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Question: Sign in to Apple ID every morning

For several weeks I have needed to re-enter my apple id password each morning on my iPhone. My Mac and iPad are not asking for this. Here's what I've tried (in no particular order):

I signed out of iCloud (did not restart phone) and then signed back in.

Changed my AppleID password.

Restarted phone.

Turned iMessage off and back on.

So far nothing has fixed it.

iPhone 6s

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 5:58 AM


Nov 17, 2019 1:06 PM in response to Emery_md In response to Emery_md

Hello Emery_md,

Thanks for posting to the Apple Support Communities. It appears the iPhone is constantly requiring the Apple ID password. I'll do what I can to help.

It might be related to the connection to the iTunes & App Store which may request for the password. Try these steps here that you haven't done yourself already: If you can't connect to the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books

Also, try signing in on another Wi-Fi network or cellular data.

If you're still having issues, answering these might help have a clear understanding:

  • Before the message appears, is a specific app opened?
  • Which version of iOS is on the iPhone? This will be in Settings > General > About > Version.

Best regards.

Nov 17, 2019 1:06 PM

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Nov 20, 2019 3:49 PM in response to i_rina In response to i_rina

Ive been having the same issue the last few weeks. I’m not trying to log into anything. Simply when I wake up in the morning, every time I unlock my phone it asks me to sign in.

I’ve tried all the suggested steps: turn off the phone, log out of iCloud, and reset my apple password.

i have an iPhone 8 Plus and have updated iOS to the most recent 13.2.2

Nov 20, 2019 3:49 PM

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Dec 7, 2019 2:33 AM in response to AlexW1985 In response to AlexW1985

I started to have this on iPhone 8 right after 13.2.3 update and now every morning iPhone asks for Apple ID. this is happening because there is an option enabled to Auto update Apps overnight. What happens then is that the iOS is trying to run the update overnight and needs authentication; as it fails it pops up this message, there reason you are seeing in the morning is because you woke up just now and hopefully did not use your phone whilst asleep ;-) . If you test it, it happens roughly after midnight.

Find "App Store" app then press and hold and in new window click on "Updates" , you will then see that you have tons of Scheduled to be updated Apps. If you click update them all now , you will get that Apple ID request again.

Now the most confusing bit here for me is the fact that no other devices at home seem to have this, I have a newer iPhone at home (partner's) , this works OK, I also have my iPhone 7 from work -- this also works (all three have different Apple IDs) , also 3 iPads at home (all pretty ancient) and none ever requested this.

***Apple -- you should be more helpful here!

It would be interesting to see which models of iPhone are affected, and of course Apple should step in and help. I had a previously rather unsuccessful session with Apple support (a few months ago the same issue happened) and they advise to re-build the phone from new (no restore from iCloud), this worked till roughly about 13.2.3, and now it is back and drives me mad. I suspect this is a combination of specific Apple ID and their server settings and a bug in their iOS release. Internet is full of this, if you search, so this is not new.

Any thoughts would be welcome!

Dec 7, 2019 2:33 AM

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Dec 31, 2019 8:29 AM in response to Jdn1975 In response to Jdn1975

Hi All,

I have some update on this. I reached out to senior support at Apple escalation team in California and spoke to a very nice chap who actually acknowledged that the issue could be with my phone/account/iOS. The issue is now open and I am awaiting for feedback from their escalation team.

Out of interest please do this check to see if this is also the behaviour you experience:

-if there is only *one* update in the updates list then clicking on update all seem to work without a need for a password re-confirmation.

-the auto update equally works if there is only *one* app to update

-the issues is manifested when there are 2+ Apps to be updated

As soon as I hear from California elevation team I shall post an update here.

Dec 31, 2019 8:29 AM

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Dec 31, 2019 8:33 AM in response to Anton Tsyganov In response to Anton Tsyganov

Apple is not on this forum. This is a user to user only forum. Asking Apple to be more helpful here doesn't get you more support from Apple.

You can call Apple, use the contact support button at the top of this page or schedule an appointment at your Apple Store Genius Bar for assistance directly from Apple.

I do wonder if any of you have changed your Apple ID at some point? If you have, apps are forever tied to the Apple ID they were downloaded under. And this could be one reason you are being asked to sign back in, which would be to update apps downloaded under a different ID.

Dec 31, 2019 8:33 AM

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Dec 31, 2019 8:59 AM in response to lobsterghost1 In response to lobsterghost1

Hi rbrylawski,

most of people are aware that this is a User Forum, but Apple is well known to often deny the existence of the issues so sharing this on a forum helps. I am in contact with Apple and want to share with the other users here the updates.

Regarding the suggested workaround (thank you by the way), but no the user ID has not been changed for 15 years (or whatever is the fist instance Apples asked for it, since I started to use Mac in 1987) I know, old as hills I am ;-)

there is also this resource for others to test: https://www.phonerecoverytool.com/iphone-issues/iphone-keeps-asking-for-apple-id-password.html

sadly did not work for me.

Dec 31, 2019 8:59 AM

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Dec 31, 2019 9:05 AM in response to Anton Tsyganov In response to Anton Tsyganov

I only mentioned that Apple isn't on this forum because people are often completely unaware they are not writing Apple when posting here. Hence my response. Apple doesn't really monitor this forum for content. Instead, they have Community Specialists who answer questions which have not been responded to after 24 hours and Forum Hosts, who monitor posts for violation of Terms of Use. Otherwise, cognizant Apple Employees (engineers, etc.) to not participate in this forum.

I'm sorry my suggestion isn't what is causing this issue for you. You might want to consider, backup up your iPhone, then restoring the iPhone from backup. If you would like to try this (which can sure issues nothing else solves), this link is how to do that --> Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup - Apple Support

The method which is the best is using an iCloud backup from your computer.

Dec 31, 2019 9:05 AM

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Dec 31, 2019 2:46 PM in response to lobsterghost1 In response to lobsterghost1

Hi rbrylawski,

thanks a lot for the suggestion, sadly no back-up/restore worked. I also built the iPhone as new (after 1 hr discussion with Apple support). That is factory reset via iTunes and then register as new phone *without* restore from iCloud image and manually rebuilding of all Apps etc. The issue remains there: after some time the system asks for password once the iOS triggers the update request. Obviously in the case of full manual re-build I eventually used my original iCloud account but did not use any image re-store ( which would actually cause the error to be pushed back).

I spent a lot of time with this, the issue re-surfaced once iOS 13.3 was pushed to us.

Dec 31, 2019 2:46 PM

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