After announcing the new iterations of iOS and iPadOS, Apple rolled out the first public betas to everyone this month. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is already available under public beta for anyone with compatible devices to try it out. Here’s how to download and install iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
However, if you’re here, it means you’re not happy with iPadOS 14 iOS 14 and want to revert back to the previous versions. It’s obvious that you’ll experience some issues when running beta software. In most cases battery life is usually affected, some features may completely fail to work among other issues related with running beta software.
How to revert to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13
To revert back to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, you must wipe out all your data first then restore your device.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using a Lightning or USB-C cable. On a Mac, its straightforward, but on Windows you’ll need the iTunes app installed.
- Enter into recovery mode. Depending on the exact model of your device, you should be able to enter recovery mode(blank screen) using either of these methods; holding the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time; holding the sleep/wake button and the volume up button simultaneously; or volume-up followed by volume-down, and then hold in the side button or alternatively press the volume-up, then the volume-down buttons, followed by holding in the top button. If any of these fails, try another method
- Once you’re in recovery mode, your computer will ask you to either Restore or Update your device. Choose “Restore” which will let the computer download and install the latest version of iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.