Apple is going to release iOS 9 today to the unwashed masses. It’s the big official update, but if you’re reading this, you might be on the public beta of iOS 9 and have already received an update for iOS 9.1 beta.
I wasn’t going to write this because it seemed tedious. iOS 9.1 beta isn’t buggy. There are no problems with it; however, I’m seeing posts all over the Internet asking how people can get the iOS 9 update if they’re already on iOS 9.1 beta.
First of all, why wouldn’t you want a middle finger emoji?
Second of all, let’s make something very, very clear. If you decide to do this, you are not updating to the official iOS 9 release. You are rolling back to the official iOS 9 release. Everything that’s in iOS 9 is in iOS 9.1, in case version numbering is foreign to you.
So here we go.
- Shut off your phone
- While holding the home button, plug your iPhone into a PC running iTunes. This will put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into recovery mode. Your PC will download the latest version of iOS and install it.
- Note that if you don’t turn off Find my iPhone first, you will have to sign in with the same Apple account.
- Also note that iOS 9.1 backups will not work on iOS 9. You can use earlier versions of backups for iOS 9, but never newer versions.