Despite the many warnings that iOS 7 was going to have a radically new look and it was worth it for some people to take a slow approach to upgrading, many people ventured blindly forth and were unhappy with the results. While raging at the dying of the light is one approach, there remains another—downgrade to iOS 6.
But do it quickly.
When you install a new iOS version, during installation the device connects to Apple’s servers to ensure that the version you’re installing is approved (or “signed” by the company”). If it has been signed, full speed ahead. However, when Apple issues a new version, it quickly stops signing the old ones. While you may be able to download a copy of an old version, if it fails the signing test, the installation will likewise fail.
It happens that Apple is still signing the most recent versions of iOS 6, but it may not do so for long. Therefore, if you feel that you’ve made a fatal mistake by upgrading to iOS 7, now’s the time to fire up your Mac to grab iOS 6 and perform the downgrade.