How to Downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 without iTunes

Installed iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad and now want to downgrade back to iOS 13? You're not alone. Many users give a lot of feedback that there is still some problems after upgrading to iOS 14/iPadOS14, including iPhone crashing, not turning on or stuck issue, which greatly influencing the normal use of the device. So you may be forced to downgrade iOS version. iTunes is always an essential part when it comes to iOS downgrade. However, errors always occur when we try to downgrade with iTunes. Don't fret, this article can help you downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13.7 without iTunes.

1. What You Need to Know Before Downgrading iOS 14 without iTunes

  • Backup Your iPhone Data: Since everything on the device will be erased permanently after downgrading from iOS 14 to iOS 13, it is of great importance to make a complete backup of the data on your iPhone or iPad, so that you will not need to worry any data loss.

  • Check Your iPhone Version: Another important thing to note before downgrading is to figure out your iPhone model, this is especially important. You can find the model number on the back of the device. Since different models of iPhone use different firmware, and you need to download the corresponding firmware before downgrade.

2. Step-by-step Guide to Downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 without iTunes

As an alternative of iTunes, FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is always a great program to upgrade, downgrade or restore iOS system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Besides, what makes it better than iTunes is that it can not only restore or downgrade iOS version, but also acts as a repair tool to fix all iPhone or iPad issues. Any problems coming large and small can be resolved in one click, including iOS downgrade/upgrade issues, iPhone stuck problem, black/white/blue screen of death issue, touch id problems, etc.


It allows you to downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 without iTunes in a safe way. Your data is 100% secured, not data will get erased or lost during or after the downgrade process.

Step 1. After downloading and installing this repair tool on your Win or Mac, then run the program.

connect ios device

Step 2. Now using a good quality USB cable to connect the device to computer, and the device will be detected by the repair program. Then click on the "Repair Operating System" button.

repiar operating system

Step 3. Your iPhone is prompted to be boot into DFU mode. First, turn off your device, then press and hold the Volume down button and the on/off button for 8 -10 seconds. Then keep pressing the Volume down button while release the on/off button until the iPhone is successfully put into DFU mode.

put iphone into recovery mode

Step 4. Different iOS firmware package will be displayed. Since that you are trying to downgrade iOS 14 to lower iOS versions, you can choose an older iOS version, such as iOS 13.7, then click "Download" button.

download firmware

Step 5. When the repair process get started, the iOS 13 firmware package will be installed on your iPhone. At the same time, stable network connection is also required in case the process being interrupted. After that process, you will find that your device has been downgraded from iOS 14 to iOS 13.


Note: Backup iPhone Before Downgrading iOS without iTunes

Back up iPhone data is necessary before performing the downgrade process in case the iPhone data get lost or damaged. iCloud is a free tool for you. It offers a free 5GB cloud storage for iOS users to back up the iPhone data to iCloud. Although purchased apps, iBooks, music will not be backed up, but in the future, when you choose to restore from this iCloud backup, you can download these apps from Apple store. Below are the steps to back up iPhone with iCloud.

  1. First of all, ensure that your iPhone is connected to a stable WiFi network.

  2. Open the Settings app, click your name and select iCloud options. Hit on Back Up and enable this featue.

  3. Then all of the iPhone data will be backed up to the iCloud.

back up iphone before downgrading

If you are trying to downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 with iTunes and finally encounter the stuck issue, what will you do? To handle this kind of stuck issue, we recommend you to read the tips in this article to solve this problem. To avoid this problem from the root, FoneGeek iOS System Recovery can be used to downgrade iOS without iTunes or fix all iOS issues.

You should have a clear idea of how to downgrade iOS 14 to 13 without iTunes after going through the methods provided in this article. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is a simple and amazing program allowing you to downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13 without any data loss. And it will only take a short time for the downgrade process to complete.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 10:28:05

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.