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[Fixed] iCloud Keeps Asking for Password on iPhone/iPad

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Brandon Eldred

May 25, 2019 (Updated: May 25, 2019锛

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Most probably, you have ended up in this article because you are an iOS user and your iCloud keeps asking for password. Well, the truth is that there are plenty of other individuals across the globe experiencing the same issue just like you. So, we compose this article with practical fixes to resolve this issue.

7 Solutions to Fix iCloud Keeps Asking for Password聽on iPhone/iPad

In this part, we will explain the most practical fixes to address “iCloud keeps asking for password” issue. You don’t have to try all these fixes聽and just聽try one after the other and see which one works.

Solution 1. Check Whether iCloud is Working

First of all, you should check if the iCloud is working. Occasionally, iCloud can experience some server issues on their end. To check this, you should visit system status of Apple on your device. If all the services are green, there is no error. If there is an error, just wait for Apple to fix the issue.

System Status

Solution 2. Restart Your iPhone/iPad

Restarting the iOS device and signing into Apple ID Profile once again may fix this issue.

For iPhone 6S or older, iPads and iPod Touch devices, just press Home and Power simultaneously. You will see the Apple logo eventually.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press and hold Volume Down with Side buttons until you see Apple logo (for about 10 seconds).

For iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you should press Volume Up button and release it quickly. Then, perform a short press on Volume Down button as well. As the last step, press the Side button to see the Apple logo.

Now, go to Settings, select Apple ID Profile and provide the Apple ID credentials to sign in.

restart iphone

Solution 3. Check the WiFi Connection

For many users, the cause behind this issue is an error in their WiFi connection. To check if it works correctly, you should visit a webpage on another device that is connected to the same network. If it doesn’t work, then there might be something wrong with the WiFi connection. If not, restart your device and see.

change to another wifi network

Solution 4.聽Sign out iCloud Account and then Log in

By signing out iCloud, you can rest iCloud’s authentication. Signing in back to the same network would do the trick for most of the users.

For iOS 10.3 or newer users:聽

Step 1: Go to Settings app on the iOS device and touch your name.

Step 2: Go to iCloud and scroll to the bottom.

Step 3: Tap on the option Sign Out. Provide your password and choose to Turn Off.

Step 4: Tap on Sign Out and choose Sign Out once again to confirm it. Now, wait for a while and go to Settings once again.

Step 5: Tap in Sign in and enter the Apple credentials. Tap Sign In and enter the passcode.

For iOS 10.2 or older:

Step 1: Go to Settings and select iCloud.

Step 2: Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select Sign Out.

Step 3: Launch Settings app and go to iCloud. Sign in and enter the passcode.

sign out of icloud

Solution 5.聽Reset Network Settings

If you still struggling with the issue, just try to reset Network Settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings app on your device and select General.

Step 2: Then, scroll down and tap the option Reset.

Step 3: Tap on the option Reset Network Settings.

reset network settings

Solution 6.聽Reset Your Apple ID Password

If the problem persists, you should try resetting the Apple ID Password.

Step 1: Go to Settings app and tap on your name.

Step 2: Then, you should go to Password & Settings option.

Step 3: Now, you can select the option “Change Password”.

Step 4: You can now enter the existing password or device password.

Step 5: Then, enter the new password and confirm it. Tap on the option Change Password.

change apple id password on iphone

Solution 7. Fix iCloud Keeps Asking for Password聽on iPhone/iPad without Data Loss

You may聽aware聽that聽some of the fixes we try when our iOS devices are faulty can cause data loss. For instance, if you perform a factory to fix this iCloud issue, that will cause obvious data loss.

So, it would be handy to know the fix that doesn’t cause data loss. iMyFone Fixppo is one of the most effective methods for this case.

iMyFone Fixppo is a superb tool that allows you to fix various iOS-related issues with a couple of clicks. In fact, this respective tool comes with a large range of tools for better efficiency. The best thing about this software is that it doesn’t cause any data loss. Mentioned below are the steps you can follow to fix this issue.

Step 1.Open iMyFone Fixppo on your computer and launch Standard Mode. Connect the device to the same computer and click on Next. If the device is not recognized, put it in DFU/Recovery mode.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 2. Program will now automatically search for the firmware. Just choose the suitable version for the device and click on “Download”.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3.After the firmware is downloaded, you can click on Start. The software will fix the issues so you just need to聽wait聽for several minutes.

finished fixing your device

It has helped thousands of users and some of them have sent the feedback to us.

user feedback

Windows version    Mac version

Tips for Fixing iCloud Keeps Asking for Password聽on iPhone/iPad

Here are some tips for you to remember when fixing this issue on your iPhone.

Tip 1. Try to Back Up Your iPhone/iPad before Fixing

The most important thing is that you should make a backup before trying any fix. To do that, you can use either iTunes or iCloud (which are official tools offered by Apple).

Apart from creating backups using iTunes or iCloud, you can use iMyFone D-Back as well聽which聽is more advance because it allows you to create selective backups and save data locally.

Tip 2. Recover Lost iPhone/iPad Data after Fixing

This is the tip for users who want to recover lost data after fixing. If you don’t mind losing the existing data on your device, you should choose to restore the iTunes or iCloud backups and those are the official ways.

However, if you don’t want to lose data and still need to recover data without restoring, you can make use of iMyFone D-Back. AS mentioned before, D-Back allows to recover聽data selectively. Here’s how to recover data using it.

Step 1.Launch software on your computer and start from “Recover from iOS Device” tab. Then, click on “Start”. Get the device connected to the same computer and let it be detected by the software. Then, click on “Next” to proceed.

Step 2.You can now select the types of the files that need to be recovered. Then, click on “Scan”.

Step 3.At the completion of the scan, you can see a list of recoverable data. Select the files you need and click on “Recover”.

select data types

Windows version    Mac version


Well, that’s about solving iCloud keeps asking for password on iPhone/iPad issue. You can go through the solutions once again and pick the most appropriate option for you. We also kindly hope that聽you can聽leave a comment below as we highly appreciate your honest feedback.

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