iOS 9.2 is now available for public and all iPad and iPhone owners are now able to update to the latest iOS version. Keep in mind that sooner or later, Apple will stop signing the iOS 9.1 version, meaning that if you will want to downgrade to 9.1 version, you should do it right away, or else you might get stuck with 9.2 update.
Sometimes, new iOS versions tend to come with bug issues and other problems that make people downgrade to the previous iOS version. This way, they will be able to run the older version on their iDevices while waiting for the developers to fix all the issues that are in the current iOS version.
So, if you’ve just updated your iDevice to the 9.2 update and you want to downgrade it to iOS 9.1, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re going to give you a complete guide on how you can do this.
Downgrading Your iPad or iPhone from iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1
First of all, you will need to download the IPSW file for the version of iOS 9.1. This file can be downloaded from the internet, at the same time, make sure that you download the right file, as there is a different IPSW file for each type of device.
Save the file somewhere you can find it later and turn off the “Find My iPhone” feature by going to your mobile device’s Settings->iCloud->Find My iPhone. Keep in mind that you will have to disable the “Find My iPhone” feature, or else you will not be able to perform a restore on your device.
Now, connect your iDevice to your computer and open iTunes. Make sure that the device is selected and click the “Summary” tab from the left panel right under “Settings”, here, you will see all the details about the iDevice that’s connected to your computer, which includes the current version of the iOS it is using.
Hold down the “Option/alt” key if you are using Mac or “Shift” key if you are using Windows and click on the “Restore iPhone” button. Now, you will be asked to browse for the IPSW file, the one we’ve told you to save in a place which you can remember, navigate to the location where you’ve saved the iOS 9.1 IPSW file, select it and follow the prompts to allow iTunes to complete the restore.
Once this is done, your iDevice should run once again on a clean 9.1 version.