Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Password or Apple ID

Does iPhone/iPad keep asking for a password or Apple ID annoy you? Why not try the 11 ways in this article to fix the issue? You can also solve the problem easily without password.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 21, 2023
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Why is my iPhone/iPad asking for password constantly?

Several instances have been reported where iPhone/iPad users encounter persistent prompts for entering Apple ID password, screen passcodes, and email password. This recurring issue disrupts seamless iPhone/iPad usage, and why does this happen?

If you've recently updated your Apple ID password or changed Apple ID details like email, phone number and security, etc. keeping asking for password may occur.
When there are temporary system failures or a software bug, which might manifest particularly if your iOS system is an older version.
When the download of an app, music, book, or other purchased content has become stuck or encountered an issue, your device may keep asking for password.
If you've introduced new fingerprints for Touch ID or have recently set up Face ID, this could be a factor in the password prompts.
Some issues may exist in your iCloud settings.
Activation issues with iMessage or FaceTime.

How to fix when iPhone iPad keeps asking for password

After summarizing the causes of the problem, now we will give you 11 useful ways to fix the issue. Besides, if you forget your Apple ID password or want to solve it easily, you can skip to the next part to get the one-click operation.

Method 1. Force Restart iPhone/iPad

First you can force restart your device to check if this issue is fixed. Just restart it by firmly pressing and holding the power button until the device powers down. Then repeat the action to initiate the iPhone's restart.

Method 2. Check the Apple system status

You can also go to Apple system status to verify the operational status of Apple ID and iCloud services when restarting iPhone/iPad doesn’t work. If something is wrong, you must wait for a resolution provided by Apple.


Method 3. Log out and log in with the Apple ID

If you've input your Apple ID password yet encounter persistent verification requests on your iPhone/iPad, then log out the Apple ID and log in it again to make it, and here’s how:

Go to Settings > Tap on your name > Choose Sign Out > Enter your password to confirm the action > Once signed out, return to Settings and tap on your name once again to sign in your Apple ID.

Method 4. Check Waiting Apps

The waiting app can at times lead to the problem of your iPhone/iPad keeps asking for apple id password. This situation commonly arises when an app becomes trapped in a download or update process. Find if there are any waiting apps, remove and reinstall them.

Method 5. Turn off and turn on FaceTime and iMessage

When the problem is caused by iMessage or FaceTime activation issues, try to turn off and turn on them again in the Settings app to solve it.

Launch Settings app > Choose Messages and turn off the option next to iMessage > Turn back the Settings page > Select FaceTime and toggle the switch to off.


Wait a moment, then restart your device and turn them on in the same way.

Method 6. Toggle Require Password off under iTunes & App Store

Enabling Touch ID or Face ID for App Store and iTunes Store transactions can occasionally trigger the problem. To deal with this: Open Settings > Tap your name > Select Media & Purchases > Password Settings > Input your Apple ID and password to disable Require Password.

Method 7. Change Apple ID Password

If the problem of iPad/iPhone keeps asking for password still doesn’t be fixed, opting to modify your Apple ID password presents a potential resolution: Turn on Settings > Click users’ name > Tap on Password & Security > Choose Change Password > Do as the onscreen instructions say to confirm the action.


Method 8. Update iOS to the Latest Version

When you are still using an older iOS system, you must choose to update it to the latest version. Follow the steps: Open Settings app > General > Software Update, then click Download to update it.

Method 9. Reset Network Settings

Resetting your iPhone/iPad’s network settings is another available solution. To do this, you can launch Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Reset network settings only return all network settings to factory defaults such as a Wi-Fi connection password.

Method 10. Reset All Settings

If resetting network settings has no use, you may need to reset all settings: Open Settings app on your iPhone/iPad > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.


Reset all settings just reset all system settings such as network settings, location settings, privacy settings and more on your device to default settings, it won’t delete any data on your iPhone/iPad.

Method 11. Restore iPhone/iPad via iTunes

While all methods above cut no ice, you can restore your iPhone using iTunes to fix your problem. You must keep in mind that this way will delete all your iPhone/iPad data, and install the latest software on your device.

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. Launch iTunes and find and click your device icon at the top of the page, then choose Summary.

Step 2. Choose the Restore iPhone/iPad option then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the task. Once the process finishes, your iPhone/iPad will be a new device, you can restore iTunes backup to it.


Fix iPhone iPad keeps asking for password without Apple ID password

Compared with restoring iPhone via iTunes, FoneTool can be a better choice for you to fix the issue. It allows you to erase your iPhone/iPad in one-click operation. And the Deep Erase Technology helps you delete all data firmly. So when you encounter iPad/iPhone storage full problem, FoneTool can give you the simplest solution.

Now you can download this useful tool and follow the steps below to finish the process. Before the erasing, it’s better to back up your iPad/iPhone data, because the device erasing will remove all data and reset your iPad/iPhone to factory settings. If you don’t need a backup, you can skip to the next section to operate directly.

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Create an iPhone/iPad full backup before device erasing

Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to the computer > You may need to tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click Phone Backup > Go to Full Backup and click Get Started. (You can also selectively back up your iPhone/iPad as you like.)


Step 3. Enable Backup encryption according to your need > Select a storage path to store the backup on your PC > Click Start Backup and wait until it finishes.


One click erase device to fix the issue

Now you can erase your iPhone/iPad in one-click operation with no worry.

Step 1. Choose ToolBox on the home page, and click Data Eraser.


Step 2. Choose Erase all data and tap Get Started.


Step 3. Click Erase Data to confirm to erase all contents and settings on iPhone/iPad.


Once the deleting process finished, you can restore your backup to your device: Choose Backup History > Click Restore dot to make it.



Hope you can choose the most suitable way to solve the iPhone iPad keeps asking for password issue. And when all fix ways don’t work, you can choose iTunes or FoneTool to reset your device.

Then you will find that FoneTool can give you a better experience to back up and erase iPhone/iPad. And it can also help you delete read-only contacts on iPhone.

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