Apple ID Sign In Requested? Here’s The Fix!

An Apple ID login has been requested on your iPhone and you’re not sure why. The alert appears every time you sign into your Apple ID! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone says Apple ID Sign In Requested.

Why Does My iPhone Say Apple ID Sign In Requested?

Your iPhone says “Apple ID Sign In Requested” because someone (probably you) signed in with your Apple ID on a new device or web browser. When you turn on two-factor authentication, Apple sends a six-digit confirmation code to one of your other “trusted” devices to enter when trying to sign in with your Apple ID.

If you were the one to log in with your Apple ID on a new device or browser, then you have nothing to worry about. Just tap Allow and enter the six-digit code to finish the login process.

apple id sign in requested

If these alerts are annoying you, you can turn off two-factor authentication. Just keep in mind that turning this feature off will make your Apple ID less secure. Additionally, you can only turn off two-factor authentication if your Apple ID account was created before iOS 10.3 or MacOS Sierra 10.12.4. If your Apple ID account is newer than that, the steps below won’t work for you.

To turn off two-factor authentication, head to the Apple ID login page on your computer and sign in. Scroll down to Security and click on Edit.

click edit security questions

Finally, click Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication.

click turn off two factor authentication

However, if you didn’t just login with your Apple ID on a new device or browser, your account may be compromised.

If You Think Your Apple ID Has Been Compromised

First, try signing into your Apple ID on Apple’s website. If you’re able to log in, we recommend changing your password. You can do this on Apple’s website by clicking Change Password… in the Security section.

change apple id password on computer

You can also change your Apple ID password on your iPhone by opening Settings and tapping Your Name -> Password & Security -> Change Password.

change apple id password on iphone

If your account is locked, you’ll have to verify your identity before you can unlock it.

If you have two-factor authentication turned on, you can unlock your Apple ID a couple different ways. First, if you set up a recovery key when you turned two-factor authentication, you can use it to reset your password at

If you didn’t set up a recovery key, that’s okay — a lot of people don’t. In fact, you can’t even create them anymore!

Fortunately, you can also reset your password with the help of a friend or family member. Have them download the Apple Support app on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Next, tap on the Get Support tab and tap Apple ID.

get support apple support app

Tap Forgot Apple ID Password, then tap Get Started under Reset Your Password.

reset apple id password support app

Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to reset your Apple ID password.

If you don’t have two-factor authentication turned on, head to and answer your security questions to verify your identity. Then, you’ll be able to unlock your account with your current Apple ID password before resetting it.

I recommend contacting Apple directly if you’re still having trouble resetting your Apple ID password or unlocking your account.

Next Steps

After logging back into your Apple ID, it’s a good idea to double-check your account information and make sure it’s all up to date. It’s important to make sure your primary email address, recovery email address, phone numbers, and security questions are all accurate. If you have two-factor authentication turned on, double-check your trusted devices and make sure they’re all up to date.

Signed In And Ready To Go!

You’ve fixed the problem on your iPhone and your Apple ID is secure. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your family, friends, and followers what to do when their iPhone says Apple ID Sign In Requested. Leave any other comments or questions about your iPhone down below!

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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