How to downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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One of the reasons to downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 could be mainly the possibility to jailbreak the iPhone and iPad from your Mac or Windows computer, although it is likely that hackers may soon launch the version of your tool to Jailbreak the iPhone and iPad with iOS 8.1.3 or earlier.

Of course, it is also possible that there are other reasons why you want to downgrade your iOS device, such as: the potential performance issues that could come with this version on older devices, although it is assumed iOS 8.1.3 which should improve.

The steps below will help you downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2, for this you just have to:

  • Download iOS 8.1.2 via the list you will find at the end of this article.
  • Connect iPhone or iPad to Mac or PC.
  • If you have not done automatically, open iTunes.
  • Make a backup of your device via iTunes or iCloud, in case something goes wrong during the downgrade process.
  • Then hold down the SHIFT key on the PC or the option key (alt marked with letters) on Mac.
  • Click on Restore iPhone and select the file you are going to restore and which you downloaded in step 1.

Once followed these steps, we can see how it performs the process of restoring the iPhone or iPad, once completed the device will reboot and you have iOS 8.1.2 installed on your device again.

It is important to note that Apple allows to download the version of firmware for a short time, so if you’ve waited a long time is very likely that this method will error during the process.

In our download page,  you will find links to download all versions of iOS 8.1.2 for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch compatible with iOS 8.

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