iOS 11.2 is the second major software update to iOS 11. The new update doesn’t come with significant changes, but it includes fixes for bugs and performance improvements. However, like any other iOS update release, iOS 11.2 has its own issues that may ruin your day.
In reality, we have started to hear some of the issues iPhone and iPad owners are facing with iOS 11.2 ranging from issues with installation to heavy battery drain. If you frequently experience those issues after installing iOS 11.2, you can downgrade back to iOS 11.1.2.
However, some users have reported that they were forced to upgrade to iOS 11.2 while trying to downgrade back to iOS 11.1.2. The best shot to deal with the issue is set up as a new device, but doing so will result in data loss. Fortunately, there is a workaround for downgrading to iOS 11.1.2 without losing your data. All it takes is downloading a firmware file.
This article walks you through the steps to downgrade from iOS 11.2 back to iOS 11.1.2 without losing your data. Before we begin, make sure you have made a full backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud. Jailbreak iPhone
How to downgrade from iOS 11.2 back to iOS 11.1.2 without losing your data
Step one: First off, connect your iOS device to a Mac or a Windows PC (make sure you are now running iOS 11.2) and then open iTunes (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)
Step two: Select your iOS device when it shows up in iTunes and then hit Summary from the left-side column
Step three: Now simply hold the Alt/Option key on a Mac or Shift key on a Windows PC and make sure you hit Check for Updates to proceed
Step four: Select the iOS 11.1.2 firmware file you downloaded earlier. Once you do that, iTunes is now ready to update device to iOS 11.1.2
Step five: Just simply hit the Update button and let the process begin (this process might take a while).
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