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Susanmarsden1 Level 1 Level 1

I have just upgraded to ios6 and lost good maps, google streetview etc plus YouTube has gone I can't actually see much new of any value but they've for some inexplicable reason removed stuff. I want to go back to ios5 , how can I do this?

iPad 2, iOS 6
Reply by Taipana13 on Sep 23, 2012 9:50 AM Helpful

Go to on your browser. Allow permissions.  At home screen, click the rectangle with the right arrow and click "add to home screen".  I deleted the button for Apple's new maps app.

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    Downgrading iOS is not supported

  • EdgarTPeaceful Level 1 Level 1

    I also want to go back to ios 5 as the iPad 2 has been effectively downgraded by ios6. Does anyone have any practical instructions on how to do this?

  • Sunnycide Level 1 Level 1

    It's unfortunate that you feel that way about iOS6. If you read the T&C in their entirety then you would know that reverting to iOS5 is not possible at this time. Perhaps you need to factor the cost of a careful reading of the Terms & Conditions, or attorney fees to have one do so, into your future purchasing decisions, because this action is critical for maintaining the desired operation of your Apple devices.

  • Susanmarsden1 Level 1 Level 1

    Sunnycide - technically you are correct, I should have read the t and c's perhaps, but you show me one person who has read them in their entirety or been daft enough to pay an attorney to do so for them (what planet are you from!) and I'll show you a country full who didn't and that's because most people haven't got the time to read and then importantly interpret every set of over complex terms and conditions designed to cover the backsides of the author rather than plainly tell the affected consumer in simple terms the pros and cons of what they are doing, nor should they have to, that is a completely unrealistic and unhelpful suggestion! You show me the bit in the terms that says that the maps are a lot worse than the previous ones, miss out functions, towns etc etc. Apple are better than this, or were.


    And just to be clear, what I purchased was good and fine I merely upgraded the software which is not chargeable so it wasn't a purchase decision, it was a decision based on trust, one that we all make a number of times and sometimes when you upgrade software you expect bugs and minor imperfections etc, you do not expect whole chunks of functionality to have been removed from your device or others to be left with less or inferior functionality again you show me the bit in the t and c s that alludes to this

  • Taipana13 Level 1 Level 1

    Go to on your browser. Allow permissions.  At home screen, click the rectangle with the right arrow and click "add to home screen".  I deleted the button for Apple's new maps app.

  • c.c.chen Level 1 Level 1

    did you ever back up your device on p. c. or Mac.?  I wonder if we could reset the content and use the one in the p.c. or Mac instead...

  • Zeded Level 1 Level 1

    Apple need to sort this.  I consider my ipad2 now defunct since this so called update.  Google maps with street view was absolutely fantastic on the ipad. 

  • miltonrodas Level 1 Level 1

    I am with you, Zeded. Apple has gone in a really bad direction with this move!! I hate the fact that they've tried to block Google products!! It is so stupid from their part!

  • Sploton Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem. I upgraded my very new iPad to iOS 6... Misery! Big mistake on my end, I lost 50% of the value I get from my iPad because of the very very poor maps.


    The only ways I found at the moment:


       A - I'm using Google map on Safari

        B - I won't upgrade my iPhone 4 so I can still use google maps on it

        C - I'll try to re-initialize my iPad, I hope that it reverts to iOS 5

        D - I may consider joining a class action since that's the only way Apple may listen

       E I may consider the next Surface Tablet with Window 8 since this becomes finaly a real PC on a tablet, not like the iPad on which your Numbers, Pages and Keynotes docs aren't fully compatible with the Desktop version


    Very very poor move from Apple, you guys need to react!

  • fach Level 1 Level 1

    By upgrading the ios on my IPhone 4S I feel I have downgraded the experience.  In addition to the useful google maps and YouTube, my phone performance has dropped. Battery life is lower, responsiveness is bad, safari gets stuck and overall a slow machine. To me it reminds of the old days when people would upload the latest windows on an old PC where the hardware didn't support the upgrade and your computer becomes less useful. But in that case you could at least revert unlike our nice apple people who don't give you the choice. I regret upgrading and the only reason was that I hate those red notifications on the icons that tell you there is an update. Now I feel this is more annoying than that.

  • All8sea Level 1 Level 1

    Apple have confirmed to me in the local Apple store that Apple do not go back to earlier versions of their operating systems


    You must either go back to a third party reseller or try and blag your way in an Apple Store


    I had the same problem with i06 on my iPhone and got Apple to change the phone so that i could get the I05 system


    Then suprise suprise everything was working normaaly


    Their is definitely an issue with i06!, so stay clear until they have resolved it not sure how long but 2013 seems like a start date!!

  • Lumba2x Level 1 Level 1

    I totally agree with you. The maps on ios6 is not as good as the one on ios5. What i'm doing now is using safari and opening google maps from there. They should probably make ios7? Fixing the bugs on the map.. Lol

  • Autumn Witch Level 1 Level 1

    I am also unhappy with IOS6.  It has completely spoiled the user experience of my new iPad2.  The loss of Google Maps is a great inconvenience, as is the loss of YouTube.  I am also finding that the screen is less responsive and I have to touch it several times before it reacts - it is definitely slower and the battery isn't lasting as long from fully charged as it used to.


    I am very unhappy about my decision to give Apple a try and wish I had chosen one of the other tablets.  Can I claim compensation because they have withdraw things I've already paid for?  Is there a way to get back to IOS5?

  • All8sea Level 1 Level 1

    You can't NOT from Apple


    Had similar issues but with my iPhone


    You will have to get the iPad changed back to the previous operating sytem


    From a legal point of view you wont get any compensation, read their small print

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