The “Apple ID Verification” box keeps popping up on your iPhone, and no matter what you do, it keeps coming back. The box says, “Enter the password for (your email address) in Settings”, and you can choose “Not Now” or “Settings.” You’ve tried both, and you’re absolutely sure that you’re entering the correct password. In this article, I’ll explain why “Apple ID Verification” keeps popping up on your iPhone, why your password doesn’t work, and how to fix the problem for good.
Apple: Keeping You Safe From Yourself
The solution to this problem would be obvious if the pop-up box gave a hint as to why you need to re-enter your Apple ID password. If the box said, “Your Apple ID password has expired and needs to be reset” or “You need to update your security questions”, the user could say, “Oh, that’s why this miserable box won’t go away!”
How Do I Stop The Apple ID Verification Box From Popping Up On My iPhone?
Go to Apple’s “My Apple ID” webpage and login with your Apple ID and password. As soon as you do, you’ll see a message that says one of two things:
- Your Apple ID password has expired and needs to be reset
- You need to update your security questions
After you’ve updated your password or security questions and you see the main “My Apple ID” website, you’ll be able to fix this problem for good.
The next time the “Apple ID Verification” box pops up on your iPhone, tap Settings and enter your Apple ID and password. I know you’ve done this many times before, but bear with me—now that you’ve updated your password or security questions, it will actually work.
The box may pop up two or three times, but this time, it’s normal. Your iPhone uses your Apple ID for many different services, including iCloud, iTunes and the App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime. After you enter your password a couple more times, the messages will stop for good—I promise.
Apple ID: Verified.
You successfully updated your Apple ID password or security questions, and the annoying “Apple ID Verification” box has stopped popping up on your iPhone. Phew!
Now you can get back to entering your password incorrectly, forgetting your security questions, and pulling your hair out when the same thing happens again next year.
But that’s what keeps websites like mine in business, and you can always come back to payetteforward.com whenever you need help with your iPhone.
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It’s impossible when your Apple ID is tied to an old aol account from 20 plus years ago that I no longer have access to. Despite setting up a new Apple ID a few years ago it always defaults to this old aol one so I can’t ever sign in, recover a password, nothing. All roads always lead to this defunct account I can’t access. About ready to just get rid of Apple altogether and make the Samsung switch. I can’t stand the 20-30 prompts to sign in popping up every 3 seconds when I open my phone. And support… Read more »
i tried but its impossible,without the 28 recovery key no one can help to reset apple id
Yep me too, i phoned apple support, the guy said do a total re-install of my iPhone and DONT do a re-install from my back up, even then it might not fix it, f***ing annoying.
Wouter Dieleman The # doesn’t work.
I have the exact same problem!!! Have you been able to fix it??
Hey Trisha. Have you found a solution by any chance? Thanks.
same problem here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can not find an answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave u know ur stuff. Thanks!
Thank you so much. This issue was driving me nuts – actually I’d given up and was just ignoring it. I was a tad doubtful reading this, but it has worked. In my case I didn’t need to reset any passwords or secret questions, but I did need to answer my previous secret questions correctly. And that was that – problem solved!
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I have spent many hours trying to fix problems with Apple, then with Cox internet provider and I still get a pop up on my right upper corner: Facebook “enter your password (no place here for that) and ” close” , ” continue” . Neither button does anything. What is this. At the same time, although the settings are correct, sending mail on both iPhone and iPad does not work. Whom do I speak to?
We moved, and so when originally setting up our Apple ID, it was with our old email address which I no longer have access to, and have no idea what our password was so to get pasword, needs to send to old email address! We have since updated to gmail, eliminating that issue…however, constantly get asked what our apple ID is. I’ve since started new apple id, but when logging on to my ipdad, always get the pop up.
This! It always defaults to my old aol account, no matter what. Let me know if you find a solution.
How can I change the email address on my apple ID
Still keeps on popping….I already went to appleid.apple.com.I even changed my security questions,not working
It keeps putting it on my I-pad please help
This is happening non stop. I am unable to update my password because the apple id is an old email address that is not longer accessible. When trying to update the password it sent a code to the old email address and I can’t access it. Any other ideas?