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Posted in News by Tyrone on November 26, 2022
Yes, you can still downgrade iPadOS 16 to 15 without losing data and without a paid third-party app. Both iPadOS 16.1 and 16.1.1 can be reverted to 15.6 RC, the only iPadOS 15 version that’s still signed by Apple!
Downgrade iPadOS 16.1 To 15
Similar to iOS, the only iPadOS 15 version that’s still signed for iPads that already run iPadOS 16 is 15.6 RC (build number 19G69). This means that you can downgrade any iPadOS 16 release to 15.6 RC as long as you have the appropriate ipsw file for your iPad model.
Tip: After reverting to iPadOS 15.6 RC you can easily update, over-the-air to iPadOS 15.7.1 the latest iPadOS 15 version.
Downgrade iPadOS 16.1 Requirements
- A computer, Mac or Windows and the Finder / iTunes software.
- A Lightning to USB (USB-C) cable to connect iPad to computer.
- Internet Connectivity.
- The iPadOS 15.6 RC ipsw file that matches your iPad model.
iPadOS 15.6 RC IPSW Files
Tap on the link that matches your iPad model to download the appropriate .ipsw file. Links redirect to Apple’s servers:
How To Downgrade iPadOS 16 to 15
Reverting software on iPad is almost identical to downgrading an iOS version on iPhone. We’ve already provided a step-by-step tutorial for downgrading iOS 16.1 to 15.
Check it out here and proceed accordingly! Use the iPadOS 15.6 RC .ipsw file that you’ve downloaded from the list available above.
Downgrade iPadOS 16.1.1 to iPadOS 15 Video
Or simply watch our YouTube video guide:
Have you managed to downgrade iPadOS 16.1 to 15? Do you need additional help or want to share some suggestions. Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: Not able to downgrade? Check our detailed iPadOS 16.1.1 review and you might find a fix or workaround for your ongoing iPad issue.