How to Fix iTunes Error 53

Recently, there was a lot of discussions related “Error 53” which has bricked a number of devices including the iPhone 6s, 6 Plus and 6.

iPhone 6s error 53

iPhone 6s error 53

The error occurred on devices that have gone under third-party home button repairs. Apple named it as a security measure, but online communities did not appreciate the move by Apple, and it was not making any sense at all to kill an iPhone having only home button repaired.

If the check on Touch ID fails, your update won’t finish. You’ll see a Connect to iTunes screen on your device or a message like this in iTunes on your computer: The iPhone [device name] could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (53).

After getting a strong backlash from a number of online communities including iFixit. Apple has finally start fixing error 53 with an update. You can follow the steps to fix your iPhone if it has been bricked.

iTunes Error 53 Fix:

Follow these steps to get rid of error 53 by updating or restoring your iPhone.

Step 1: Install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: Force restart your iPhone by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds until you see the Apple logo.


Step 3: Now you can restore or update your device.

Step 4: Wait for iTune to restore your phone successfully. Once done you should have this screen:


Finally iPhone 6s recovered from error 53

Step 5: If you have backup your iPhone device at some point, you should get the restore backup option. Otherwise, you set up as new iPhone.

That’s it! I hope you have finally recovered your iPhone 6s from error 53 using the steps above. If in case, you’re still getting the same error you can try to contact the Apple support team or Service Center, and I am sure they would at some point help you out.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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