6 Tips to Fix Update Apple ID Settings Stuck on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Sometimes, updating Apple ID settings stuck on iOS/macOS device issue is the most annoying for you. Today, this article will help you get rid of the problem.


By Dylan / Updated on March 1, 2024

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new phone all is set but in the settings the phone is stuck at update apple ID settings and it won't do anything.

only in settings. i hit continue and nothing happens. earlier i entered apple id, and i could see the spinning but now nothing.

- Question from Apple Community

When setting up a new iPhone 15/14/13/12/11 or updateing iOS version, you may get a message saying “Update Apple ID settings: Some accounts services will not be available until you sign in again”. and you hit Continue but nothing happens. Updating Apple ID settings stuck on new phone is a problem that many iPhone users may experience.

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In addition to iPhone users, other iPad, Mac users may also encounter the “updating apple id settings stuck after update” problem.

So why update Apple ID settings stuck on iPhone/iPad/Mac and how to fix it? In this article, we'll give you some of the reasons, and provide six methods to solve it step-by-step.

What's causing the "update Apple ID settings stuck" issue?

Generally, there are 5 possible causes of the "update Apple ID settings stuck" issue.

★ Unstable internet connection can cause the process of updating Apple ID settings to get stuck.
★ Some Apple ID information like Payment & Shipping is incomplete.
★ You changed your Apple ID password on a device associated with another iPhone, iPad or Mac.
★ An outdated iOS version or your iOS system contains some bugs.
★ Some hardware problems.

6 tips to fix “update Apple ID settings stuck” on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Based on these reasons, we provide 6 solutions to fix this problem. You can try them according to your condition. 

✍Note: We always recommend users to develop the habit of backing up their data at any time so as not to lose the most valuable information. Before solving this problem, it is recommended that you create a backup on your iPhone.

The specific operations of the following methods, we use iPhone as an example here.

1#. Force restart your iPhone

When you encounter "update apple id settings stuck iPhone 13/12" problem, firstly you can force restart your device. Sometimes simply restart your iPhone/iPad can solve many issues. 

• For iPhone 8 and later: Press the both Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together, hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo appears.

• For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press the Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button. And your iPhone will be restarted after the Apple logo appearing.

• For iPhone 6 and earlier: Press the Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see the Apple logo appears.

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2#. Sign out Apple ID and sign back in

If you still have that annoying popup, try logging out of your Apple ID and logging back in. A fresh sign-in may fix the issue.

Go to Settings app>tap on Apple ID>scroll down and click Sign Out. Next, you can restart your iPhone and sign in with your Apple ID again to check if the problem is resolved.

sign out of icloud


3#. Reset your Apple ID password

Trying to change your Apple ID password might be a solution to the "iPhone stuck on update apple id settings" issue.

Step 1. Go to Settings, tap [your name], click Password & Security.

Step 2. Tap on Change Password, enter your current password and a new one to tap Change.

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After you set a new password, log in with this new password to update your apple ID.

4#. Update related Apple ID Information

It’s possible that credit cards, debit cards, and other payment methods associated with your Apple ID may have expired. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you have updated the required information here.

Step 1. Open the Settings app>tap [your name]>click Payment & Shipping.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID password to check for available details updates.

payment shipping option iphone

5#. Update iOS to the latest version

This issue can be resulted from a outdated iOS version with glitch. And it can be solved on the latest iOS version. Thus, updating iOS to the latest version is one of the sure-shot solutions to fix stuck updating Apple ID settings on iPhone, iPad or Mac. Just go to the Setting app, click General, tap Software Update, and then you're done.

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6#. Reset all settings

Resetting all settings means network settings, some privacy settings, Apple Pay card will be removed or reset to default. If none of the above tips work, you can try resetting all settings to fix the iPhone stuck updating Apple ID settings.

Step 1. Run Settings on your iPhone, click General.

Step 2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Reset.

Step 3. Select Reset All Settings. If asked, enter your password to confirm.

reset all settings

This does not delete or alter personal data such as photos, videos, apps, music, etc. However, it is recommended to make a local backup on your computer or other device just in case.

Suggested: Selectively back up data from iPhone/iPad to computer

As you can see, your device can easily have some unexpected issue. To avoid data loss because of this sort of problem, it is very important to back up your data. FoneTool is definitely suitable for you. Here are some of its prominent features.

Free and fast: A free data management tool that allows you to backup or transfer data  with an amazing speed for iPhone/iPad/iPod.
Multiple backup ways: It provides you multiple backup ways including, Selective Backup and Full Backup.
Widely compatible: It is widely compatible with all most iOS device including iPhone 15/14/13/13 Pro/12/SE 2022 /2020, iPad Pro/Air/Mini,etc.
No data loss: FoneTool can save your important data, such as photos, videos,contacts,messages, music, etc. to a safe place without data loss.
Easy to use: Anyone can handle it with a few simple clicks on the interface.

Now, click the icon below to download and run the FoneTool on your computer to learn how to back up your iPhone or iPad. Here, we choose the Selective Backup as an example.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable, click Phone Backup and choose Selective Backup and click Get Started.

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Step 2. Click an icon to select the specific items you want to back up, and click OK. Here, we choose photos as an example.

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Step 3. Select a storage path, click Start Backup. Then, the task is completed.

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That's it for 6 tips to fix "Update Apple ID settings stuck". Hopefully, you can no longer worry about this problem through the above methods. If there is a hardware problem on your iPhone/iPad, please seek professional help from Apple Support. Meanwhile, it is recommended that you backup your iOS device to manage the data before setup or repair with freeware phone tools.