Why is iPhone constantly asking for my Apple ID password? Usually, this problem occurs after updating or restoring the iPhone. This problem may also occur in other circumstances. The iPhone is not loaded, the password is entered correctly, and there is no problem with your account, but you continue to receive annoying notification, which makes the use of the gadget unbearable.
Usually, this happens with failed downloads that do not appear directly on the main screen. Sometimes this problem is related to the incorrect setup of your iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime or App Store account.
So what to do when your phone continues to request an Apple ID password?
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Disabling iCloud to reconnect
From time to time, often after a major iOS update, you receive notifications in iCloud that require you to log in. It goes on and on. And if at the beginning the use of the gadget is tolerable, then after a few days it becomes unbearable and the iPhone constantly asks for the Apple ID password. However, this problem is quite easy to fix, for this you need:
1. Open “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Click “iCloud”.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Logout."
4. Click “Exit” in the pop-up menu.
5. Tap “Delete from my iPhone” in the second pop-up menu.
6. Choose whether to save your browser data, news, reminders and contact details on your phone.
7. Enter your password to disable “Find My iPhone” (if enabled).
8. Wait for the download to complete and restart the gadget.
On iPhome 8 / X, press the power up and down buttons, and then hold down the power button.
On iPhone 7, press and hold the power button and the volume down button until you see the Apple logo.
On iPad and iPhone 6 and below, press and hold the power button and the Home button.
Rebooting your iPhone can solve many problems, including our problem "iPhone is constantly asking for Apple ID password." This is easy for iPhone users, especially owners of more recent models. You just need to press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. Then slide the appeared slider to the right and wait for the smartphone to reboot.
Resetting may solve our problem. To do this, you need to:
- Go to the "Settings" section and click "General".
- Scroll down and click Reset.
- Finally, select Reset All Settings.
You can also try resetting the data without erasing the data. If the iPhone still asks for the Apple ID password, continue to the next solution.
Check for application updates
All you have to do is open the App Store and check the history of purchased applications. Make sure that there is nothing that is currently downloading or updating. They may not appear on your main screen, so the best way is to check everything yourself.
Then you can open your recording settings in iTunes and the App Store (“Settings” → “iTunes” → “App Store”) and send a report about your Apple ID. After that, register it again. This can help you find the problem and track the cause of its occurrence.
During the login, if you find that you can’t log in to your account, then there are some problems with your Apple ID password. In this case, try resetting the password and logging in again using your iPhone or iPad.
Check out iCloud / iMessage / FaceTime
It is always important to verify your iCloud account. Check often if it’s properly configured. See if you signed out of your account when you deleted it. Before you do this, you need to prepare all backup files for iCloud and iTunes.
When you go to "Settings", tap the account field, erasing the previously written password, enter a new one. After that, try to log in. This should fix the problem.
If the problem (iPhone is constantly asking for the Apple ID password) is still not fixed, you need to check the iMessage and FaceTime settings. These two applications always use your Apple ID, even if you have not started them.
In this case, problems may arise with the activation of your account or with its information. You must re-login to iMessage and FaceTime with your new Apple ID and password.
Change Apple ID
If the problem: “iPhone is constantly asking for the Apple ID password” is still not resolved, then try changing your Apple ID. You can do this as follows:
1. Open "Settings" by scrolling down, select "iCloud".
2. At the bottom of the page, click “Exit” and confirm your choice (If you have iOS 7 or earlier, you need to click “Delete”).
3. Click “Keep on My Device” and enter the password for your Apple ID. In this case, the data of your phone will remain in iCloud and will be updated after logging in.
4. Now you need to go to “My Apple ID” and enter your current ID with an Apple password.
5. After entering your Apple ID and password, click the "Change" button located next to your Apple ID and primary email id. If you have security problems, you first need to resolve them.
6. You will need to change your Apple ID to iCloud Email ID.
7. Finally, exit My Apple ID.
Updating iOS can fix a lot of problems with software errors before making a backup.
- Click Settings, then click General.
- Select "Software Update."
- Then, click Install Now.
What if iPhone doesn’t see iOS update?
When restoring a backup, if you are asked to enter your previous Apple ID password, skip the request. Once your device is restored, log in to your iCloud.
If none of the previous steps helped you, and you checked the Apple System Status, you need to change your Apple ID password. This is troublesome, but often it fixes a lot of problems. Changing your password is easiest to do on your Mac (or on a Windows PC).
- Open a web browser and go to appleid.apple.com.
- Click "Reset Password."
- Enter your Apple ID and click Next.
- Select Email Authentication or Security Considerations, click Next.
- Click "Reset Password" in the email that will be sent to your email. Or answer security questions.
- Enter the new password in the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields.
- Click "Reset Password."
- Now try entering a new password on your iPhone when it asks for it. This should fix the problem.
What if nothing works?
If the above methods do not work and the iPhone asks for the Apple ID password, you just need to restore your iPhone using an iCloud / iTunes backup made before the problem occurred.
A clean recovery usually helps reset all settings and get rid of most problems. In any case, if you have data backups and it helps, why not just get rid of the problem in this way?