5 Ways to Fix An iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

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in this new iOS I have to enter my appleid password almost every time I open the iphone or iPad. Why???? Very annoying!

Whenever you update or install apps on iPhone, you would receive pop-up, asking for Apple ID password. This is normal and happens to everyone. However, there’s something that you should worry about if after you entered yourApple ID again and again, still iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password like this guy said in the Apple forum.

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Why Does iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

The iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password error is an old bug, it usually happens when iPhone fails to download or update apps or there's an account setting problem within your iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime or App Store.

How to Fix If iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

Generally, there are 6 solutions to try once your iPhone X keeps Asking for Apple ID password.

1. Restart iPhone

It is the simplest method to solve iPhone 8 keeps asking for apple id. It works most of the time for iPhone problems.

  • Hold down the Power button for five seconds until the Slide to power off appears if you have an iPhone 8 or older model.
  • If you have an iPhone X or newer, please press and hold the Side button and either Volume button at the same time untile Slide to power off appears.
  • Swipe the slider to power off your device. Wait for about 30 seconds, and press the Power or Side button to turn on your iPhone again.
  • Upon start up iPhone, you will be asked to login with Apple ID.

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2. Sign Out iCloud and Sign In Again

Still, iPhone repeatedly asks for Apple ID password? Then there's the iCloud account settingsthat you need to check out: sign out iCloud and log in again with steps below.

If you use iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [Your Name] > Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Follow the guide to enter your Apple account to sign out of iCloud.

If you use iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > scroll down and tap Sign Out.

After sign out iCloud, please restart your iPhone and login to iCloud again.

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3. Update iOS, App Store, iTunes, Purchased Apps

In case the update session failure causes iPhone asking for Apple ID loop, you need to make sure iOS, App Store, purchased apps and iTunes update are safe and sound and no updating process is hanging in the download session. Go to App Store and check for downloaded items. Keep all apps up to date and download session.

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Next, from your iPhone, go to Settings> iTunes>App Store. Sign out and sign in to see if the problem is solved. If not, maybe you’ve have the wrong Apple ID password. The next solution details how to reset Apple ID.

4. Reset Apple ID Password

Go to Apple ID page (https://support.apple.com/apple-id) and click on Forgot password, enter your Apple ID.Then you will have 4 ways to reset your Apple ID password:

  • Answer your security questions
  • Get an email
  • If you use two-factor authentication
  • If you use two-step verification

5. Turn FaceTime & iMessage Off and Back On

Check iMessage and FaceTime account activation and information, log out and then log in with the correct Apple ID and password.iMessage and FaceTimewould use Apple ID even if they are running in background.

1. Here are the steps to turn off FaceTime.

  • Open Settings and tap FaceTime, toggle the button off. Then wait for a couple of seconds and tap the button again to switch it on again. You have to enter your Apple ID and Apple ID password when you turn on FaceTime.
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2. Here are the steps to turn off iMessage.

  • Open Settings and tap Messages, toggle the button off in iMessage. Then wait for a couple of seconds and tap the button again to switch it on again. You have to enter your Apple ID and Apple ID password when you turn on iMessage again.
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6. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings (Reset All Settings)

Reset your iPhone resets some or all (depending on what you choose) of the preferences from your iPhone, and therefore resolve bugs or odd behavior on your device.If iPhone asking for Apple ID loop was caused by improper settings, reset all setting is like a triumph card trick.

Note: Backup iPhone well with iTunes or iCloud, as Reset All Settings erases all data and settings on iPhone.
  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
  • Type in your password and confirm Reset All Settings.
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7. Repair iPhone System to Fix Apple ID password keeps Popping Up

Why my iPhone keeps asking for my Apple ID password after trying all attempts? This is can also be a system glitch and you can repair iOS to fix it. You can use the professional iOS System Repair software to fix iOS to normal. This software aims to fix over 50 types of iOS system problems without data loss. So it is worth a try if none of the above methods fix your iPhone X keeps asking for Apple ID issue.

Download this software free and install it to a PC/Mac computer, and follow the steps below to repair iOS system.

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  • Step 1 Launch this software and connect your phone to computer, select "Repair Operating System" feature from the main screen.

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  • Step 2 Click Fix Now in the next screen, and then download the latest firmware package piror to system repair.

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  • Step 3 When the firmware package is downloaded to computer, you can click Repair Now to start repairing system.

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The whole process takes a few minutes. After system repair is completed, your device will restart and check whether Apple ID password keeps popping up is fixed.

The Bottom Line

The Apple ID problems can be complicated and it is hard to say the root cause for the problem. Hope the methods in this article helped you fix the Apple ID problem with your iPhone.

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