iPad Pro Error 56: Apple Confirms Bug Exists

iPad Pro Error 56: Apple Confirms Bug Exists
Error 56 en iPad Pro con iOS 9.3.2 en su última actualización iphonedigital / Flickr cc

The software update that was supposed to fix bugs contains a bug of its own. While the iOS 9.3.2 update was supposed to fix the Bluetooth problem amongst others in iPhone SE, it is now freezing iPad Pros with “Error 56.” Apple has finally heeded the complaints of the iPad Pro Error 56 and is taking necessary measures to fix it ASAP.


While the iOS 9.3.2 was a boon for iPhone SE possessors, it quickly turned into a nightmare for iPad Pro users, reports MacRumors. After installing the latest iOS update, many iPads encountered an “Error 56” message with the instruction to plug the device into iTunes, which then froze the screen. What’s more, plugging into iTunes, in an attempt to restore the iPad Pro screen, does not seem to be working. Rebooting the device is also not a working solution.

After being bombarded by complaints, Apple has finally recognized the existence of the “hardware issue” and is currently developing a fix. Weirdly enough, judging from the flurry of comments on social media, the problem seems to be widespread. Though there is a still a significant number of iPad Pro users who remain unaffected by the bug. Also, the error seems to be bothering the iPad Pro 9.7 more than the iPad Pro 12.7, reports Forbes.

iMore reached out to Apple and they had the following comment to make:

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“We’re looking into a small number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when updating the software. Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support.”

An iOS 9.3.3 version is most likely to be rolled out within the next few days to counter this error. But until then, iPad Pro users are being cautioned not to installiOS 9.3.2, lest they fall victim to the iPad Pro Error 56.

Also Read: iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Release Date To Happen Ahead Of WWDC Event?

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  • A-thought

    I’m shocked at this crash and the increasing number of iOS / OS X security issues over the last year, given Apple supporters’ persistent confirmation that Apple codes software in a parallel universe where there are no crashes or security issues of any kind.

    Perhaps everyone does code software in the same universe after all, and it’s only a matter of extent of user base and heterogeneous hardware environments that expose the true number of bugs and the quality of the system. Novel idea..