Tired of the iOS and iPadOS 14 beta? So you can go back to iOS 13 — 2022

Apple presented at the last WWDC its new operating systems, among which stand outiOS 14YiPadOS 14. Both versions are already in the beta phase so that the most anxious developers and users can try out the new features and report the different bugs that are usually present in these versions. And yes, it is normal for there to be a bug and for this reason you may be interested in going back to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 if you have any of the new betas installed. In this post we teach you how to do it.

Why go back to a stable version?

The iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas are probably the best betas in years. It is evident that there are the odd bug, but the truth is that they are quite stable versions if we compare them with those of previous years. In any case, they are not exempt from problems such as a shorter battery life, apps that do not work correctly, others that close on their own, some slowness when carrying out some processes... All this will not be in the final version of both systems, but if not you can wait until September or October when they are supposed to be released, you can go back to the latest available version of iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 to get your iPhone or iPad back to normal performance.

Disadvantages of removing a beta

The step prior to installing a beta should always be to make a backup copy of the device's data and files, so that at times like this when you are going to return to the stable version, you can resume everything from where you are. it was left Unfortunately you will not be able to load the copy of iOS 14 in iOS 13. Nor those of iPadOS 14 in those of iPadOS 13. Of course, there are some data that will remain if they are synced with iCloud. You can check which ones they are by going to Settings > your name > iCloud. The following applications and services will appear here:



iPad iPhone services synced with iCloud

  • Photos.
  • Contacts.
  • Calendars.
  • Reminders.
  • Grades.
  • Posts.
  • Safari.
  • House.
  • Game center.
  • Siri.
  • Key chain.
  • Other third party apps.

If you activate the corresponding boxes, you will be able to keep that data in iOS 13. What you will not have will be the settings and configurations that you would have adapted in the beta version.

Remove iOS / iPadOS 14 beta

IPSW remove beta iOS iPadOS

The first thing you should know to carry out this process is that you will need a computer , regardless of whether this is a Mac or a Windows PC, since you will have to access the web of IPSW .

From a Mac with macOS Catalina or later

  • On the iPhone or iPad, turn Search off. You can do this in Settings > your name > Search.
  • Go to the IPSW website from Safari on your Mac.
  • Select iPhone or iPad depending on the device you are removing the beta from.
  • Check for the latest software version compatible with your device.
  • Connect the device to your Mac via cable and open Finder.
  • In the left part of the window, click on the name of the iPhone or iPad to access its management.
  • Put the iPhone or iPad on DFU mode.
  • On the Mac, press Restore while holding down the Alt/Option key.
  • Select the IPSW file you downloaded.
  • Accept the terms and follow the on-screen guide. Remember not to disconnect the iPhone or iPad from the Mac until the process is complete.

From a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier

  • On the iPhone or iPad, turn Search off. You can do this in Settings > your name > Search.
  • Go to the IPSW website from Safari on your Mac.
  • Select iPhone or iPad depending on the device you are removing the beta from.
  • Check for the latest software version compatible with your device.
  • Connect the device to your Mac via cable and open iTunes.
  • Tap the iPhone or iPad icon at the top.
  • Put the iPhone or iPad on DFU mode.
  • On the Mac, press Restore while holding down the Alt/Option key.
  • Select the IPSW file you downloaded.
  • Accept the terms and follow the on-screen guide. Remember not to disconnect the iPhone or iPad from the Mac until the process is complete.

From a Windows PC

  • On the iPhone or iPad, turn Search off. You can do this in Settings > your name > Search.
  • Go to the IPSW website from your PC browser.
  • Select iPhone or iPad depending on the device you are removing the beta from.
  • Check for the latest software version compatible with your device.
  • Connect the device to your computer via cable and open iTunes. If you do not have this program installed, you must download and install it.
  • Tap the iPhone or iPad icon at the top.
  • Put the iPhone or iPad on DFU mode.
  • In the computer, press Restore while holding down the Alt key.
  • Select the IPSW file you downloaded.
  • Accept the terms and follow the on-screen guide. Remember not to disconnect the iPhone or iPad from the Mac until the process is complete.

The process may take several minutes, but by the time it's done, you'll find that your iPhone or iPad is as it was when you first opened it, ready for initial setup and the ability to upload a backup.