'Error 56': iOS 9.3.2 bricking 9.7-Inch iPad Pro with error 56

iOS 9.3.2 reportedly bricking some 9.7-inch iPad Pro units with ‘Error 56’ message

Apple has pushed the final version of iOS 9.3.2 to the general public, which is meant to bring stability, performance improvements, bug fixes and a couple of minor feature tweaks to Apple’s mobile operating system. While a new software update is meant to bring stability to the devices, but it looks like some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners are experiencing issues with iOS 9.3.2.

Based on the several reports from the messages boards, MacRumors reports that many 9.7-inch iPad Pro users who upgraded to the latest iOS 9.3.2 ended up with a bricked device with an “Error 56” notification, making the device inaccessible. The error 56 message tell the users to plug their device into iTunes to proceed.

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An iPad Pro bricked with error 56 after installing iOS 9.3.2. Image via Twitter.

Unfortunately, the fix offered by the error message, which involves plugging the device into computer and launching, iTunes is not working:

Mine is bricked. Says it needs to be plugged into iTunes, won’t restore or update, just a big loop. Fantastic. :/

Apple has a support document specific for the Error 56 message, which suggests that this particular error message is related to a hardware issue. The document goes on to say that the users should update their iTunes software to the latest version, checking the issue with third-party security software, and then try restoring the device two times. If the workaround does not fix your device, Apple says to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Did you experience error 56 while updating your 9.7-inch iPad Pro to the latest iOS 9.3.2?

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