• Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4
  • System Version: macOS 10.13.5 (17F77)
  • iOS 12

Read the first: How to remove iOS 12.0 Public Beta from iPhone 8 in order to restore archived iOS 11.4 backup?

I followed the instructions under "Problem Solved", but to no avail. I put my phone into recovery mode > given the option to restore, which I did.

Unlike with other posts (e.g., https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/downgrade-ios-12-beta-3522302/ - I originally followed this one), I was not given the option to chose a backup or completely restore. Instead, it just booted up into 12 and asked me again if I wanted to install an update to connect to my computer. I don't even have the option to restore my phone to a clean backup.

Other thoughts:

  • I deleted the beta profile
  • I might not have backups from before 12, but then I still should be able to just get rid of it.

1 Answer 1


you can get a recovery iOS on the development page:


just sign in with your appleID download the recovery image and follow this introductions:


the tutorial is for iOS 11 but it's the same for iOS 12.

Please make a backup before doing this!


at https://developer.apple.com/download/ please log in with your appleID. after that you'll see a download list:

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click on see all at the entry iOS Restore Images. You'll see another list:

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Download the restore Image for your iPhone.

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    While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
    – grg
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:29
  • The link you posted didn't seem to link to the actual file. I'm having trouble finding it. Could you please edit the answer? Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 1:35
  • Updated with screenshots.
    – Fabian Gr
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 5:24

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