It was observed that when iPhone users tried to restore or update their device by taking iTunes, they would get an iPhone error 53. This usually happens when an iOS device fails Apple’s security test. Whenever you want to update or restore your device, Apple checks whether its Touch ID works or not. This is one of the main reasons why error 53 occurs mainly on the iPhone 6 or 6S, instead of other older models lacking fingerprint readers. After many users started to deal with iPhone error 53, Apple apologized before proposing a fix in iOS 9.3.
Because fingerprint data is protected and encrypted by the iOS device for additional security reasons, Apple’s default security check is disrupted for device update / recovery. Therefore, you can easily resolve System Error 53 by simply restoring your phone or updating it to the latest iOS version. We discussed how to fix the error 53 of the iPhone.
There are two main causes of iPhone error 53, but not officially recognized.
1. Apple appeared to be fighting counterfeit parts on its iOS devices to ensure that no one could replace the original parts by issuing an integrated hardware checker so that whenever you change hardware, such as LCD screens and touch buttons, your device will not work. You will either see this error or totally unable to use the phone. This will then lead you to restore the device and cause more tragic scenes. However, what is strange is that there is a permanent shortage of Apple spare parts. That’s why counterfeits are spread all over the city to meet the needs of iOS consumers.
2. This could be another mistake made by Apple in its efforts to fully protect its security and limit the interactions of any iOS device with the outside world. A replacement Touch ID can supposedly function as a Home button, whether it’s original or not, but their built-in checkers for hardware parts have completely locked the Home button. Some devices still can not be updated or restored even though Apple has already released the latest iOS version for which they claim to have corrected this error.
In order to fix the iPhone error 53, Apple then released a newer software version, 10.9.3, for those concerned so that they can restore their devices in iTunes on a Mac or PC. Remember to follow these steps as soon as you encounter the error 53 of the iPhone or if you know someone who only needs this basic troubleshooting:
1. If iTunes is still open on your Mac or Windows PC, quit or close iTunes.
2.If your iOS device is plugged in, unplug it from your computer.
3. Connect your iPhone to the computer with an original USB cable. (It is highly recommended to use original cables, original parts, etc. to avoid other problems on the affected device.)
4.Open iTunes and select your device. Make sure you have the latest version of the software on iTunes. If this is not the case yet, you can first update it as a precaution.
5. Choose Update when you see the pop-up window or when a notification in iTunes says Restore or Update. Itunes will now try to reinstall iOS and restore the iPhone device without erasing any data.
6.If the Apple logo screen still does not display, force your iPhone to restart by pressing and holding the Power / Standby and Home buttons for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo is displayed. Once again, when you see the Restore or Update option this time, click Restore.
7.Follow the steps on the screen to set up your device when you see the welcome screen. Then, if you have saved your iPhone, you can configure from the backup you have chosen. When you see the screen for Touch ID, choose to configure Touch ID later.
8.If the Touch ID on the device did not work before you encountered the iPhone 53 error, the function will still not work after updating or restoring the device. You can contact Apple Support for further troubleshooting.