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[Best 5 Methods] How to Fix iTunes Error 53

Posted by Brian Davis on Nov 30, 2021 10:52 AM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
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In some cases, when your iPhone comes into trouble, you may first use iTunes to fix it by restoring or backing up. iTunes always performs perfectly as an iOS official tool, which can help users download media resources, sync data between iPhone and PC, restore and backup your iPhone. Though it is such a wonderful tool, it occurs unexpected iTunes error code when restoring an iPhone. This nettlesome issue stops us from connecting our iPhone to iTunes and computer, and can not update or restore our iPhone on iTunes or Mac. So, what is iTunes error code 53? And what is the best way for us to solve it? In this post, you can find everything you want.

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Part 1. What is iTunes error 53

According to the Apple relative release about iTunes error 53, it is obvious that your iPhone or iPad will meet this error if iTunes cannot connect to Apple's servers. Besides, this error can be due to a cable connection error, iPhone software glitch, or using an outdated iTunes version. Here, we had listed up some useful methods that can fix this error within several steps at home.

Part 2. Top 5 methods to fix iTunes error 53

Method 1. Reinstall iTunes

uninstall your itunes

The corrupted files of iTunes on your computer will cause this issue. If your computer encounters the error code 53 iTunes while using an old version of iTunes to upgrade or restore an iOS device, reinstalling iTunes is one of the effective ways to fix it.

For a Windows user, you can uninstall iTunes on Control Panel, then click on the Programs option, find TunesKit, and uninstall it.

For a Mac user, you just need to drag and drop to Trash on Application.

After the uninstallation, you can visit the Apple website, and download a brand new iTunes and install it. Then you can try to use iTunes to restore or upgrade your iPhone again to check whether this problem has been fixed.

Method 2. Fix unknown error 53 iTunes using TunesKit iOS System Recovery

In some situations, iPhone software glitches will also cause this issue. To troubleshoot a mobile phone issue like iTunes error 53, I think TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a reliable tool for iOS users. It is a one-stop and professional iOS fixing program that can fix various iOS issues like the blue line on the iPhone screen, iPhone audio skipping, iTunes error 42408, etc., within several steps without causing any data loss. What's more, though you know nothing about iOS fixing, you can easily use this program because of its concise interface.

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  • Fix iTunes error 53 within several steps
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  • Fix your iPhone/iPad/iPod without losing any data
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Now, let's see the step-by-step editing tutorial about error 53 iTunes fix.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to TunesKit iOS System Recovery

connect iphone to your computer

Use a working USB cable to connect your iPhone to a computer first. Then launch TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer and wait until the program detects your iPhone. When all is done, you can click on the Start button to the next step.

Step 2Select a mode to fix your iPhone

select a mode to fix itunes error

Choose the Standard Mode to fix error code 53 iTunes. Though there are two modes for you to choose in TunesKit iOS System Recovery, the Advanced Mode should be used in the premise of the Standard Mode not working in fixing this issue.

Step 3Download firmware package

download firmware that can fix your phone

After choosing a fixing mode, TunesKit will download a firmware package for you. Confirm the given information is corresponding to your iPhone. If not, please correct it manually. Click the Download button to download it.

Step 4Fix error code 53 iTunes

fix itunes error 53

TunesKit iOS System Recovery will start to fix your iPhone as soon as the downloading is finished. The issue iTunes error 53 will be fixed within several minutes.

Method 3. Update your iOS version

antivirus program

In fact, this issue will occur frequently on the devices that are still using the iOS version before iOS 9.3. This is mainly about the Touch ID sensor bugs in the Home button on iOS devices. After knowing this bug, Apple quickly released a new iOS version to resolve it. Hence, updating your iOS version should be an effective method. You can update your iOS version via Settings > General > Software Update.

Method 4. Reset all your iPhone settings

reset all your iphone settings

Reset all your iPhone settings is a possible method to resolve error code 53 iTunes. Different from factory reset, resetting all your iPhone settings won't erase your iPhone content. So you don't need to worry about your personal data, although all the customized settings will be restored. And the fault settings that may cause this error code will be recovered. Here is how to reset your iPhone settings: Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings > Enter your passcode to confirm the settings.

Method 5. Contact Apple Support

contact apple support

The above 4 methods are workable for error code 53 iTunes. If this error still appears on your iPhone and iTunes after using these methods. You may consider if your iPhone has suffered a hardware glitch. You can ask for help from Apple Support by visiting App Store or iPhone repairing center, or you can contact Apple from the Apple website to have full service and maintenance.


Now, you have learned the full guide in solving error code 53 iTunes, and you can solve it easily by yourself at home. Here, we recommend TunesKit iOS System Recovery to you. It is a one-size-fits-all program that aims at solving different iOS system issues without data loss.

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