8 Ways to Fix iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

Why iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

Recently, many iOS users have said that their iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password. In fact, this bug is not new, it has existed for a long time. It may still not be resolved even when you upgrade your iPhone to the latest iOS version. Worse still, the Apple ID login windows will keep popping up after entering the correct Apple ID and password. Such issues cause great trouble in daily life.

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How to Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password

Considering that a number of users run into this problem, hence we intent to introduce across solutions to figure out this issue of iPhone or iPad keeps asking for Apple ID password.

1. Sign Out of and Sign Into Apple ID

Apple's iCloud authentication service will be reset after the Apple account is logged out. Thus it is worth to logging out of Apple ID and re-sign in to stop the Apple ID login windows hoping up.

  1. Click Settings on iPhone/iPad, tap on your name and click iCloud to select "Sign Out" at the bottom of the interface, then enter the Apple ID password to sign out of the iCloud.

  2. After that, go to Settings > Sign in to enter the Apple ID credentials to sign into the iCloud.

  3. Wait for a few hours to see if you are still required to enter your Apple ID password.

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2. Update All Apps on iPhone

Sometimes, the iPhone will be stuck in login loop asking you to enter your iCloud account password if the installed applications on your iPhone is not up to date. When you install an app on your iPhone/iPad, you will be asked to enter the Apple ID password to confirm the installation. You will still be prompted to enter the Apple ID password if you are planning to update an app. Thus it is better to ensure that all the apps you installed are of the latest version.

Step 1. Start Apple Store app on your iPhone. When the contents in Apple Store are loaded, the App Store will automatically detect the latest version of the software.

Step 2. Click "Update All" in the top right corner to keep all apps up to date. Or if you want to update individual software, you can click the update button one by one.

update app version

3. Reset Apple ID Password

If the problem still not settled after resigning into the Apple ID and updating the versions of all apps, then what you should try next is to reset your Apple ID password. It is more convenient to reset the password on computer rather than on an iPhone or iPad.

Step 1. On the signing in page on your computer, sign in to your Apple ID account.

Step 2. In the "Security" section, click on "Change Password".

Step 3. Enter your current password and your new password, then confirm the new password.

Step 4. Click "Change Password".

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Step 5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services. If iPhone asks for Apple ID password, try to enter the new password. This should be useful and you will not be asked to enter the Apple ID password.

4. Turn Off and Turn On FaceTime & iMessage

You may be wondering why it is necessary to fix this issue by taking measures on FaceTime & iMessage. If you need to use FaceTime & iMessage on your iPhone, you will need to sign into your Apple ID first. If your iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID, you'd better disabled and enabled FaceTime and iMessage.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage.

Step 2. Go to Settings > FaceTime and turn off FaceTime.

disable enable facetime

Step 3. Force reboot your iPhone.

Step 4. Repeat the steps above to turn on FaceTime and iMessage.

5. Backup and Restore iPhone Using iTunes

Your iPhone still asks for the Apple ID password after turning off and turning on the FaceTime and iMessage? Then another suggestion will be back up and restore iPhone or iPad using iTunes.

Step 1. Run iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Step 2. Connect your device to your computer with an USB cable. If you need to input the device password or the "Trust this computer" message appears, follow the instructions on the screen to do this.

Step 3. When your device is displayed in iTunes, choose your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step 4. Select "Back Up Now" in iTunes.

backup iphone to itunes

Step 5. After the backup is completed, keep the device connected with computer.

Step 6. Go to Settings > iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone.

Step 7. Then click Restore button on iTunes interface to restore the latest backup to iPhone.

There's a good chance to fix this problem after backing up and restoring your iPhone with iTunes.

6. Reset Network Settings

If your iPhone is connected with an unstable WiFi network, it will keep asking for Apple ID or iCloud password. The most simple way to prevent it is to reset network settings. In short, resetting your network is very easy.

Step 1. In your Settings app, click "General".

Step 2. On the General Settings page, tap on "Reset".

Step 3. Click "Reset Network Settings". If you set a password, you will be asked to enter a password.

Step 4. When asked to confirm it, click "Reset Network Settings".

reset network settings

7. Still Not Working? Try iOS System Recovery

Your iPhone still keeps asking for Apple ID password after trying the methods stated above? You don't have to be annoyed or worried. Here is one reliable tool for you. This issue could be repaired with the assistant of  FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. It works with all the leading iOS versions and iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. This software should be downloaded to your Windows or Mac to use.

If your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is not working normally and having the issue of asking for Apple ID password, reboot loop, black screen of death, white screen, recovery mode or DFU mode, etc, you can use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery with the instructions below:

FoneGeek iOS System Recovery: Fix iOS Errors without Data Loss

  • All iOS system errors can be fixed without damaging your iPhone data.
  • Other errors such as iTunes 4013, error 27, error 9 could also be repaired. 
  • Fully compatible with all iOS versions and models of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, such as iOS 14 and iPhone 11/12, etc.


Step 1. Start by installing and launching FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer. After running it, select "Repair Operating System".

connect ios device

Step 2. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to the system. The appropriate iOS version and other device info will be provided. Click on the "Download" button to download the firmware.

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Step 3. Once the firmware is downloaded to your computer, the program will start the fix process.


Step 4. Keep the device connected with the system during the downloading process. After the fixing process, the iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password shall be resolved.

8. Contact Apple Support

Some iPhone issues are very hard to be figured out by the basic solutions above. If you are still asked to enter the Apple ID password with a great deal of effort, then call for help from Apple employee, or take the device to local Apple Store to repair the device.

Most iPhone or iPad issues are complex to fix. We still hope that the 8 solutions introduced here will help you fix the issue of iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password. If you have finally get this issue fixed after reading this article, we hope that you could share this post to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites to let more users know the solutions to this issue.


By Edwin J. Parke

Posted on May 05, 2019, 10:40:44

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.