iOS 9.3.2 was released over two weeks ago with bug fixes and the ability to use Night Shift and Low Power Mode simultaneously. Everything would have been perfect if there hadn’t been for the “Error 56” message that bricked some 9.7-inch iPad Pros, which caused them to be temporarily impossible to use. Apple reacted fast and re-released iOS 9.3.2 (13F72) yesterday with a fix for this issue.
When iOS 9.3.2 was released on May 16, some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners have bricked their devices and they complained on the Apple Support Communities website that this updated generated the Error 56 when trying to “connect to iTunes” – the message they received when putting the tablet into recovery mode. This bug didn’t affect other iDevices and shortly after the update was released for 9.7-inch iPad Pros, Apple has pulled it and tried to find a solution as fast as possible, posting on its @AppleSupport Twitter account that “We’re looking into a small number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when updating the software. Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support.”
After two weeks, the nightmare has ended for owners of the affected devices. They can connect their tablets to iTunes or download the new version of iOS 9.3.2, called build number 13F72, over the air, by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Currently, Apple is testing the first public beta of iOS 9.3.3, which wasn’t released for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro because of the “Error 56” message, but users will be able to download the second developer and public betas after they will get rid of the bug that bricked their devices.
The original version of iOS 9.3.2 came with an important fix for a bug that caused iPhone SE users to experience audio problems when they made phone calls while pairing the phone with Bluetooth handsets.