iOS 9.3.2 Causing Error 56 for Some 9.7-inch iPad Pro Users

Earlier yesterday, Apple has released the new iOS 9.3.2 update publicly, which was meant to bring bug fixes to the operating system. However unfortunately for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro users the error is introducing new bugs. Several users have reported that after upgrading to iOS 9.3.2 software update their iPads are getting bricked. They are also reporting to get the Error 56 notification, which tells the users to connect their iPad Pro to iTunes.


More specifically, users are seeing an “Error 56” message, which instructs you to plug your device into iTunes. According to some of those who have received the error, however, plugging the tablet into your computer and trying to restore through iTunes doesn’t resolve the issue.

Here’s what Apple’s support document has to say about Error 56:

Check for hardware issues

If you see error 53, learn what to do. If you see one of the errors below, you might have a hardware issue:

  • 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16
  • 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 56
  • 1002, 1004, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1667 1669

Here’s what to check:

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
  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 If you still see the error message, you can check for outdated or modified software or contact Apple support.

If you a 9.7-inch iPad Pro owner who has yet to update to iOS 9.3.2, we would advise you to stay away from the update until this particular problem is solved. We will update this post if any progress is made in this regard.

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