All iOS versions are supported by these methods. You can use any iPhone, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and others to try them out.
1. Try updating iTunes again, but this time in a different way
If you get error 53 while updating or restoring your iTunes library, Apple recommends that you try again. And this time, do the following:
- Turn off your computer’s iTunes.
- Remove your iPhone from your computer’s USB port.
- Check for and install the most recent version of iTunes.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer once more using an official Apple USB cord.
- Select your iPhone in iTunes.
- When you see the choice to Restore or Update in iTunes, choose Update. Without destroying your data, iTunes will attempt to reinstall iOS and restore your iPhone.
However, you may encounter any of the following situations throughout the updating procedure. What you can do in each scenario is as follows.
If you can’t get past the Apple logo during the procedure, try the following:
- Your iOS device will be forced to restart.
- When the option to Restore or Update appears, select it.
If you view the iPhone’s Hello screen:
- To set up your device, follow the onscreen instructions. You can restore from a backup if you already backed up your iPhone.
If the Touch ID screen appears:
- Later, tap Set up Touch ID.
2. Touch ID button should be fixed
Because Touch ID on the iPhone is a common cause of iTunes error 53, be sure it’s working. The failure of your device’s security function could be the reason of the issue.
Contact Apple Support to fix Touch ID and learn about the best servicing choices.
Remember that using a third-party repair to replace any iPhone hardware can harm your smartphone. Allow Apple-approved support centres to handle the repairs and replacements.
3. Update your computer or Mac
Updates can help you solve a variety of issues with your device. When troubleshooting issue 53 in iTunes, make sure you’re using the most recent version of the operating system.
Users of Windows can update their systems by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. If an update is available, select Install.
If you’re using a Mac, select the Apple icon. Select Software Update from the System Preferences menu. Click Update Now if any updates are available.
4. iOS (iPhone) update
Apple regularly fixes issues and improves performance with iPhone updates. It’s time to update your iOS. It might also help with Error 53.
Connect your iPhone to the Internet. Tap Download and Install under Settings > General > Software Update.
5. Update to the most recent iTunes version
Update iTunes to the most recent version to fix problem 53.
Open iTunes if you’re using a Windows PC. Go to Help and pick Check for Updates from the menu.
Users of Macs can upgrade iTunes through the App Store. If an update is available, go to the App Store and choose Updates, then Install. On the desktop, you may also click on the Apple symbol. Choose System Preferences, then Software Update.
6. Reinstall iTunes if necessary
Reinstalling iTunes can sometimes resolve error 53. On your computer, uninstall and then reinstall iTunes.
Follow the instructions to uninstall and then reinstall iTunes on your Windows operating system.
iTunes can’t be changed or removed from your Mac. Attempting to do so with third-party software may have an adverse effect on the performance of your Mac.
7. Remove any unnecessary files from your PC
Junk files cause file conflicts while also taking up space on your hard drive. One of the causes of iTunes error 53 could be junk files.
You should clean your system of garbage, cache, and temporary files on a regular basis.
How to Remove Junk from Windows:
- In the Windows search box, type disc cleanup.
- Disk Cleanup is the option to choose.
- Choose the drive you want to clean up. Select OK.
- Select the files you want to delete from the Files to Delete list.
- Select OK.
How to Delete Junk Files on a Mac in 3 Simple Steps
- In the Go To Folder dialogue box, select Go to Folder Type: /Library/Caches from the Finder menu.
- Files in the Cache folder should be selected. Move to Trash by right-clicking and selecting Move to Trash.
- After that, empty the trash can.
- Rep the previous stages. To clear unnecessary files, replace Library/Caches with /Library/Logs using this timer.
8. Clean out your computer’s registry
All of the apps installed on your computer’s registry are stored in the Windows registry. Incorrect or inaccurate entries might cause error messages and prevent apps from working properly.
If you get error 53 when trying to update your iPhone on iTunes, it could be due to a corrupt Windows registry.
As a result, wipe up the registry on your computer. It can be done manually or with the help of registry cleaning software.
For non-technical users, manual cleaning is not suggested. It’s not a good idea to try it unless you’re knowledgeable with registry entries.
Instead, use registry cleaner applications like CCleaner, Wise Registry Cleaner, JetClean, and others.