Apple's latest software version for its iPhones and iPads comes with a lot of new useful features, but this doesn't mean everybody has to love it. So if you want to downgrade from iOS 8 to a previous version, here's how you can do so in five easy steps:
Step 1: Download the iOS 7.1.2 firmware for your device
Step 2: Turn off Find My iPhone on your device if you have it enabled. Then, go to Settings → iCloud, and disable the Find My iPhone switch.
Step 3: Connect your device to a Mac with iTunes installed.
Step 4: Open the device page on iTunes, and hold the Option key while clicking the Restore button. Find the IPSW firmware file that you downloaded in Step 1, select it, and click Open.
Step 5: A pop-up box will warn you that the restore will delete all data from the device. If you are okay with the restore, click the Restore button. Wait until your device restores, and enjoy your iOS 7.1.2 firmware.
According to the iDownloadBlog publication, this will be valid for a limited amount of time, as at any point in the future, Apple will stop signing iOS 7.1.2, which means users won't be able to downgrade. Let us know below if you dislike iOS 8 and you want to go back and explain why.
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