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iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password? Here're the Fixes

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“Ever since I updated my iPhone 13 to iOS 16, I keep getting daily occasional pop ups asking me to input my Apple ID password. I try to sign out of my Apple ID and then sign back in, but it doesn't make any change. Does anyone else know of a fix?”

Recently, many iOS users reported that their iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password and they're not sure why. Worse still, the Apple ID verification keeps popping up even after entering the correct Apple ID and password.

iphone keeps asking for apple id password

Why iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Pasword?

Having an iPhone that keeps asking for Apple ID passcode can be extremely frustrating. Now let's fist take look at the possible causes behind this issue.

  • You have recently changed your Apple ID password on your computer or one of your other iDevices. You'll be required to enter the new password on all your Apple devices and services like App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Music, etc.
  • You have recently changed your Apple ID details such as, phone number, email, security questions, address, etc.
  • Some temporary glitches or software bugs on your iPhone can cause the device requesting Apple ID password repeatedly, even if you enter the correct one each time.
  • FaceTime, iMessage, App Store and some third-party applications need access to your Apple ID to function properly. But these applications may run into troubles that prevent them form access your Apple ID.
  • There are onging applications, books, music, or other purchased items download that has failed or stuck on your iPhone and requires Apple ID verification to resume the download.

Considering that a number of users run into this problem, hence we intent to introduce 13 solutions to figure out this issue of iPhone or iPad keeps asking for Apple ID password. Read on and check out.

1. Restart Your iPhone

When your iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password, the first thing you can try is to restart the device to eliminate any software glitch that cause this issue.

  • For iPhone 8 and older models, simply press and hold the Power button until you see "slide to power off".
  • If you have an iPhone X or newer models, press and hold both the Side button and Volume Down button together.
  • Then slide from left to right to power off your iPhone. Wait for a while, press the Power or Side button to turn your iPhone back on.

restart iphone

2. Update iOS Software

Some bugs in iPhone's operating system can cause many issues, including iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password. Updating your iPhone to the latest verson of iOS can help to solve this problem. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is a new iOS update, tap "Download and Install" to get it.

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3. Update All Apps on iPhone

When you install an app on your iPhone/iPad, you will be asked to enter the Apple ID password to confirm the installation. You will still be prompted to enter the Apple ID password if you are planning to update an app.

Sometimes, the iPhone will be stuck in endless loop of asking you to enter your Apple ID password if the installed applications on the device is outdated. Thus, it is better to ensure that all the apps you installed are of the latest version.

  • Go to App Store on your iPhone and click on "Updates" at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click "Update All" in the top right corner to keep all apps up to date.
  • Or if you want to update individual software, you can click the "Update" button one by one.

update all apps

4. Turn Facetime & iMessage Off and Back On

In order to use FaceTime & iMessage on your iPhone, you will need to sign into your Apple ID first. If your iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID, you can try to turn off FaceTime and iMessage and then turn them back on to fix the problem.

  • Go to Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage.
  • Go to Settings > FaceTime and turn off FaceTime.

disable enable facetime

Wait a few moments, tap the switch again to turn iMessage or FaceTime back on. You may need to enter your Apple ID and password when you turn on iMessage/FaceTime.

5. Sign Out of Apple ID and Sign Back In

Apple's iCloud authentication service will be reset after the Apple account is logged out. Thus, it is worth to logging out of Apple ID and re-sign in to stop the Apple ID login windows poping up.

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad, tap on your name and click iCloud to select "Sign Out" at the bottom of the screen, then enter the Apple ID password to sign out of the iCloud.
  • After that, go to Settings > Sign in to enter the Apple ID credentials to sign into the iCloud.
  • Wait for a few hours to see if you are still required to enter your Apple ID password.

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6. Check Apple Server Status

Before ging any further, we recommend you to check the Apple Server status. If the Apple Servers have gone down, you will experience Apple ID problems on your iPhone or iPad.

Go to Apple Server Status page and check if there is a green dot next to Apple ID. If there is a problem with the Apple Servers, just be patient and wait.

apple server status

7. Reset Apple ID Password

If the problem still not settled after trying the above methods, then what you should try is to reset your Apple ID password.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on your name at the top.
  • Tap "Password & Security" and choose "Change Password".
  • You'll be required to enter your iPhone passcode and create a new Apple ID password.
  • Type in the new Apple ID password and confirm it. Once done, restart your iPhone and check if the issue is fixed.

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8. Reset Network Settings

If your iPhone is connected with an unstable WiFi network, it will keep asking for Apple ID or iCloud password. The most simple way to prevent it is to reset network settings.

  • Open the Settings app and click "General", then tap on "Reset".
  • Choose "Reset Network Settings". Enter the device's password when required.
  • When asked to confirm it, click "Reset Network Settings".

reset network settings

9. Reset All Settings

Your iPhone still asks for the Apple ID password after resetting network settings? Then you can try resetting all settings, which will reset your iPhone to its default configuration. This process will not delete any data, but it will erase Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth, VPN, etc.

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings and tap on General.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset, then choose "Reset All Settings".
  • Enter your iPhone's screen passcode and then confirm the reset.

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10. Backup and Restore iPhone Using iTunes

If your iPhone is still constantly asking for the Apple ID password after trying all the methods above, then the next suggestion is to back up and restore your iPhone using iTunes.

Backup iPhone with iTunes:

  • Unlock your iPhone and connect it to your computer with USB cable, then launch iTunes/Finder.
  • When your device is detected, click on the iPhone logo. (For Finder, just click on the iPhone name from the left sidebar.)
  • Click "Back Up Now" in iTunes/Finder to back up all the data on your iPhone to this computer.

backup iphone to itunes

Restore iPhone with iTunes:

  • When the backup is completed, keep the device connected with computer.
  • Go to Settings > iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone.
  • Then click "Restore Backup.." button on iTunes interface to restore the latest backup to iPhone.

restore iphone with itunes

There's a good chance to fix this problem after backing up and restoring your iPhone with iTunes.

11. Remove Apple ID without Password

If your iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password but you forgot the password, don't worry, you can try to directly remove the Apple ID without password.

To do that, FoneGeek FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker is a good choice. This tool can help you remove Apple ID/iCloud account on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch easily and quickly. It also supports to remove iPhone screen password, including 4-digit/6-digit passcode, Touch ID and Face ID.


Here's the steps to remove Apple ID without password:

Step 1: Download, install and launch FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlock on your computer. Select "Unlock Apple ID" to begin the unlocking process.

unlock apple id

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer using the original Apple lightning cable. Unlock the device and tap "Trust" on the screen if you haven't done it before.


Step 3: Once the device is recognized, click on "Start Unlock" and the program will remove the Apple ID automatically.

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When the Apple ID is removed from your iPhone successfully, the device will restart and then you can login into another Apple ID or create a new one to enjoy all Apple ID features and iCloud services.

apple id unlocked

12. Contact Apple Support

Some iPhone issues are very hard to be figured out by the basic solutions above. If you are still asked to enter the Apple ID password with a great deal of effort, then call for help from Apple employee, or take the device to local Apple Store to get it repaired.

The Bottom Line

Hope that the solutions introduced above help you fix the issue of iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password. If you have finally get this issue fixed after reading this article, we hope that you could share this post to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites to let more users know the solutions to this issue.

Edwin J. Parke

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.

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