How to roll back from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4.1 on iPhone or iPod Touch

The other day, Apple released the first public version of iOS 13 for all supported iPhones. iOS 13 contains many new

functions, but there are also problems with this. If you are not very happy with iOS 13, you can still roll back to iOS 12.4.1, and below we will tell you how.

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To accommodate so many new features in iOS 13, Apple had to sacrifice a bit of system stability. Fortunately, this did not affect its performance.

If you haven’t installed iOS 13 on your iPhone,we recommend that you stay on iOS 12.4.1 at least until the release of a more stable version of iOS 13.1. It will contain fixes for many bugs, as well as several new features that are not in iOS 13.

What you need to know before rolling back from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4.1

  • Since Apple no longer signs iOS 12.4, rollback can only be done until iOS 12.4.1. Perhaps this is only as long as Apple signs iOS 12.4.1

Attention! Now Apple no longer signs iOS 12.4.1, which means that you can only roll back to 13.1 or 13.1.2

  • You will not be able to recover from a copy of iOS 13 after rollback to iOS 12.4.1. You will need to use a copy made with iOS 12.
  • Before proceeding with the instructions, save a backup copy of your device in case something goes wrong.

Rollback from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4.1

This method allows you to roll back to iOS 12.4.1 with the loss of all device data. You should first back up your device via iTunes.

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  • Disable function Find iPhone in Settings> iCloud> Find iPhone.
  • Download the iOS 12.4.1 firmware file for your device from the link at the bottom of this article.

Note: If you download the firmware file through Safari,make sure that you turn off automatic unzipping. Better use Chrome or Firefox. Also helps if you rename the .zip file to the .ipsw file.

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  • Connect your iOS 13 device to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes on your computer and select your device in the upper left corner. From the left menu, select the Overview tab.
  • Hold down the Alt / Option key on your Mac keyboard or the Shift key on your Windows PC keyboard, and then instead of restoring, click the check for update button.
  • Select the downloaded iOS 12.4.1 IPSW file.
  • Now click Restore and update.
  • Accept the terms and conditions, after which the rollback process will begin, which will take about 10 minutes.
  • After successful recovery, you will see a normal power-up screen on the device. Configure the device and restore it from the copy.

When the process is completed, your iPhone will boot from iOS 12.4.1, and you will see the familiar power-on screen. Now you can configure your device and, if possible, restore your data from a copy.

Download links for iOS 12.4.1 IPSW

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad Pro 9.7 ‑ inch
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch - 2018 model
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation 2018 model
  • iPad 5 9.7-inch - 2017 model
  • iPad 6 9.7-inch - 2018 model
  • iPad Air 3 2019 model
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 1
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation
  • iPod touch 7th generation

If you encounter an error during the rollback process, most likely you have downloaded the wrong firmware file. Check everything and try again.