Update Apple ID Settings On iPhone? What It Means & What To Do!

Your iPhone says “Update Apple ID Settings” and you want to dismiss the notification. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to get that red, circular “1” to disappear. I’ll help you update Apple ID settings on your iPhone and show you how to fix the problem if this message won’t go away.

Why Does My iPhone Say “Update Apple ID Settings”?

Your iPhone says “Update Apple ID Settings” because you have to sign into your Apple ID again to keep using certain account services. Most of the time, this just means you have to reenter your Apple ID password on your iPhone!

What To Do When It Says “Update Apple ID Settings” On Your iPhone

Open the Settings app and tap on Update Apple ID Settings. Then, tap Continue on the next screen. Enter your Apple ID password when the pop-up appears on the screen.

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Most of the time, the “Update Apple ID Settings” notification will go away after you’ve entered your Apple ID password. However, in rare cases, the notification won’t disappear, and you may even receive an pop-up saying an error occurred. Keep reading to learn how to fix this problem!

Is “Update Apple ID Settings” Stuck?

Unfortunately, you probably found this article because the Update Apple ID Settings notification won’t go away. If this message is stuck on your iPhone, it’s probably because your Apple ID cannot be verified. Believe me — you aren’t the only one dealing with this problem!

Many members of our iPhone help Facebook group brought this issue to our attention, which is why we wanted to write this article for you. Follow the steps below to diagnose and fix the real reason why the Update Apple ID Settings notification won’t go away!

Make Sure You’re Signed Into The Right Apple ID

It’s possible that your Apple ID can’t be verified because you’re logged into a different Apple ID account and therefore entering the wrong password. Open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen to quickly make sure you’re signed into the correct Apple ID. You’ll see the Apple ID you’re currently logged into near the center of the screen.

check the apple id you're logged into

Check out our article if you need help changing your Apple ID!

Sign Out And Back Into Your Apple ID

If you’re signed into the correct Apple ID, try signing out and back into it. Go back to Settings -> Apple ID and scroll all the way down to Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.

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Next, tap Sign Out in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If you want to keep a copy of your Apple News or other settings, turn on the switch to the right of the feature underneath Keep A Copy Of. Confirm your decision by tapping Sign Out when the pop-up appears.

sign out of your apple id

Now that you’ve signed out, tap Sign in to your iPhone near the top of the Settings app. Enter your Apple ID email and password, then tap Sign In in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to sign back into iCloud. If you’re prompted to merge your data with iCloud, I recommend tapping merge, just to make sure you don’t lose any important information.

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Congratulations — you’re signed into iCloud once again! If the Update Apple ID settings is still showing up, move onto the final step.

Check iCloud Services

It’s possible that this notification is stuck because iCloud services have been temporarily disabled for routine maintenance or a system update. When this happens, you may be prevented from logging into your Apple ID as a safety precaution. You can check Apple’s system status on their website!

Apple ID Settings: Up To Date!

Your Apple ID settings are up to date and that annoying notification is gone for now. Next time it says Update Apple ID Settings on your iPhone, you’ll know exactly what to do! If you have any other questions about your Apple ID, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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Carlos

When I try updating my settings and go through the log in it asks me for my previous pass code. I don’t remember my previous pass code

Anonymous
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Did you find a fix? Nothing is opening on my phone…not even my calendar 🙁

Anonymous
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Shannon Barnes Arndt bro same nun open even the un deleteable ones dont open have u found a fix ?

Tim Kern
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Tim Kern

Thanks, that fixed it!

Stuti Datanwala
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Stuti Datanwala

My phone passcode is 8 characters whereas ipad is asking for 6 how do I set it up

Josh Adams
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Josh Adams

Apple TV has this tendency to stop being able to access my iCloud photos and the only way to rectify the situation is to log my Apple ID out and then log it back in and something about that (I don’t know if it’s the logging out, I don’t know if it’s the logging back in, I don’t know if it happens only when I have trouble with the login process) makes it such that I have to go re-enter my password on all these other devices. I note all this here because it seems to me that it’s generally… Read more »

Daniel Pittenger
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Daniel Pittenger

but… mine never used to do that, and now it seems to do it 3-4 times a week! I put in my password and it goes away, but then I get the notice again in a couple days. Any idea what has changed in the past few weeks??

Atefeh Yazdi
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Atefeh Yazdi

Thanks! Helped fix the issue…great directions!

Karen Marks
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Karen Marks

nope that didn’t work, it says it can’t even find my appled id and I’ve tried recreating it and it says the email isn’t valid.

Anonymous
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Jessica Kaaya dial as if you are making a call.

Sandy George
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Sandy George

nope – nowwit won’t let me sign back into my account

Sandee Woodside
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Sandee Woodside

that had been driving me insane for far too long…my macbook, my phone, my ipad, all constantly asking me things and yet wouldn’t let me do anything about it. and yet after all that, it’s still asking me to approve my the phone and its not showing up on the other devices!

Saravana Babu
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Saravana Babu

when try to signout, i am geeting the below error. “Verification Failed, There was a problem conneccting to the server”.
Pease help.

Sue Prosch
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Sue Prosch

my phone is stuck on Enter iphone passcode, which I did

Sadie Catherine McCormick
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Sadie Catherine McCormick

Thank you!!!! Works now yay!

Mary Schroeder
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Mary Schroeder

My i-phone was lost at the Montreal Westjet terminal area between check-in and boarding. Address label on it has name and present home address….I-phone 6 SE with clear plastic bebbley cover.

Phillip Klippel
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Phillip Klippel

How do I upset date the Apple ID when there is no memory

David Allison
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David Allison

Thanks David. It wont even let me sign out of my Apple ID. Also, if I try and open any apps (including iMessage) it just freezes and closes the app.