How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra to macOS Sierra

Can no longer bear with the bugs or issues of High Sierra? Head into this straightforward guide to go back to macOS Sierra from macOS High Sierra.

Has your Mac run into several issues like random freezing ever since you installed High Sierra? Needless to worry about it. As we all know that the macOS is still in beta and requires some more polish to run smoothly, you must be battle ready to face some unexpected bugs. But just in case you no longer want to put with the random tantrums of your Mac, downgrade macOS High Sierra 10.13 to macOS Sierra 10.12.

You can easily go back to the previous macOS version. But before heading over to the guide, make sure to back up your Mac using Time Machine. (Apple Menu → System Preferences → Time Machine.) Once you have downgraded the macOS, you will be able to restore the backup. Ready to dive ahead with the process? Here you go!

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How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra to macOS SierraHow to Downgrade macOS High Sierra to macOS Sierra

Step #1. Click on Apple icon at the top-left corner of the screen on your Mac and select Restart. While the Mac restarts, hold down Command+R.

Step #2. From the OS X Utilities, click Disk Utility.

Step #3. Click Continue. Then, you have to click Startup Disk.

Step #4. Click Erase. Now, type in for the file which you want to get rid of. (For instance, macOS High Sierra)

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Step #5. Select Mac OS Extended from the Format list and click on Erase.

Once you have erased macOS High Sierra, quit Disk Utility and then start the process of reinstalling macOS Sierra.

Reinstall macOS Sierra Your Mac

Step #1. From OS X Utilities, click on Reinstall OS X and then select Continue on the macOS Sierra installer.

Next, you will have to agree to the terms & conditions and reinstall it. Your Mac will restart when the process is completed.

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Restore Data from Time Machine on Mac

Step #1. Restart your Mac. While it’s rebooting, hold down Command+R and then click Restore from Time Machine Backup from the OS X Utilities menu.

Step #2. Click Continue.

Step #3. Click Continue again after reading “Restore Your System” page. Then, click Time Machine Backup and select Continue.

Step #4. Finally, you have to select the most recent backup and click Continue.

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Wrap up:

So, would you like to share your feedback about High Sierra? What exactly was the reason behind your downgrading to the previous version. Is it because of the bugs or you simply didn’t like it at all?

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