iOS 11.2 has been available for a while. The second major update to iOS 11 includes new features and fixes for bugs and errors. However, we have started to hear some of the problems iPhone and iPad owners are facing with iOS 11.2 like terrible battery life, stuck downloads, random reboots, Siri issues, and touchscreen issues.
If you are one of those users who are dealing with the above issues, it’s a good idea to downgrade back to iOS 11.1.2 for a better experience. However, the process may be a little bit confusing to some users out there. Don’t worry because we are here to help.
In this step-by-step guide, we will go through the steps to downgrade from iOS 11.2 back to iOS 11.1.2. Before we begin, keep in mind that you will be able to downgrade back to iOS 11.1.2 only as Apple is still signing that iOS version. You also need an iTunes or iCloud backup before moving ahead.
How to downgrade from iOS 11.2 back to iOS 11.1.2
Step one: First off, you need to download the iOS 11.1.2 firmware file for your device (make sure you download the correct file for your iPhone model). To do this, head over to this link and select your model
Step two: Next up, put your iPhone into DFU mode. To do this, plug your iPhone to your computer > turn off your device > hold the power button for 2 seconds. After that, hold the home button (make sure you keep the power button pressed) and then let go of the power button while still holding the home button
Step three: Hit the OK button and then hold the Alt/Option key (Mac). After that, hit the Restore iPhone button. If you are now using a Windows PC, hold the Shift key and then select the Restore iPhone button
Step four: Locate the firmware file you downloaded in the step one and then hit the Restore and Update button
Step five: Hit the Next button and then click on the Agree button. Once you do that, iTunes will start installing iOS 11.1.2 and you should see the “Hello” screen.
Step six: Now just simply follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device and restore your device from iTunes or iCloud backup.
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