As long as Apple continues to sign iOS 8.4.1 firmware files, you can enjoy the freedom of restoring this older version if you do not like iOS 9. You won't be able to do so once Apple closes the firmware windows, as it recently did for the older iOS 8.4.
If, by mistake, you perform a downgrade to a firmware which Apple no longer offers, you get an error message saying: "The device isn't eligible for the requested build."
|Recover iPhone data after downgrading iOS 9 to iOS 8|
Backup iPhone Data Before Update to iOS 9
It is important to take time and back up iPhone, iPad data and settings right before upgrading. If for any reason you do not have backed data after upgrading to the new iOS, it may cause lost data. As we discovered,you still have chane to recover lost data from iPhone and iPad after iOS update.
To backup iPhone data before iOS 9 upgrading,you can use this iPhone Data Backup software or Phone Transfer,both allows you backup all contents from iPhone to computer or Mac, iTunes directly.
Part 1: Downgrade iPhone From iOS 9 to iOS 8(8.4)
Method-1: Place your iOS device in DFU mode
For this, connect your phone to the PC
Switch off the device by holding Power button and do a swipe to turn it off
Hold the Power button again for about three seconds
Press the Home button while holding the Power button for about 10 seconds
Release the Power button while keep holding the Home button until a pop up from iTunes appears that reads it has detected your iOS device which is in Recovery mode
Click OK then click Restore iPhone or iPad or iPod touch whatever you have
Click the Restore and Update button to proceed further
On the next screen you should find information about iOS update, click on Next then Agree to continue
iTunes will now start downloading and installing iOS 8.4.1 update on your device. This process will take about 10 minutes
When iOS 8.4.1 is successfully installed, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device and restore your personal data
Read more: Downgrade from iOS 9 to 8.4 without losing data
Method-2: Disable Find my iPhone feature from Settings>> iCloud
Download iOS 8.4.1 firmware according to your device's model number
Connect your iPhone/iPad to the PC
Launch iTunes and select the iS device
Hold Alt/Option key on Mac, or Shift key on Windows and click Check for Update option, but not Restore iPhone option
Select the ipsw file you have downloaded in previous step
iTunes will now update your device to iOS 8.4.1 and verify it with Apple. Click Update
iTunes will downgrade your iOS device to iOS 8.4.1
Once the process is completed, your iOS device will restart. Once you see Slide to upgrade, enter your passcode and wait until the downgrade process finishes. You might get prompt to activate your device
Your iOS device will now be ready to get started with the older iOS 8.4.1 firmware.
Part 2: Recover Lost iPhone Data After Downgrade iPhone From iOS 9 to iOS 8(8.4)
Are you ready for Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4? iOS 9 Download links will be released by Apple in June. How to go back to iOS 8.4? If you want downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4 for all compatible idevices, you must understand that is't very simple. How? Read this simple guide from us now:
The iOS Data Recovery not only can help you recover iPhone data after ios 9 downgrade,but also allows you restore lost data from iPhone after upgrading to iOS 9/iOS 8.
To recover iPhone iPad data after downgrading iOS 8 to iOS 9,you can use a iPhone iPad Data Recovery software,which can help you recover iPhone lost data after ios 9 update,as well as iPad and iPod.You can use this iOS Data Recovery to recover your lost files after downgrading your iOS 8 iPhone to iOS 9 by extracting the iTunes backup. In addition, the data recovery software can help you to recover lost contacts, text messages, photos, videos, notes,ect from iPhone, iPad directly.
How to Recover Lost iPhone Data after iOS 9 Downgrading?
Step 1: Run the iOS Data Recovery and connect iPhone to computer
Run the iOS Data Recovery program on your computer after downloading and installing it. Connect your iPad to the computer, and you’ll get the interface as follow when it’s detected.
Step 2:Scan deleted files from your iPhone on iOS 9
The program will start scanning data on your iPhone automatically. You just need to wait for the end of scanning and check for the scanning result.
Step 3:Preview and restore lost from iPhone on iOS 8
When the scan finishes, all found data will be list in categories. You can preview most of them so as to check whether they are what you want to recover or
You can select “Only display the deleted items” to check how many lost items have been found by iOS Data Recovery. Then you can select files you need and
click “Recover” to save them back to your computer.
Free download the iOS Data Recovery:
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