Downgrade iOS 16.2 To 15 Without Losing Data (iOS 15.6 RC)

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Posted in How To by Tyrone on December 17, 2022

Downgrade iOS 16.2 to 15

Are you looking to downgrade iOS 16.2 to 15 without losing data? Yes, that’s still possible as long as iOS 15.6 RC remains singed! You need a computer, Mac or Windows and a Lightning to USB (USB-C) cable.

Downgrade iOS 16.2 To 15 Still Possible?

According to websites that track the signing status of iOS versions, there’s no public iOS 15 version that’s still signed for iPhone and iPad models that are iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 compatible!

However, these sites don’t track beta versions. According to our test and reports from our readers iOS 15.6 RC build number 19G69 is still signed for all iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 compatible devices!

This means that you can downgrade any iPhone or iPad model running an iOS 16.x version to iOS 15.6 RC (19G69)!

Downgrade iOS 16.2 To 15 Requirements

To be able to revert to iOS 15 you need the following:

  • A computer running macOS or Windows OS and the Finder / iTunes software updated to the latest version.
  • A Lightning to USB (USB-C) cable to connect iPhone / iPad to computer.
  • The iOS 15.6 RC ipsw file, downloaded on your computer. (Use the download links provided below)
  • An encrypted iPhone / iPad backup. We recommend you to perform it locally on your computer before starting the iOS 16.2 downgrade!

iOS 15.6 RC IPSW Download Links

Before you start the iOS 16.2 to 15 downgrade download the iOS 15.6 RC ipsw file that matches your iPhone / iPad model:

  • Download links for iPhone: Open this article, scroll to the bottom of the content and click on the iPhone model that matches your device. Allow the download and be patient until the file is fully saved. (Files are downloaded from Apple’s servers!)
  • Download links for iPad: Open this article, scroll to the middle of the content and click on the iPhone model that matches your device. Allow the download and be patient until the file is fully saved. (Files are downloaded from Apple’s servers!)

How To Downgrade iOS 16.2 to iOS 15

We’ve published a detailed step-by-step how-to downgrade grade for iOS 16.1 to 15. The identical steps are valid for reverting from 16.2 to 15.6 RC. Tap here for all the details!

You can also follow the steps in our YouTube video guide:

Important: To be able to restore a backup created in iOS 16.2 in iOS 15.6 RC, you need to tweak the backup file!

Have you managed to downgrade iOS 16.2 to 15 on iPhone? What about iPadOS 16.2 to 15 on iPad?

Share it in the comments, along with the day of your downgrade, to confirm that iOS 15.6 RC is still signed and keep this post up to date!

Also please share your downgrade reasons. It will help us cover all bugs and submit detailed feedback to Apple!

Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you encounter problems or issues along the way!

Related: You can also downgrade iOS 16.2 to 16.1.1 if you don’t want to go all the way back to iOS 15!


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