How to Downgrade from iOS 17 to iOS 16

The iOS 17 release has been highly anticipated since its announcement at the WWDC 2023 event. With new features such as an improved user interface and better privacy controls, iOS 17 promises to revolutionize the smartphone experience. However, updating to the latest iOS version can also come with bugs and instability, leaving some users wanting to downgrade to the previous version. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Step 1: Download IPSW Files

The first step in downgrading from iOS 17 to iOS 16 is to visit the Apple download page from a desktop browser. From there, you need to download the IPSW files. Select the device type – iPhone or iPad – and choose the specific device model. After that, click the stable iOS version that matches your device. Once the firmware has been downloaded, continue to the next step.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Computer

Connect your device to your computer and tap on Trust on the iPhone before opening iTunes. This is essential to ensure that your device is properly recognized by iTunes and that the downgrade process works smoothly.

Step 3: Restore with IPSW Files

Go to device details, press and hold the option key, and click on the restore icon. Browse and select the firmware you just downloaded, and click on the Restore button in iTunes to start the restoring process. Remember to set up your iPhone as a new device afterward.

If, for some reason, you encounter any difficulties during the process, there is another option to explore.

Step 4: Use AnyFix to Downgrade with One-Click

Using AnyFix offers a simpler process for some users who might encounter difficulties in the previous steps. Begin by downloading and launching AnyFix on your computer and connect your device. Select the one-click downgrade feature and the firmware version desired. AnyFix will automatically handle the entire process until the device restarts. Once your device restarts, remember to set it up as a new device.

It’s important to note that restoring your iPhone or iPad to a previous version is not without risks. Depending on your device, apps may not function properly, and other bugs or issues may arise. However, downgrading your device to iOS 16 can generally provide a more stable experience and one that you were used to before the update.


With the new release of iOS 17, many people are excited to test out the new features. However, for those who experience bugs or stability issues, it is possible to downgrade to iOS 16. We have provided you with two options to downgrade, and we hope this guide can help you navigate the process. Always back up your device before proceeding with a downgrade, so you can safely restore your device to the same settings if anything goes wrong.