I needed to go back to iOS 7 after a few apps, most notably Whatsapp, no longer worked properly. I also had no restore points for some reason.
Here’s a way to turn your iOS 8 iPhone back into an iOS 7 iPhone:
- Attach phone to Mac
- Start iTunes
- Hold Power and Home Button on the phone. When it restarts let go of the power button and only keep the Home button pressed.
- iTunes will say it detected a phone in recovery-mode
- Proceed with the recovery instructions.
You don’t need to donwload any images before hand, iTunes will do it for you.
In my case I ended up with a completely blank iPhone. But I could restore Contacts, some settings etc. from iCloud.
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