Apple ID Verification Keeps Popping Up On iPhone: The Fix!

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.

Settings Or Not Now

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!”

Apple ID Verification Box With Background

How Do I Stop The Apple ID Verification Box From Popping Up On My iPhone?

Enter username and password on 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.
Main My Apple ID Website Logged In

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.

Tap Settings When Apple ID Verification Box AppearsThe 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.

Your Apple ID Or Password Is Incorrect

But that’s what keeps websites like mine in business, and you can always come back to whenever you need help with your iPhone.

Thanks for reading, and remember to Payette Forward,
David P.


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I'm a former Apple employee and the founder of Payette Forward, and I'm here to help you with your iPhone.