Error 53 on iPhone/iPad: Issue and Solutions

Annoyed by Error 53 on your iPhone and iPad? Find some easy solutions to follow on your iOS device attached with Mac or PC.

It is not normal for any iPhone or iPad users to face any software error as Apple has created the very robust mechanism that allows any glitch. But software is software as it is prone to be affected by error. Recently, Apple users experienced an Error 53 on their iPhone and iPad.

Apple has finally resolved this issue. People would certainly like to know what exactly Error 53 is.

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Error 53 on iPhone and iPad

What is Error 53 on iPhone/iPad?

Error 53 occurs once you try to update or restore your iOS device in iTunes on Mac or other computers. You must have seen (if you have encountered this error) Erro 53 in your iTunes and “Connect to iTunes” on your iPhone or iPad. As a matter of fact, this error was designed to ensure if Touch ID works properly before the device leaves the factory; it was not intended to annoy customers.

In its update of iOS 9.3, Apple has released an update to get rid of this error 53. This will let you restore your device successfully by using iTunes on your Mac or personal computer. All you need to do is to follow some simple steps, and you will be able to recover your iOS device.

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How to Fix Error 53 on your iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Close iTunes if it is opened on your Mac or PC.

Step #2. Remove the plug of your iOS device from the computer.

Step #3. Download the latest version of iTunes on Mac/PC.

Step #4. Connect your iPhone/iPad with your computer or Mac using USB cable.

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Step #5. Launch iTunes and select your iOS device.

iTunes will prompt you to Restore or Update.

Step #6. Click on Update.

iTunes will make efforts to reinstall iOS and restore your device without removing your data.

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Step #7. Force restart your iOS device if fail to get past the Apple logo screen.

Step #8. Upon seeing option to Restore or Update, click Restore.

When you see Hello screen on your iPhone or iPad, follow the onscreen steps to set up your iOS device.

  • If you have already backed up your iOS device, you will be able to set up from your backup.
  • When you see the screen for Touch ID, tap on Setup Touch ID later.

If this doesn’t work out well, you should contact Apple Support and ask for help further for Touch ID.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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