If you installed iOS 9 (still in beta), know that you still have a little time to time these lines to return iOS 8. The final version of iOS will be 9 output effect tomorrow for everyone and all compatible iOS devices. This means that Apple will stop signing 8.4.1 iOS pretty quickly and it will be impossible to return.

The downgrade is very simple to understand and equally easy to do. But we wanted to bring some help to our readers who recently paid an iPhone / iPad and iPod touch, and lack of experience on the brand’s products. By following the following small tutorial, you’ll have no trouble returning iOS 8.

Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8

  • First, connect your device to your computer should automatically launch iTunes (if not do it manually). Make a backup of all your data (photos / videos, music, etc …).
  • Then, disable Find My iPhone from your device in Settings> iCloud> Find My iPhone> uncheck the tab.
  • Turn on iTunes from your computer with the iPhone plugged in, and click Restore. The reinstallation process will then begin, let him do it to the end without disconnecting your device.

If you encounter an error when restoring iOS 8, then you repeat this little tutorial but putting your device into DFU mode first.

DFU mode:

  • Connect your device to the computer
  • 5 seconds Press the Power button (top)
  • 10 seconds Press the Home button (below) while holding the Power button
  • Press and hold 10 seconds the Home button again without having released before. It is therefore no longer press the Power button at this time
  • Or you can follow our guide here on how to put your device in DFU mode

Your phone will turn off the air but it will not. You will see a message appear that iTunes will notify you that your device is in recovery mode. This is where you launch the restore of your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch.


If you still have errors, please let us know in the comments, indicating the number and the associated iTunes message.

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