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Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 with data clarification

The world is eagerly awaiting the iOS 9 release time on Wednesday September 16, which is due at any minute now. Naturally though, we know that many of you will also be looking to download iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 and are asking if it is possible to do it.

Some users have already asked for downgrade methods on Apple’s forums after using the iOS 9 public beta, but it looks like this isn’t possible without losing your data.

Once Apple rolls out the iOS 9 download, you may want to take a look at this thread for potential options on getting yourself back on iOS 8.4.1 for whatever reason.


Apple are promising a 1 hour increase to battery life with iOS 9, while Apple Metal within iOS 9 will also offer an overall app performance boost too.

These are the two key areas of the new software for many users and if there does happen to be any iOS 9 battery life issues – some may want to go back to a previous version with a downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 with data.

The steps are not official though, so you always take the risk when trying to perform a downgrade successfully.

Let us know if you have been looking to downgrade iOS 9 to an earlier version after already trying the public beta.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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