.3/8/7/6/5/4
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Here is how easily you can backup iPhone using dr.fone.

  1. Launch dr.fone in your PC and connect your iPhone to your PC using a good quality data cable. Your device will automatically be detected by dr.fone.
  2. Now click on the “Backup&Restore” button from the homepage and then click on “Backup”.
  3. backup iphone before downgrading

  4. fone will automatically detect all the file types in your device memory. Now you will have to choose the file types you want to back up and click on the “Backup” button. You can also customize the backup file saving folder from here if you want.
  5. choose backup file types

  6. The backup process will take some time and after that dr.fone will show you which files are backed up in this whole process. The timing will depend on the storage of your device.
  7. iphone backup complete

  8. After completely backing up your data, you can check backup history by simply clicking on the “View Backup History” button.

Part 4: What to do if iOS 13 downgrade get stuck?

Imagine you are downgrading your iOS 13 to iOS 12 and the process got stuck! I know it’s really unwanted for you. Nobody wants to encounter any kind of problem while executing an important task with their favourite iOS device. But it’s actually a very common problem when you downgrade iOS using iTunes. If you downgrade your iOS by using dr.fone – Repair, you won’t face this kind of problem at all. But if you choose to use iTunes and downgrade your iOS, then you can follow this article about downgrade stuck issue and solve your problem easily. If you don’t want any kind of problem and do things smoothly, my suggestion for you would be to use dr.fone to complete this downgrading process smoothly.

After reading this whole article, it should be clear to you by now, how you can downgrade from iOS 13 without losing data. It’s really easy and simple if you follow the step by step guideline of this article to downgrade from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 in your iPhone. You really don’t need iTunes because it’s risky and you can lose your important data in this process, so the wisest choice would be dr.fone – Repair. This amazing software can not only help you to downgrade from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 but also fix any kind of iOS stuck or recovery mode issues in a very short time. If you are not comfortable using any beta version of iOS that can be a real problem for you to use, then downgrade your iOS right now with the help of this article. All you have to do is follow the guideline process and do what is needed to do.

Alice MJ

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