Apple fixes ‘Error 53’ on Touch ID-equipped iOS devices

Apple fixes ‘Error 53’ on Touch ID-equipped iOS devices

Apple has released a new iOS update to fix ‘Error 53’ on Touch ID-equipped iPhone and iPad devices. The update is available only for the affected Apple devices that were ‘bricked’ or inaccessible through the issue.

The issue, which emerged earlier this month, was started disabling iPhones and iPads that had unidentified Touch ID modules. In a support document, Apple has acknowledged the issue and announced the release of the new update.

“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),” Apple writes in the document on its site.

Technology site TechCrunch reports that the new update isn’t available as an over-the-air (OTA) release for all iPhone and iPad units but is circulated for the models that are being suffered from ‘Error 53’ in the past. If you own one of those devices, you can download and install the update using iTunes on your PC or Mac. You’ll need to ‘force restart’ your device first to get the new software installed.

A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple over ‘Error 53’. Therefore, the Cupertino giant finally opted for its fix.

Although the error was somewhere protecting user data as it disabled the devices that were repaired through third-party sources, it brought a conflict among Apple users. Notably, the new fix doesn’t enable Touch ID sensor to record or verify fingerprints on the repaired devices. This helps protect unauthorised access to iOS as well as secures personal data on the affected devices.

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