If you use an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, or you have been listening to news going round in the iPhone market, you must have heard or also experienced this issue especially if your mobile phone has been repaired by unauthorized agents. The company recently apologized for the inconveniences that it caused customers and it even went on to assure us that these fix will not be affecting any phones, even those that were repaired at unauthorized centers.
The iOS 9.2.1 was released as an iTunes only update that can repair and reset all devices that have suffered from the glitch. To fight against a future occurrence of this issue, Apple released a document that specifically shows some things that could cause this error, some troubleshooting tips and some things the customers should do if the error persists or if it crashes their devices. The company apologized to customers and hinted that the Error 53 was meant for checking hardware in factories. This will be coming as a major relief as we would be able to repair our iPhones at trusted centers (even if Apple does not authorize them) and we would still get the same level of service without being hit by this brick wall.
The company also stated that all customers who have paid for out-of-warranty replacement of the device because of this issue can contact AppleCare for a reimbursement of their funds as they wouldn’t need a new device for now.
But what can you do to get your Smartphone running again?
The first thing to do is to ensure that you have a stable internet connection and then you can start the update of iTunes on your MAC or PC. A stable connection is vital because the update may not be installed properly if the internet is slow or fluctuating, and it may result in other issues.
The next thing to do is to force-restart your iPhone. This can be done by holding the Sleep/EWake and Home buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds.
If you have force-restarted your iPhone, you should now connect the iPhone to the computer using the USB cord that comes with the phone. After connecting the iPhone to the computer, click on Restore, after which iTunes will download the latest iOS 9.2.1 patched update.
Downloading and installing the update may take a minimum of 15 minutes and it may even run into hours depending on the speed of the internet connection. During the installation of the update, there will be multiple prompts that will pop-up, its best to allow them till the update has been installed.
This update is coming on the back of many cries on Apple’s support forum and many other websites where affected users of these devices openly showed their dislike and dissatisfaction. Users’ anger even skyrocketed because Apple did not issue a warning about the glitch.
We are just grateful that this update has come. So far, many of our readers who got the update have not laid any complaints, I also did the same on my Smartphone and its now working fine. For those of us who still have complaints, you can send us a message or drop a comment in the comments area. While those of us who may have ideas on troubleshooting newer issues should feel free to help us out. We just have to continue using our iPhones, and hopefully receive the next iPhone without having issues on the older ones.