Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 1:10 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
I just received my new iPhone 4S today and this exact same thing happened to me!! I had a number of requests for Apple ID's that I have no idea where they came from. On top of that, the initial iCloud setup failed miserably. I wound up having to connect it to my computer and restore again.
I too would be really interested in finding out just how exactly these other people's ID's are on my brand new phone!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 2:21 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
So after looking around a bit more I stumbled on more info that shed a little light on the subject. Even though purchased music from Apple is DRM free, it appears as though the email address of the purchaser which also doubles as your AppleID is attached to the music file. Therefore, any music that is held in a backup on the iCloud is going to ask for password when re-downloading it. This is a potential security risk now because if you have ever had your laptop (with all your music on it) stolen at ANY time since your first song was purchased, these songs now could be rampant on the internet. Now anyone that has this song and tries to re-download it from their iCloud will be given your email address which doubles as your Apple ID. I recently had my iTunes account breached, I wonder if they got my email/appleid from this security flaw? Check the link below for more info.
Here's something else you can have a look at although it is VERY dated, it is still relevant.iPhone 4S, iOS 5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
Do we have any ideas on how to solve this problem? I am also experiencing this issue, and Apple is currently investigating the matter. This only started happening after I got my new iPhone 4S this wasn't happening when I was on the iPhone 4 iOS5.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to iGustavo)
I'm not sure what is causing the issue but I suspect it has something to do with Apple attaching your AppleID to every purchased song from iTunes. If for some reason there was music on your iOS device that was purchased from another AppleID when you backed up the device to iCloud. Then when you do a restore from iCloud it will want to verify that you are actually the person that originally purchased each and every song that is being restored onto your device. So, in answer to your question and what worked for me is to not use iCloud for a restore. Use your computer with a USB cable. Or remove all music on your device before backing up to iCloud. This seems silly to me though and I didn't try it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 4:09 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
I had this same issue, I was able to correct it by going to the store and clicking on more. Then click on downloads and it will show you everything that is pending download. Delete everything! Then you will stop receiving the prompts because it will stop trying to download whatever those ids are attached to.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 9:48 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
I too just encountered this problem. I recently bought a Macbook Air and I was authorizing the new computer to download purchases. When the authorization came up, the email appeared. As another poster mentioned, just inputting your own login information cured all. This happen twice, when I connected my iPad and my iPhone 4. Both times the email ID that appeared was "a_toynton [at] yahoo.com"
Does anyone have any updated info on this?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 4:06 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
I had this problem with iTunes on my PC just today. I had this email address show up as the Apple ID: email@example.com