Fix iPhone Asking for iTunes/iCloud Password

iPhone Keeps Asking for iTunes/iCloud Password? Here's the Fix

January 17, 2017 2:32 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to iTunes
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"I keep getting a pop-up asking for my iCloud password. How can I stop this annoying pop-up?"

"My iPhone keeps asking me for my Apple ID password. This usually happens after I wake the phone and/or start any app. The problem is intermittent and started happening about 1.5 weeks ago. Anybody else getting this and/or have a solution?"
- Apple Community


Many people have complained that their iPhone continues to ask for Apple ID password after iOS update or restore. When they enter the password, it quickly asks for it again and again. This annoying issue is usually a case of failed downloads but not visible obviously or a problem with your account settings. Today, we've rounded up 6 possible solutions to stop this annoying pop-up on your iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5S/5c/5, iPad and iPod touch with ease.

How to Stop iPhone Asking for iTunes/iCloud Password

1.Reboot iPhone

Whenever iPhone keeps prompting for iTunes password, the first thing we can do is to reboot it. Just press the home button and sleep button simultaneously to restart the device.

reboot iphone

2. Reset Settings

Go to Setting->General, tap Reset and then click "Reset All Settings" on iPhone.

reset all settings

3. Change Apple ID Temporarily

  • Navigate to Settings app and then scroll down and tap on iCloud.
  • tap icloud
  • Scroll down and then tap on Sign Out and confirm it by press "Delete from My iPhone".
  • sign out icloud
  • Now you'll be asked to enter your apple ID to continue the process. Enter your passcode to turn off the iCloud.
  • enter password
  • Once you sign out of iCloud, reboot your iPhone or iPad and then sign into iCloud again.
  • sign in icloud

4. Check App Updates

Go to App Store and check for the purchased apps history. You can see the apps need to update in the Updates section. Make sure there's nothing hanging in a failed download. And then open Settings, tap on iTunes & App Store, sign out your Apple ID and then log in again. This may solve the issues due to failed downloads quickly.

 sign out

5. Update Software

Back up your device first and then go to Settings->General->Software Update, download and install the latest version of iOS on your device. Sometimes a newly update may wipe your previous data, Luckily, you can always recover all the files from iTunes backup with UltData.

software update

6. Restore iPhone

If none of the above methods worked, you may need to restore your device. But do remember to back up iPhone before factory restore. Just open iTunes and click Device, click "Back Up Now" to back up your device. Now you can restore iPhone in iTunes easily.

restore iphone
Note:Using iTunes to restore iPhone can really be a good choice to fix iPhone keeps asking for a password or other problems, but you are not allowed to access the backup until you enter a password. If you unluckily lost or forgot the password, just try SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery to recover your password and unlock the backup.

After trying the solutions above, your iPhone must stop asking for iTunes/iCloud password. If you still have question on this issue, contact us by commenting below.

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