How to Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12/11 without Data Loss

With the release of iOS 13 Beta 3, several iOS device users upgraded their system to this almost instantly. As many of us know, prior to upgrading your iOS device, it is always recommended that you create a backup of all the files and data stored in your system. This is so because several times when we try upgrading our iOS devices, several files or data may get deleted. If you haven't created a backup of these files, you may lose it permanently. However, there are plenty of users who have upgraded their iOS devices to iOS 13 Beta 3 without creating a backup prior to the upgrade. If you are one of them, you may be fretting about how to downgrade to iOS 12. Don't worry, here you can find the best way in which iOS downgrade without backup is possible. And it also makes it easy to recover lost data after updating or downgrading.

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Part 1. Downgrade iOS 13 Beta to iOS 12 without Data Loss and Jailbreaking

Just like upgrading, downgrade iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 may also cause some kind of data loss if done with the traditional way. Also, you may be worried that you may need to jailbreak your iOS device. Well, by making use of FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, you can downgrade iOS 13 Beta 3 to iOS 12 without any kind of data loss. You don't even need to jailbreak your iOS device in order to perform this operation. PR iOS System Recovery is an excellent tool which can be used for fixing several other minor and major technical glitches in your iOS device. This tool can be used to fix the following issues on your iOS device:

   

You can use this tool to downgrade your iOS device by following the steps below.

Step 1: After downloading the latest version of PR iOS System Recovery, launch the program and click on “Repair" and then connect your iOS device to the computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select your iOS device and the version to which you wish to downgrade, in this case, select iOS 12 and then click on “Start" and the progress of the downgrade process will be displayed on the screen.

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Once completed, reboot your iOS device and it would have been downgraded to iOS 12.

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This is the best way in which you can downgrade iOS 13 beta without data loss. Once you downgrade your device, ensure that you create a backup by using iOS Backup & Restore. This is an excellent tool for creating a backup of your iOS device to computer efficiently and acts as the perfect alternative for iTunes. It can view all the old iTunes backups selectively.

Part 2. How to Downgrade iOS 13 Beta to iOS 12 with iTunes

Step 1: Navigate to UDID.co from the browser on your iOS device.

Step 2: Ensure that you have the latest iTunes and also the Xcode 11 Beta.

Step 3: Register your iOS device's UDID which is the Unique Device Identifier in order to download the Beta.

Step 4: Backup your device prior to proceeding further as you may lose some important data permanently. You can do this on iTunes by clicking on the "Back Up Now" option.

Step 5: Click on "Restore iPhone/iPad" on iTunes to restore your iOS device to factory settings.

Step 6: Keep holding the "Alt" key and the "Shift" key and click on "Check for Update”.

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Step 7: The iOS Beta .ISPW file of iOS 12 which you earlier downloaded would be displayed here, select the location where you want to save this and then click on "Open" to install.

Step 8: Click on "Ok" when notified by iTunes that you are downloading the iOS Beta new version.

Step 9: Wait till the installation process gets over, you will see "Slide to Upgrade" on the screen, swipe this.

Your iOS device will get rebooted and after that, the on-screen instructions need to be followed to run the newly installed older iOS Beta Developer version.

Part 3. Recover Lost Data Easily After iOS 13 Downgrading

If you're unlucky enough to have lost some data since iOS 13 downgrading. Don't worry, we'll introduce a professional app to help you recover lost data. FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is a professional data recovery tool that supports over 20 data types such as WhatsApp, WeChat, photos, messages or contacts, etc. Its Smart Recovery feature supports data loss caused by iOS downgrading or upgrading. Then let's have a look on how to recover data caused by iOS 13 downgrading or upgrading.

   

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer using a USB cable and iTunes will be launched automatically. If prompted, tap on "Trust this Computer" on your iOS device.

Step 2: Now you need to choose “Recover from iOS Device" feature.

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Step 3: Now the program will scan and recover data for you. What you nedd to do is just wait for few minutes.

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Summary

By now I'm sure you've learned how to downgrade an iPhone from iOS 13 beta to iOS 12 without losing data when you forgot to back it up before. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is without a doubt the best fix you can use to fix anything related to downgrades or iOS /iPad OS issues.

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By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Aug 08, 2019, 21:58:38

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.