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Fix Error 56 Occurred After iOS 9.3.2 Update

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Jean to iPhone Data Recovery

Error code 56 occurred to many 9.7-inch iPad devices which update to iOS 9.3.2. Do you know what error 56 means and how to fix error 56 caused by iOS 9.3.2 update?

iOS 9.3.2 Bricking iOS Devices with Error Code 56

"Please help with my iPad Pro issue with iOS 9.3.2 update. Today when I tried to update my iPad with the iOS 9.3.2 update over wifi, after downloading the update and the install started as usual. Upon rebooting, I was told to connect to iTunes screen. I did it, connecting my iPad to iTunes and try to update it. Unfortunately, the update failed which asks me to do a restore. Later, the restore fails, either, with error code 56. I've never experienced such a iOS update failure before, now my 9.7-inch iPad Pro bricked with no luck to complete the update. Any suggestions to fix error 56 occurred after iOS 9.3.2 update? Or should I just send off the iPad for repair?"

Apple iOS 9.3.2 was just released, complaints then followed, mostly are from 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices. They received error code 56 during iOS 9.3.2 installation over the air, instructing them to plug their devices into iTunes. However, users reported that attempting to restore through iTunes does not seem to fix the error, and they are really frustrated to see their devices being bricked with a big loop on the screen.

What Is "Error 56" & How to Fix Error 56 by Updating to iOS 9.3.2?

Referring to Apple's error code support document, error 56 suggests a hardware issue. Thus, if you see the message "The iPad could not be updated. An unknown error occurred (56)" while installing iOS 9.3.2, you should check for hardware issues. 

1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

  • For Mac

1) Open iTunes.
2) From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Check for Updates.
3) Follow the prompts to install the latest version.

  • For Windows

1) Open iTunes.
2) If the menu bar isn't showing, hold down the Control and B keys to show it. Learn more about the iTunes for Windows menu bar. 
3) From the menu bar, choose Help > Check for Updates.
4) Follow the prompts to install the latest version.

2. Check for issues with third-party security software.

3. Make sure that your USB cable, computer, and network are reliable. Then try twice more to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

4. If the error persists, try to downgrade iOS 9.3.2 to previous iOS versions.

5. Wait for updated version of iOS 9.3.2 that solves the problem.

I hope at least one of the solutions provided above fixes your iOS 9.3.2 update error code 56 issue with ease. If none of them is helpful, you'd better contact Apple Support to get the best reply. Of cause, error 56 is not the only iOS 9.3.2 issue reported so far, and the other noticeable complaint is data loss problem. Here, we also had solutions. EaseUS MobiSaver Free is able to free recover contacts after iOS 9.3.2 update as well as other data files on your iOS devices. If you happen to lose contacts, pictures, notes, reminders, WhatApp messages and other important data and files, use the best iOS data recovery software to bring them all back.

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