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Apple continues to surprise its users with its trademark software hiccups after launching iOS. This time, like earlier, iPhone keeps popping up for Apple ID password once you update your iPhone to iOS 11 or 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 to fix iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID Password.
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
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.
Follow our guides to force restart or reboot iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and others.
- Force Restart iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- Restart or reboot iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X
- Restart iPhone without home and power buttons
- Reboot iPhone 7
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.
Step #2: Tap on General.
Step #3: Scroll down and tap on Reset.
Step #4: Finally, tap on Reset All Settings.
If the problem persists, go ahead and read next solution.
Fix #3: Pay attention to Updates or Purchased Apps or 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 don’t need to worry about the Apple ID 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 or iMessage or 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.
If you face iMessage waiting for activation error then follow this guide to fix it.
Fix #5: Change Apple ID for the Time Being
Step #1: Open Settings app
Step #2: 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.
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.
Step #5: Next, head up to My Apple ID and enter your current 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.
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.
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.
Step #2: Tap on General.
Step #3: Now 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.
Also Read: How to Get App Store Back into iTunes