iPhone Keeps Asking For Apple ID Password

Apple continues to surprise its users with its trademark software hiccups after launching iOS. This time, like earlier, iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password once you update your iPhone to iOS 10. This glitch also occurs when users restore their iPhones. In any case, you need to get rid of this problem and hence, we have listed a few possible solutions.

Note that users face this issue when any download fails to settle down effortlessly in your iPhone. Or there can be issue with your iCloud or iMessage/FaceTime account settings.

Now let’s get down to fix this issue.

iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password: How to Fix the Issue

Fix #1: Reboot

iPhone Restarting

Reboot is a handy-dandy option, which comes first to everyone’s mind when he is in trouble. Press the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time and your iPhone will be rebooted.

Also Read: How to Force Reboot iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Fix #2: Reset Settings

Go for the Reset but make sure that your iPhone data doesn’t get erased.

Step #1: Launch Settings app on iPhone.

Tap on Settings

Step #2: Tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3: Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Tap on Reset

Step #4: Finally, tap on Reset All Settings.

Tap on Reset All Setting

If the problem persists, go ahead and read next solution.

Fix #3: Pay attention to Updates/Purchased Apps/App Store and iTunes Store

When you purchase any app, make sure that you download it carefully. If the download is not done properly, you may face some issues regarding Apple ID password. Also check Updates section on your iPhone; here, you can check a number of apps need to be updated. It may happen that you don’t see any issue on Home screen, where these apps are seated. Also open the App Store and check Purchased Apps history.

Then launch account settings in the iTunes & App Store and try to log out of your Apple ID. Now log in again; this can fix the issue. At least you get to know where the problem lies.

During the above two procedures, if you can’t log in to Apple ID, you need to worry about the Apple ID and/or password. Go for a password reset from your Mac or personal computer and then log back in with the reset password.

Fix #4: Check iCloud/iMessage/FaceTime

If you have configured your iCloud account without much care, you need to check it again. Try to turn off iCloud by deleting account. Before you perform this action, take backup in iCloud and over iTunes.

Launch Settings → iCloud and tap on the Account option. Now remove and re-enter your Apple ID password. Tap on Done and check if the issue is resolved.

If you don’t find any solution, you should now check iMessage and FaceTime from Settings on iPhone; iMessage and FaceTime both use your Apple ID. You may find some problems with account information or activation.

Try to turn off iMessage and FaceTime, though it is quite difficult to reconnect the two with Apple ID. If this workaround works, you don’t need to read this information any further. Just reactivate iMessage and FaceTime with your correct Apple ID and password.

Fix #5: Change Apple ID for the Time Being

Step #1: Open Settings app

Tap on Settings

Step #2: Tap on iCloud.

Tap on iCloud

Step #3: Now tap on Sign Out; you need to confirm this action upon seeing the pop-up swiped up from the bottom of phone screen.

Tap on iCloud Signout

Step #4: Tap Delete from My Device. Type in your Apple ID password. Your iPhone data will stay in iCloud and upon signing in, it will be updated.

Tap on Delete from iPhone

Step #5: Next, head up to My Apple ID and enter your current Apple ID and password.

Enter Apple ID and Password

Step #6: Once you enter your Apple ID and password, click on Edit button seen next to your Apple ID and primary email ID.

Tap on Edit

Step #7: Here, you will be required to change the Apple ID to the email ID iCloud asks you to sign in. Email ID verification is required.

Tap on Change Email Address

Step #8: Finally, sign out of My Apple ID.

Fix #6: Update Your iOS Device

Before you update your iPhone or iPad, take backup.

Step #1: Launch Settings app on iOS device.

Tap on Settings

Step #2: Tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3: Now tap on Software Update.

Tap on Software Update

Step #4: After the device is updated, sign out of iCloud.

During backup restoration, if you are asked to type in your previous Apple ID password, skip the request.

Once your device is restored, sign in to your iCloud.

Not getting desired results?

Once again you need to confirm that iTunes Store is not making any effort to download, which is failing frequently. Go to iTunes Store on iPhone. Get rid of pending track if any. Now restart your iOS device and check if the problem is resolved.

If this action doesn’t work, you need to restore your iPhone from iCloud/iTunes backup. This action normally helps reset all things and discards the problems.

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