How to Downgrade Apple iPhone 7 Plus without Losing Any Data? | Dr.fone

How to Downgrade Apple iPhone 7 Plus without Losing Any Data? | Dr.fone

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How To Upgrade or Downgrade Apple iPhone 7 Plus Without iTunes?

Apple devices come with the option of upgrading their operating system now and then. While you may receive timely updates of iOS or iPadOS on your Apple iPhone 7 Plus there are several others that are practiced updating the OS. One such method involves iTunes, which can be a risky process. As an alternative, Dr.Fone comes with an option to update iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch without iTunes and even downgrade iOS.

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Part 1: How To Update iOS or iPadOS to the Latest Version?

Wondershare Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) provides a comprehensive set of options to update iOS devices without iTunes. While the process retains data for you, it upgrades your iOS without jailbreaking the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Neither is the device put at risk, nor does Dr.Fone allow such procedures to compromise the quality of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device.

  • Step 1: Launch Dr.Fone and Select System Repair

Download and install the latest version of Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer and continue to launch it. Proceed to the Toolbox section from the left panel and select System Repair from the options.

access toolbox on drfone

Dr.Fone Mac version still has the old interface, but it does not affect the use of Dr.Fone function, we will update it as soon as possible.

  • Step 2: Select the Device Type to Repair

Continue to select iOS on the next screen to define the nature of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device that is to be repaired.

select ios for repairing

  • Step 3: Proceed with the Right Method

As you are redirected to the next screen, look for the iOS Upgrade/Downgrade option to lead to the required set of options.

select an appropriate option for ios

  • Step 4: Select the Option to Upgrade iOS

For upgrading your iOS, you are advised to continue with the Upgrade iOS option on the next screen.

continue to upgrade ios

  • Step 5: Attach iDevice to Establish the Connection

The platform prompts for connecting the Apple iPhone 7 Plus with the computer that is to be processed with a USB connection.

connect the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device with a cable

As you attach the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device with a proper USB cable, the platform detects the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device and continues to establish a proper connection.

successfully connect Apple iPhone 7 Plus to computer

  • Step 6: Select iOS Firmware and Download

On a successful connection, a list of upgrading options appears on the next screen, where the user can select any option to continue with the process. Click Download against the iOS version that you want to upgrade to.

select ios firmware to download

Note: For updating iOS, you are provided with the options of a flat flash and upgrade flash, which come in both official and beta versions.

  • Step 7: Initiate Download of iOS Firmware

The firmware starts to download on the platform and is verified before it is made ready for installation on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

start downloading ios firmware

  • Step 8: Repair iOS Device with Installed Firmware

Once the iOS firmware downloads successfully, click Repair Now on the platform to initiate the process.

continue to repair ios on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device

  • Step 9: Observe the Completion of the Process

You can analyze the completion of the process through the progress bar appearing on the next screen.

observe the progress bar of completion

  • Step 10: Conclude Upgrading iOS/iPadOS

As the operating system is upgraded on your iDevice, continue to click Done to conclude the entire process.

successfully conclude updating ios

Part 2: How to Downgrade iOS or iPadOS to an Older Version?

When it comes to downgrading your iOS or iPadOS to an older version, Wondershare Dr.Fone provides a comprehensive set of functions within its tool. You can select the most appropriate version according to the available options. Find out how you can downgrade Apple iOS with the help of Dr.Fone:

  • Step 1: Select Downgrade iOS/iPadOS

As you progress into the right menu, select Downgrade from the two options for the execution of the required process.

select to downgrade ios

  • Step 2: Backup iDevice If Needed

A prompt will appear asking you to back up your iOS device data before executing this process, as the process normally erases the data of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Click Continue if you do not bother with the erasing of your data.

Note: For example, if you are downgrading from iOS version iOS 16.4.1 to version iOS 16.4 the data within the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be retained. Conversely, if the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is downgraded from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1, the data will be erased from the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Thus, it is best to back up your device before performing such an operation.

backup device if needed

  • Step 3: Connect your iDevice with USB Cable

You will then be asked to connect your iDevice with a USB connection.

connect Apple iPhone 7 Plus with usb

As the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device is attached, it will be automatically detected, and the platform will continue with the particular method.

make a successful connection

  • Step 4: Select iOS Firmware to Downgrade

Select the best iOS firmware option from the options on the next screen, which will act as the version to which the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be downgraded. As you tap Download, you will be redirected to a new screen.

select the firmware to downgrade ios

Note: For example, if you are downgrading from iOS version iOS 16.4.1 to version iOS 16.4 the data within the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be retained. Conversely, if the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is downgraded from iOS 16.4 to iOS 16.3.1, the data will be erased from the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Thus, it is best to back up your iOS device before performing such an operation.

  • Step 5: Download iOS Firmware on Platform

The respective iOS firmware will start downloading on the platform. Before it is used to downgrade the iOS across the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the platform will verify the process.

view download progress

  • Step 6: Perform the Downgrade Process on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Click Repair Now to redirect toward installing the iOS firmware on your device.

initiate downgrade of ios

  • Step 7: Conclude iOS Downgrade

The progress bar displays the completion of the process.

preview completion of the downgrade

As the iOS is successfully downgraded on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, continue to click Done to execute the entire process.

conclude downgrading ios

How To Install the Latest iOS/iPadOS Beta Version on Apple iPhone 7 Plus?

Every year, Apple comes with its latest release of iOS under the banner of upgrading the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device’s operations. Similarly, with every iOS upgrade, a dedicated iOS beta release is expected before the final release. Many people are curious about installing the beta version and wish to try iOS before anyone else. Thus, Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) comes with an advanced option of updating devices to the iOS public beta, as discussed in the guide.

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  • Step 1: Proceed With System Repair

Launch Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer after successfully downloading and installing the tool. Continue to select System Repair from the Toolbox section to launch it.

select system repair from the toolbox

Dr.Fone Mac version still has the old interface, but it does not affect the use of Dr.Fone function, we will update it as soon as possible.

  • Step 2: Select Device Type

You are advised to select iOS from the next screen as you will be installing the public beta on an iDevice.

select ios to proceed

  • Step 3: Continue For Installing iOS Beta Version

From the next set of options appearing on the screen, you must select Explore iOS Beta Features to proceed with the installation of iOS public beta on your iDevice.

select the option to install ios beta

  • Step 4: Connect iDevice With USB

Following this, you will have to connect your iDevice, which is to be upgraded with a cable connection.

connect the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device with usb

As the connection is established, the platform detects the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device on the computer automatically.

successfully connected with usb

  • Step 5: Download the Required iOS Beta Firmware

The next screen displays the beta versions installed on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Click Download adjacent to a particular version and continue.

select ios beta firmware

  • Step 6: Continue to Download the iOS Beta On Platform

The following screen shows the initiation of downloading the iOS beta version on your iDevice.

start downloading beta firmware

  • Step 7: Verify and Install iOS Beta on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

As the iOS firmware installs successfully, it is verified by the platform and made available for installation on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Continue to click Repair Now to redirect toward the installation of the firmware.

install ios beta firmware on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Step 8: Conclude Installation of iOS Public Beta

The progress bar shows the completion of the process.

view the progress of the installation

Once it is concluded, a prompt message appears on the window. You are advised to click Done to finish the process.

conclude ios beta installation

How To Reset Your Apple iPhone 7 Plus?

iOS devices that are causing multiple software and system issues need to be reset properly. Wondershare Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) comes with a proper system to reset the iOS device. With the help of the tool, you can reset your iOS device by following the guidelines provided below.

Note: Resetting your device may cause you to lose all of your data, including your contacts, photos, messages, and apps. By backing up your iOS data , you can ensure that you have a copy of all your important information and can easily restore it to your device after the reset.

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Part 1: General Reset (Free Service)

For the first approach, you can consider the option of performing a general reset which needs to be executed manually by the user. While this does not erase any data of the iOS device, it puts all major settings of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device to default. Such an approach goes perfectly in situations where you have to resolve issues like not receiving notifications on iOS device or the phone network remains unavailable.

Follow the steps guided below to reset your iOS device properly:

  • Step 1: Launch Dr.Fone and Access System Repair

Open Wondershare Dr.Fone after downloading and installing the latest version of the software on the computer. Continue to select Toolbox from the left section and redirect to selecting System Repair from the options.

select the system repair tool

Dr.Fone Mac version still has the old interface, but it does not affect the use of Dr.Fone function, we will update it as soon as possible.

  • Step 2: Select the Nature of the Device

For the next window, select iOS to perform repairing operations for an iOS device.

continue with ios device

  • Step 3: Access Toolbox Repair

On the next screen, look for the Toolbox Repair option out of all available options since you are considering resetting your device.

navigate to toolbox repair

  • Step 4: Continue to Reset iOS Device

As you lead to the next screen, multiple options appear on the front, out of which you are advised to select Reset Device.

start resetting your iphone

  • Step 5: Proceed to a General Reset

This particular process is available in two different modes, out of which you have to select General Reset to continue.

proceed with the general reset

  • Step 6: Follow the Instructions to Reset the Device

The screen that appears next displays a composite guide explaining how to reset your iOS device properly. Follow the on-screen instructions to execute the entire process manually.

follow instructions to general reset

Part 2: Factory Reset (Paid Service)

In situations where you forget the password of your iOS device or get stuck at a point where it stops working, Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) comes with an option of performing a factory reset through the service.

For an understanding of how to reset your iOS device with Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) using the factory reset method, follow the instructions provided next:

  • Step 1: Proceed to Reset Device Option

As you lead into the Toolbox Repair option, select the Reset Device button to proceed with resetting your iOS device.

select reset Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Step 2: Initiate Factory Reset on the Device

Continue on the next screen to select Factory Reset to perform a comprehensive reset on the iOS device.

initiate factory reset on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Step 3: Put iOS device in Recovery Mode

On the next window, follow the on-screen instructions to put your iOS device in Recovery Mode. Select the model of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device according to your conditions. However, if you are not able to put your iOS device in Recovery Mode, click the Try DFU Mode option on the bottom-left of the screen.

put idevice in recovery mode

  • Step 4: Download Respective iOS Firmware

Once the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device is in Recovery or DFU Mode, the platform automatically detects the connected device and displays a set of iOS firmware that can be downloaded on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device. Click Download against any iOS firmware to initiate the download.

download the required firmware

  • Step 5: Start Installation of iOS Firmware

As the firmware starts downloading on the platform, it is made available for installation after verification.

wait to download ios firmware

For installing the iOS firmware on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device, choose the Repair Now option to proceed next.

install ios firmware on Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Step 6: Conclude Resetting the iOS Device

Not the progress of the iOS firmware on the following screen and wait until it is completely installed on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device.

observe the completion of the process

A prompt message of completion will appear on the screen showing the successful installation of the iOS firmware on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus device.

successfully factory reset Apple iPhone 7 Plus


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  • Title: How to Downgrade Apple iPhone 7 Plus without Losing Any Data? | Dr.fone
  • Author: Ian
  • Created at : 2024-07-07 11:03:40
  • Updated at : 2024-07-08 11:03:40
  • Link: https://techidaily.com/how-to-downgrade-apple-iphone-7-plus-without-losing-any-data-drfone-by-drfone-ios-system-repair-ios-system-repair/
  • License: This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.