That's a very good question. Unfortunately, if you missed the time window to downgrade your iPhone or other device, you're **** out of luck. However there is a possibility that you can downgrade depending on if Apple is still signing your device. To find out, click here to view the apple devices that are still being signed. If you see a green check mark (see photo below) next to your device, you're in luck! The software has to be the exact software for your specific phone or device. In order to downgrade, you will have to use iTunes which then connects directly to Apple to verify the software update validity, therefore, it simply won't work if Apple is not currently signing your particular iPhone or iPad software version. (yes, I've already tried it! ;) Next step: Sign the petiion below as a last resort cry for help!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless you have a backup from iOS10, you will not be able to restore your phone to its current state. You cannot use a backup from iOS11 for a device using iOS10. However, you can download your basic iCould info such as contacts.
I'm sure everyone has heard the rumors that Apple purposely creates new software to make older products obsolete so that you have to buy the newer products. I may be innocent and naive, but I'd really like to believe that's not true. So let's hope that Apple realizes how they have upset literally millions of people around the world with their "fancy new iOS 11 operating system". It is completely irresponsible for a company like Apple to create an operating system update that makes people hate their phones overnight. I'm sure this would never have happened if Steve Jobs were still here (RIP). And it is really a shame that such a solid company such as Apple is now creating mistrust among its most loyal fans, as well as ruining their brand image, even if it's ever so slightly. I am now thinking twice about the iMac that I was very ready to buy before this happened.
Send your iOS11 feedback to Apple. request to bring backiOS10, or at least allow the signing of your device so that you can downgrade. Also, add your comments below on this page. If enough people are upset, Apple might make some changes.
Congratulations to those who are still using 10.3.3. If you are at all considering updating your phone, well don't! Unless you want to be frustrated, upset and irritated all day while using your phone. And you'll need a charger close by throughout the day because the battery drain is a joke. And forget about going to a concert where you might need to take some videos. Your phone will surely be dead a quarter way through.
So for those of you who are stuck with iOS11, go ahead and sign this petition to bring back iOS 10, so we can all get back to our lives and start enjoying our phones once again! And be sure to mention which phone or iPad you are using and the details of how your life is being impacted by the iOS11 update!
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