[Fixed] "Apple ID Sign In Requested" Message Keeps Popping Up

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jul 10, 2024

In this article, you will learn why the "Apple ID Sign In Requested" message keeps popping up on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen and how to address it in various methods.

If you suddenly see an "Apple ID Sign-in Requested" notification on your iPhone's lock screen and the location shown on the map is different from your current location, you may be concerned about unauthorized access or that your Apple ID has been compromised.

This guide will explain what this notification means, why it keeps popping up on your Apple device, and how to easily fix it. Let’s get started.

[Fixed] "Apple ID Sign In Requested" Message Keeps Popping Up

What Does "Apple ID Sign In Requested" Mean?

"Apple ID Sign In Requested" is a notification that appears on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac when you or someone else tries to sign in with your Apple ID on the web or a new device.

Why Does the "Apple ID Sign In Requested" Message Keep Popping Up?

Here are the common reasons why you keep getting asked to sign in with Apple ID.

  • Unauthorized login attempts from a different location.
  • Incorrect or outdated iCloud settings.
  • Issues with past sign-in requests from places like China or other regions.
  • Use of a VPN.
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What to Do When the "Apple ID Sign In Requested" Prompt Keeps Popping Up

1. Tap "Do Not Allow" and Change Apple ID Password

If you think someone is trying to sign in to your account, tap "Do Not Allow" and then change your Apple ID password.

Change Apple ID Password

2. Check Trusted Devices

It's also recommended that you check your trusted devices. If there are any devices that you no longer use or have sold, remove them from your trusted devices and disconnect them from your Apple account.

Check Trusted Devices

3. Sign Out and Back Into Your iCloud

Incorrect iCloud settings can lead to the “Apple ID Sign In Requested” prompt appearing frequently. In this case, sign out of your iCloud and sign in again to troubleshoot.

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4. Restart Your Device

Another troubleshooting method is to restart your device. Sometimes, a simple restart can help resolve system glitches that cause the "Apple ID Sign In Requested" message to keep popping up.

5. Do Not Use a VPN

Using a VPN may connect your device to a server outside of your current location, which could result in the "Apple ID Sign-in Requested" notification appearing. If you're concerned about this, disconnect your device from the VPN.

6. Update Your Device

System issues can also trigger the "Apple ID Sign In Requested" message. If you're using a beta version of iOS, iPadOS, or macOS, update it to a stable version.

7. Turn Off Two-Factor Authentification

The "Apple ID Sign In Requested" security message is closely related to the two-factor authentication (2FA). If you're tired of this prompt and aren't worried about your Apple ID being compromised, you might consider turning off two-factor authentication (if possible).

To check whether you can turn off two-factor authentication,

  • On iPhone, iPad, and Mac:

    Open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID > Password & Security > Two-Factor Authentification.

  • On the Web:

    1. Sign in to your Apple ID.
    2. Click Sign-In and Security > Account Security, then check if there is an option to turn off two-factor authentication.

Note, however, that 2FA is there for a reason, and Apple doesn't allow you to turn it off if it's been enabled for more than two weeks.

Conclusion

We've covered the reasons and solutions for why the “Apple ID Sign-in Requested" message keeps popping up. If you're worried that someone else is using your Apple ID, change your Apple ID password to a strong one. If necessary, consider changing your Apple ID to a different email address.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.