If you see “Error 53” after repairing your iPhone outside Apple, then you might not be able to use your iPhone again.
According to thousands of complaint by iPhone users, they cannot use their phone after this error because the latest operating system will disable the handset, if it detects the handset was repaired by non-Apple agency or technician.
Some users already know about this Error 53, and according to the experts this will “Kill” your iPhone.
It seems to be an ongoing issue since the release of iOS 9 last year.
Error 53 is related to repairing the home button, which also includes the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The problems appear to occur because Apple wants to ensure that the hardware remains safe.
A statement from Apple to The Mirror said: “We take customer security very seriously and Error 53 is the result of security checks designed to protect our customers.
According to Apple, fingerprint data is stored in special area of the device. If Apple is repairing your phone, hey will ensure the connection between device and sensor. But third party repair won’t do that and this is why phone will shut down to make sure the device is safe.
Apple says that it wouldn’t be secure to use the fingerprint sensor in any other way.
“Without this unique pairing, a malicious touch ID sensor could be substituted, thereby gaining access to the secure enclave.” “When iOS detects that the pairing fails, touch ID, including Apple Pay, is disabled so the device remains secure”. Apple told the Guardian
What is the solution of Error 53?
If the problem occurs, Apple suggests making sure that the phone is plugged in to the latest version of iTunes. If that doesn’t fix the phone, then users should force restart it by holding down both the sleep button and the home button until it reboots. Then users should try again to restore it through iTunes.
According to Apple, try these tricks to fix the error 53
Make sure the phone is plugged in to latest version of iTunes.
If above solution does not work, restart the phone by holding down both, sleep and home button, until it reboots. Then try to restore it through iTunes.
If noting works, go to an Apple Store or another authorised service centre. The company will be able to fix the problem if the parts were installed through an official repairs service.