I agreed to an update... can I reverse it?

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  1. Absolute Beginner

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    Good afternoon, Absolute Beginner really does sum me up. My son gave me an iPad mini, incredibly generous, and I'm still very much getting to grips with it. This afternoon I had an Apple message on it to update to , I think, Ios7? Does that make sense? It sounded like a technical necessity so I pressed Yes. I wish I hadn't. All the icons have changed, not for the better, and seem to be larger (example, News stand icon was a nice wood news stand - now it looks like a blurb in primary colours) there's a grey band across the base with the home icons on, and when I go onto the web from it all the background colours have gone and it's a very aggressive white, if that makes sense. Made my eyes water quite quickly! I've tried resetting the brightness and contrast from the settings menu and it's improved a bit, but not much.
    Is there anything I can do to get the previous set up back, or is this a lesson learned the hard way never to press yes to updates?
    All help gratefully received.
     
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    The signing window for iOS 6.1.3 closed on Friday, there's no way to downgrade. I'm afraid that you're stuck on iOS 7.
     
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    Oh dear, that'll teach me not to press 'yes' to things that look vaguely technical without knowing what they mean. Thanks for that, I'd better just get used to it then - can I ask you what iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7 mean? I'm assuming they are different versions like Windows 7 and 8? (told you I was an Absolute Beginner).
     
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    They're software versions for iPad. In a way, it's like Windows 7 and 8.
     
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    Thank you, I do appreciate the help. I'm so glad I found this site because I have a feeling I'll be needing it...
     
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    I heard we can unlock our iPads to get back 3d icons but warranty affected, any apps to get back swipe open screen and icons, thx in advance, mike
     

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