After an iOS update or iPhone restore, your device may continuously ask for the Apple ID password. Mostly it is a case of failed downloads that aren’t directly visible on the home screen. Or sometimes there is a problem with your account settings either in iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime or in App Store. Whatever be the reason, let us try verified ways to fix iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password.
- Restart Your iPhone
- Check for iOS Update
- Check for Apps Update
- Turn off iMessage and FaceTime
- Sign Out from Apple ID and iCloud
- Reset Apple ID Password
- Reset All Settings
- Backup and Restore iPhone
1. Restart Your iPhone
Restarting is an essential thing that many people overlook. But it works wonder in fixing several kinds of software problems. If your iPhone keeps asking for an Apple Account password, please restart it using the buttons (as you regularly do). You may also open the Settings app → General → Shut Down.
After a minute or so, turn on your phone, and the problem may be gone. If not, please follow the next solutions.
2. Check for iOS Update
Apple introduces multiple bug fixes with every iOS, but sometimes a few may not get resolved. Even many users have experienced that iOS 14 keeps asking for Apple ID Password. In such a situation it is a vise advise to update to the latest version of iOS. To fix Apple ID issues, open the Settings app, tap on General.
Now, tap on Software Update. If you have a pending update, tap on Download and Install.
3. Check for Apps Update
The process to check for third-party app updates has changed slightly in iOS 14 or 13. But it remains smooth and accessible. Long press on the App Store icon and then tap on Updates. If you have app updates, tap on UPDATE next to individual apps. You may also tap on Update All.
At times it may happen that while getting free apps or even while updating apps, you may be asked to enter your Apple ID password. To avoid such situations, you may see how to download free apps without a password.
4. Turn off iMessage and FaceTime
Temporarily switching off (and then on) iMessage and FaceTime might work. Here’s how.
- Open the Settings app and tap on Messages.
- From the top, turn off the iMessage.
- Now go back to Settings again and navigate to FaceTime.
- Turn off the FaceTime.
Now restart your phone and re-enable these necessary services by following the above steps. After this, your iPhone may stop asking for Apple ID password randomly.
5. Sign Out from Apple ID and iCloud
- Open the Settings app and tap on the Apple ID banner from the top
- Scroll to the end and tap on Sign Out.
- Enter your Apple ID password. Next, tap on Turn Off.
- Accordingly, choose to keep a copy of Calendars, Contacts, and Keychain. For this turn on their toggles. Finally, tap on Sign Out and confirm.
- Restart your iPhone
- Open the Settings app and tap on Sign in to your iPhone. Enter your Apple ID, password, and follow the simple on-screen instructions
6. Reset Apple ID Password
- Launch the Settings app and tap on your Apple ID from the top
- Tap on Password & Security.
- Tap on Change password. Enter the iPhone passcode if asked
- Enter a new (and secure) Apple ID password. Re-enter it and tap on Change.
Restart your iPhone, and this issue of randomly asking for an iCloud password might no longer disturb you. You may also read here: How to Reset Apple ID Password?
7. Reset All Settings
This process will reset all the settings you have changed on your iPhone to the default. This includes Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth devices, location settings, VPN configuration, keyboard settings, and much more. However, it will not delete any personal data. Still, it is recommended that you take a backup before proceeding.
- Open the Settings app and tap on General. After this, tap on Reset.
- Next, tap on Reset All Settings, enter your device password, and confirm.
8. Backup and Restore iPhone
1. Backup iPhone to iCloud: For this, open the Settings app → tap on Apple ID from the top → iCloud → scroll down and tap on iCloud Backup → turn on the toggle for an iCloud Backup → tap on Backup Now. Wait for the backup to complete.
2. Backup iPhone to Mac or PC: Unlock your iPhone and connect it to a computer. Trust the computer if asked. In iTunes (PC and older Mac), click on the iPhone logo. In Finder (Mac running macOS Catalina), click on your iPhone name from the left Sidebar.
Now, in General tab, click the box for Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac.
Choose Encrypt local backup and enter the password to secure it. Finally, click on Back Up Now.
3. Before resetting, we need to turn off Find My iPhone: To do this, open the Settings app → tap on Apple ID banner from top → Find My → Find My iPhone.
Now, turn off Find My iPhone → Enter your iPhone passcode, and tap on Turn Off.
4. Erase everything: Open the Settings app and tap on General. Next, tap on Reset → Erase All Content and Settings. Enter your iPhone password and confirm.
5. After the erase completes, you have to set up your iPhone again. Follow the easy on-screen instructions. On the screen that says ‘Apps and Data,’ choose Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from Mac or PC accordingly.
These are the solutions to successfully address the issue of an iPhone that keeps asking for an Apple ID password. I hope one of the listed tips helped. Please share which one or any other thoughts with us in the comments section below.