If you own an iPad Pro 9.7-inch, updating to iOS 9.3.2 could brick your device.
After rolling out the iOS 9.3.2 beta to the developers late last month, Apple has now started seeding the update to the general users. It is a minor incremental update that brings bug fixes, performance improvements and adjustments to Night Shift mode, which can now be used in Low Power Mode too. The update also fixes the audio quality issues related to the Apple iPhone SE when paired with Bluetooth headsets.
The iOS 9.3.2 update addresses issues when looking up dictionary definitions could fail and VoiceOver issues when using the Alex voice, where the device would switch to a different voice for pronouncing spaces or punctuations. The update is available via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via iTunes and is compatible with iOS 9 devices – including the Apple iPhone 4s and above, Apple iPad 2 and newer, the fifth and sixth generation iPod Touch devices and also the all iPad minis and iPad Pros.
While the update aims to address some issues, it does bring along a nasty bug. Soon after the update was released, some Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch users have been reporting issues where their devices have got bricked. Affected users can see an ‘Error 56’ message on their iPad, which asks them to connect it to iTunes, MacRumors reports.
As per Apple’s error code support document, the ‘Error 56’ is a hardware issue and it recommends installing the latest version of iTunes to load the software. If that doesn’t help to resolve the issue, Apple recommends customers to contact Apple support or visit a service centre.
While the issue is not widespread yet, some users have reported about the issue on social networks and on forums. With a number of iPad Pro 9.7-users being affected by the bricking issue, Apple is likely to release an updated version of iOS 9.3.2 to could solve the problem.