How to Fix iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password Issue

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.

  1. Restart Your iPhone
  2. Check for iOS Update
  3. Check for Apps Update
  4. Turn off iMessage and FaceTime
  5. Sign Out from Apple ID and iCloud
  6. Reset Apple ID Password
  7. Reset All Settings
  8. 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 → GeneralShut Down.

After a minute or so, turn on your phone, and the problem may be gone. If not, please follow the next solutions.

shutdown your iphone

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.

open settings and tap on general on iphone

Now, tap on Software Update. If you have a pending update, tap on Download and Install.

download and install software update on iphone

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.

long press on app store icon tap on updates from menu and then tap update all

4. Turn off iMessage and FaceTime

Temporarily switching off (and then on) iMessage and FaceTime might work. Here’s how.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on settings and tap on messages on iphone
  2. From the top, turn off the iMessage.turn off imessages on iphone
  3. Now go back to Settings again and navigate to FaceTime.go back to settings and tap on facetime
  4. Turn off the FaceTime.turn off facetime on iphone

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

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on the Apple ID banner from the top
  2. Scroll to the end and tap on Sign settings tap on apple id and tap on sign out
  3. Enter your Apple ID password. Next, tap on Turn Off.enter apple id password and tap on turn off
  4. Accordingly, choose to keep a copy of Calendars, Contacts, and Keychain. For this turn on their toggles. Finally, tap on Sign Out and confirm.enable options and sign out on apple id and icloud on iphone
  5. Restart your iPhone
  6. 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

  1. Launch the Settings app and tap on your Apple ID from the top
  2. Tap on Password & settings tap on apple id and tap on password and security
  3. Tap on Change password. Enter the iPhone passcode if asked
  4. Enter a new (and secure) Apple ID password. Re-enter it and tap on Change.reset apple id password on iphone

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.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on General. After this, tap on settings tap on general and then tap on reset
  2. Next, tap on Reset All Settings, enter your device password, and confirm.reset all settings on iphone in ios 13

8. Backup and Restore iPhone

It is a bit lengthy process that has two main parts – take a back up and then restore (detailed guides – make sure you follow it). Here is a quick recap in easy steps.

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.

backup your iphone to icloud

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.

Click on Device Name in Finder on Mac

Now, in General tab, click the box for Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac.

Click on General and Then Click on Back up All Data on Your iPhone to This Mac

Choose Encrypt local backup and enter the password to secure it. Finally, click on Back Up Now.

Encrypt Local Backup and Click on Set Password in Finder on Mac

Backup iPhone on Mac Running macOS Catalina

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 MyFind My iPhone.

tap on find my and then tap on find my iphone

Now, turn off Find My iPhone → Enter your iPhone passcode, and tap on Turn Off.

disable find my iphone

4. Erase everything: Open the Settings app and tap on General. Next, tap on ResetErase All Content and Settings. Enter your iPhone password and confirm.

tap on erase all content and settings tap on erase now and enter password

use screen time passcode tap on erase iphone and enter apple id password and tap on erase

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.

restore iphone from icloud backup

Signing off…

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.

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