Error 53 Fix For iPhone 6s Released on iOS 9.2.1

Just a few days after Apple acknowledging the fact that “Error 53” will brick iPhone 6s, or any other iOS device when undergone through third-party Touch ID repairs. Today the company released a fix for it on it’s official website and released the latest iOS 9.2.1 with new build 13D20 replacing 13D15.


Error 53 is particularly occurred on all Apple’s flagships with Touch ID enabled feature. Like iPhone 6s, many iOS smartphones and tablets like iPhone 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, 3 and iPad Air owners have faced the same issue as the new Touch ID feature is included in all of these gadgets.

iPhone 6s

We already know that the final links for iOS 9.2.1 has been released back in January. The latest update was just a patch or a single bug fix included to the existing stable version. All of this is in the hope that no expectations will be given to users about the release of iOS 9.3. Though some stunning features like NighShift, enhanced CarPlay, improvements in Educational sector and Password Encrypted Notes are included in iOS 9.3, we might not see them until March.

Touch ID

Note that the new release is not available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update, because not all except Error 53 for iPhone 6s users needs this. This is only for devices, which are facing Error 53 problem. Download the IPSW links for newer build 13D20, for your Apple device (given below) and restore manually using iTunes. Follow the steps about How to fix Error 53 for iPhone 6s or other iOS mobiles or tablets from here.

So your question might be What really causes this issue? Here is what you need to know, Apple’s new Touch ID concept has gone far to protect the user’s/ customer’s privacy. So whenever you go in for a repair at an unauthorized shop the work will be done regarding your other repair. But iOS 9 will detect the harm and bricks the device as it doesn’t recognize the Touch ID and Security Enclave as intact.

Download links for iOS 9.2.1 build 13D20: