Errors going back to iOS10 from iOS11? Here’s the fix

Users are always warned to expect bugs in beta releases. Yet they always rush straight in to get the latest and greatest iOS version and try it before release. Unfortunately there is a iOS11 bug in beta 2 that will prevent you going back to iOS10 – but here is the fix.

Check that you have the latest version of iTunes.

  • Download the iOS 10.3.3 Beta Restore Image for your device.
  • Connect your device to your computer, then put your device in recovery mode with these instructions:
    • For iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Continue to hold both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
    • For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Continue to hold both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • When asked, Option-click (Mac) or Alt-click (PC) the Restore option.
  • Select the iOS Beta Restore Image that you downloaded. To erase your device and install iOS 10, click Restore.
  • Wait for the restore to finish. If asked, enter your Apple ID and password, which disables Activation Lock. If you can’t finish the restore, get help.

When the restore finishes, you can set up your device from your archived backup, which should be from an earlier version of iOS.

iOS11 recovery iOS11 bug

These details are from Apple’s support page, yet the beta image you need is hidden behind a developer log in. Thankfully there is a solution, head over here and download the IOS10.3.3 beta for your device and use that. There is a second version of the developer beta that fixes this iOS11 bug, however it also affects the public beta.

From here you can go back to 10.3.2 if you wish but 10.3.3 have been rock solid for me. Any other issues I will try and help, @gr36.