How to Fix An iPhone Keeps Asking for Apple ID Password after iOS 17/16 Update
In this new iOS I have to enter my Apple id 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 your Apple ID again and again, still App Store Keeps Asking for Password after iOS 17/16 update like this guy said in the Apple forum.
Why Does My iPhone Keep Asking for My Apple ID Password?
The iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password error is an old bug but it still exists from time to time, 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 Do I Get My iPhone to Stop Asking for My Apple ID Password
Generally, there are 7 solutions to try once your iPhone keeps Asking for Apple ID password.
- 1. Restart iPhone
- 2. Check iCloud Account Settings
- 3. Update iOS & App Store
- 4. Reset Apple ID Password
- 5. Turn FaceTime & iMessage Off and Back On
- 6. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings
- 7. Repair iPhone System to Fix Apple ID Password Keeps Popping up
1. Restart iPhone
It is the simplest method to solve iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID. It works most of the time for iPhone problems.According to your iPhone models, choose the right one and follow the guide below to restart iPhone:
- If you have an iPhone SE 1st Generation, 5 and earlier models: Press and also hold the Power button for five seconds until the Slide to power off appears. And then turn on by pressing and holding the Power button again until you see Apple logo.
- If you have an iPhone 8/7/6/SE 2nd Generation: Hold down the Power button for five seconds until the Slide to power off appears. Somewhat the same as other models, hold the Power button until you see Apple logo.
- If you have an iPhone X or newer: Please press and hold the Side button and either Volume button at the same time until Slide to power off appears. To turn iPhone back on, press and hold the right side button until you see Apple logo.
If you hate the tedious process and need simple tools to do this, you can force iPhone to reboot with the enter/exit recovery mode feature of UltFone iOS System Repair. It enables you to reboot iPhone with 2 clicks, first enter recovery mode and then exit recovery mode. It fixes a lot of iPhone stuck issues. This feature of enter and exit recovery mode is free.
2. Sign out iCloud and Sign in Again
Still, iPhone repeatedly asks for Apple ID password? Then there's the iCloud account settings that 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. If you want to sign out of iCloud without password, check out this article.
After you sign out iCloud, please restart your iPhone and login to iCloud again.
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.
Next, from your iPhone, go to Settings > iTunes > App Store. Sign out and sign in to see if the problem is solved. If not, you can try other solutions in this article. The next solution details how to reset Apple ID.
4. Reset Apple ID Password
You can reset Apple ID password on iPhone or computer. Follow the steps below:
1. You can find Settings > Your Name > Password & Security > Change Password.
2. It may ask you to enter your current screen passcode, and then you can create your new Apple ID password.
For computer users:
1. Log into https://appleid.apple.com/ and then it will redirect you to the account page. Find Security section, and choose Change Password.
2. Enter your current password and create new password. Confirm new password and click Change Password to finish the process.
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 FaceTime would 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.
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.
6. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings (Reset All Settings)
You can reset some or all (depending on what you choose) of the preferences from your iPhone, and therefore resolve bugs or other issues on your device. If iPhone asking for Apple ID loop was caused by improper settings, resetting all settings is like a triumph card trick.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
- Type in your password and confirm Reset All Settings.
7. Repair iPhone System to Fix Apple ID Password keeps Popping Up
What if 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 150 types of iOS system problems without data loss. So it is worth a try if none of the above methods fixes your iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password issue.
- Perform iOS system recovery, for example fixing issues like stucking on Apple logo, bootloop, spinning wheel.
- One click to enter and exit recovery mode for free.
- Downgrade iOS beta to official formal versions without data loss.
- All versions including newest iOS 17 are supported.
- Supports iPhone 13, X, 8, 8 plus, 7, 7 plus and earlier models.
Download this software and install it to a PC/Mac computer, and follow the steps below to repair iOS system.
- Step 1 Download and install the UltFone iOS System Repair software on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable when prompted.
- Step 2 In UltFone iOS System Repair, click "Start" and select "System Repair" to begin troubleshooting the verification issue.
- Step 3 The tool will detect your iPhone model and download the proper iOS 17 firmware file to help fix the update error.
- Step 4 Once ready, click "Start System Repair." UltFone will analyze your iPhone and resolve any iOS problems preventing the update from verifying properly. Don't disconnect during the repair.
- Step 5 The process takes a few minutes. the tool will indicate when it is finished, and your iPhone will reboot, now able to successfully fix iphone keeps asking for passcode.
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 iPhone keeps asking for Apple ID password problem after updating to iOS 17/16.