[Fixed] Apple ID Your Request Could Not Be Completed at This Time

Kelly Wu
Last updated: Apr 15, 2024

In this blog post, you will learn why Apple says "Your request could not be completed at this time" and how to address this issue using various methods.

"I'm trying to create an Apple ID to connect WIX and get this message- Your request could not be completed at this time."

- A Question from Apple Community.

Have you ever encountered an error like the one mentioned above when trying to create an Apple ID? You might be worried that someone else is using your phone number, especially if this is your first time creating an Apple ID.

Don't worry; we're here to help. In this article, we'll explore the reasons behind this frustrating issue and guide you through various methods to resolve it so you can successfully create, register, or change your information for your Apple ID.

[Fixed] Apple ID Your Request Could Not Be Completed at This Time

Why Is Apple Saying "Your Request Could Not Be Completed at This Time"?

The error message "Your request could not be completed at this time. Your account cannot be created at this time." typically appears when there are issues related to Apple's servers, network connectivity, or security concerns. Below are the common reasons:

  • Issues with Apple's servers.
  • Poor or unstable network connection.
  • Suspicious activities like creating too many Apple IDs.
  • Issues with a static IP address.
  • iOS system bugs or issues

How to Fix the "Your Request Could Not Be Completed at This Time" Issue

Solution 1: Check Apple Servers' System Status

If there's an issue with Apple's servers, you may not be able to create an Apple ID. Check the system status of Apple's servers and try again later.

Check Apple Servers' Status

Solution 2: Check Your Network Connection

A poor network connection can cause an error message like "Your request could not be completed at this time" when creating, registering, or changing information for an Apple ID. Ensure your device is connected to a stable network.

Alternatively, you can toggle Airplane Mode on and off and reset your network settings.

To reset your network settings, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Once the reset is complete, try again to see if the issue is resolved.

Reset Network Connections on iPhone

Solution 3: Use Apple Business Manager

If you encounter the "Your request could not be completed at this time" error when trying to create a lot of Apple IDs, it's recommended that you use the Apple Business Manager to do that.

Apple Business Manager is an ideal tool for organizations to create and assign Apple IDs to employees and to manage Apple devices remotely using Mobile Device Management (MDM).

Solution 4: Create Your Apple ID on Another Device

Browser or device issues could also cause the "Your request could not be completed at this time" issue. In such a case, create your Apple ID on another device.

Solution 5: Update Your iPhone

As we mentioned, system issues might also be the cause if Apple says, "Your request could not be completed at this time."

The best way to fix the problem is to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS. If no update is available, you can use BuhoRepair to update your iPhone to an available beta version.

Update iOS Version

See what to do if your iPhone gets stuck on Software Update.

Solution 6: Contact Apple Support

The error message "Your request could not be completed at this time" can occur in various situations when you interact with your Apple ID, not just when creating your Apple ID account. If you've tried all the methods above and still haven't found a solution, contact Apple Support for assistance.

Extra Tip: How to Safely Delete Apple ID from Your iPhone

Sometimes you may need to sign out of your Apple ID and sign in with another one, but when you click Sign Out, your Apple ID remains on your device. To safely remove it from your device, you can try using BuhoUnlocker.

BuhoUnlocker is a professional iPhone password unlocker that not only deletes Apple IDs but also unlocks screen passcodes, removes screen time passcodes, and bypasses MDM restrictions.

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Here's how to remove an Apple ID from your iPhone using BuhoUnlocker:

  1. Download BuhoUnlocker to your computer.
  2. Install and launch BuhoUnlocker.
  3. Connect your iPhone to your computer using an original USB cable.
  4. Turn off Find My on your iPhone.
  5. Click Remove Apple ID and then Start and wait for the removal process to complete.
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BuhoUnlocker is for personal use only. Under no circumstances do we recommend that you unlock someone else's Apple ID.


"Your request could not be completed at this time" is a common question when using an Apple ID. Most often, it occurs due to server issues on Apple's end. In such cases, the best course of action is to wait and try again later. If the problem persists, you can try the other methods listed above.

As a bonus, we provide you with a useful iPhone unlocking tool called BuhoUnlocker. This tool can help you safely remove an Apple ID from your device and unlock it if you forget its passcode. Don't forget to give it a shot!

Living in Chengdu, Kelly is an Apple technician focused on Mac, iPhone, and iOS repairs. Meanwhile, he's also a columnist at Dr.Buho, with a simple mission to help fix Apple things that are with software or hardware glitches.