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Okay so I wanna roll back to ios14 because ios15 literally ruined my life. Lol. I have an ipad 8th gen . This is my first apple device and the cable that came with it is a lightning to lightning. I have a windows pc so i was looking for a usb to lightning connector on apple’s website. It’s kinda expensive . Can I use a duplicate usb to lightning connector for the same? Most importantly, would my device be recognised by iTunes?
Lightning connectors have visible metal contacts and USB C connectors have them hidden inside a metal sleeve.
Sounds like you received a USB C to USB C cable in the box and what you are looking for is a traditional USB A to USB C.
Any brand cable should work fine and show up in iTunes. If in doubt, avoid the cheapest cable.
Unfortunately I think your questions about the cabling situation doesn’t really matter now. The major problem here is that you cannot downgrade to iOS 14 without having the software signed by Apple for your device – and Apple has stopped doing that for iOS 14 for that iPad.
So I’m afraid you cannot downgrade to iOS 14 – no matter which cable you use.
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