For a big part of Apple device users, getting the new iOS 10.3.1 or maybe even 10.3 might seem like a source of constant annoyances and problems. Fortunately, there is a way how the same can be changed in a quick and effective manner. This solution comes from the broader domain that also produces iOS Jailbreak solutions. But, in this case, a downgrade of an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone to an iOS 10.2.x version can be attained. Currently, the iOS 10.3 and 10.3.1 are in their stage of pre-release, meaning that the OS is available as an update commenced through the Software Update section in the devices’ Settings section. This means that many users will accidentally start moving from their earlier versions of the Apple operating system to the 10.3 and 10.3.1 versions.
Of course, this is not something which all users want to avoid at all cost. In the new version, Apple introduced a range of additional features which is why many will want to update. But, for all those who want to stay with their old OS, especially if they use older devices, the new iOS could lead to battery and performance problems. However, the iOS 10.2.1 is continuing to be signed by the company, which is why a downgrade is possible.
In those cases where the upgrade has already occurred, but the user is thinking about a downgrade, several things should be considered. Firstly, the downgrade will work on all current Apple mobile devices but only go to iOS 10.2.1 version and no further down. All earlier iOS versions are not being signed in with Apple, so this type of solution will not work. Also, there are no current iOS Jailbreak solutions for iOS 10.2.1 and the iOS 10.2 is the latest jailbreakable option. But, with this in mind and by using the specialized Prometheus toolset, there are some possible cases where a device can be moved back to iOS 10.2, but users should detailedly examine this option before making a decision. This is important because only those who can use the Prometheus solution can consider getting this downgrade with the subsequent iOS Jailbreak.
This is why the downgrade should be employed, realistically speaking, only by those who are having performance issues with the latest upgrade. These might include lagging or scrolling issues when some particular content is being accessed. A sign of a serious problem with the upgrade is also battery life that became abnormally short after being taken to 10.3.1 or 10.3.
If this happens, the iOS 10.2.1 is right around the corner with the right IPSW file. The file will work for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices without any problem. Once the firmware has been downloaded, the users should simply adhere to the downgrade guide that will provide them with a step-by-step explanation on the way a downgrade is completed. With this process completed, they can again use their device which is running the older iOS without any problems.