Can’t figure out why your Apple Watch keeps asking for your Apple ID password?
If you own an Apple Watch, you may have experienced an issue where your watch keeps asking for your Apple ID password.
This can be frustrating since the prompt blocks your Apple Watch’s interface.
Usually, providing the incorrect credentials for your Apple ID causes this problem. However, it can also be due to outdated DRMs, faulty WatchOS versions, or improper configurations.
In this guide, we will show you what to do if your Apple Watch keeps asking for your Apple ID password.
1. Restart Your Watch.
It is always a good practice to restart your Apple Watch whenever problems occur. This will reload your system resources and resolve temporary errors that may have occurred.
Here’s how you can restart your Apple Watch:
- First, you need to turn off your Apple Watch. Locate the Side button and hold it until the slider appears. Tap the Power button and drag the slider to the right.
- Wait for 5 to 10 seconds.
- Hold down the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
Once your Apple Watch has initialized, observe if it will still ask for your Apple ID password.
2. Check for Server Outages.
There might be an issue with Apple’s servers that causes your Apple Watch to keep asking for your Apple ID password.
To confirm this, you can visit Apple’s status page and see if there are issues with Apple ID or iCloud.
If the servers are down, the only thing you need to do is wait for the issue to be resolved.
Head to the next solution if there’s nothing wrong with Apple’s servers.
3. Check Your Credentials.
If your Apple Watch keeps asking for your password, there’s a possibility that you’re providing the wrong credentials for your Apple ID. You might be mixing up your credentials for other platforms.
On the other hand, you can try resetting your Apple ID password if you’re unsure.
- Using any browser, visit Apple’s password reset page.
- Provide your Apple ID and type the characters you see on the image. Click Continue afterward.
- Now, enter the phone number you’ve used with your Apple ID.
- Click Continue and select an option on how you want to recover your account. Follow the instructions to complete the process.
Once done, log in with your Apple ID on your Apple Watch and check if the problem is solved.
4. Sign-In Apple ID on iPhone.
If your Apple Watch still keeps on asking for your password, try signing in your Apple ID on your iPhone.
- Grab your iPhone and make sure that your Apple Watch is paired.
- Launch the Apple Watch app.
- Now, tap on My Watch.
- Go to General > Apple ID and sign in by entering your credentials.
Go back to your Apple Watch to observe if it will still ask for your Apple ID password.
5. Unpair and Pair Apple Watch.
There might be syncing issues with your Apple Watch and iPhone, causing your watch to keep asking for an Apple ID password.
To rule out connection problems between your devices, unpair your Apple Watch and pair it again afterward.
Here’s what you need to do:
- First, go to Settings on your Apple Watch.
- Navigate to General > Reset.
- Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
- Now, head over to your iPhone and launch the Apple Watch app.
- Access the My Watch tab and tap on All Watches.
- Locate your watch and tap the Info (i) button.
- Choose the Unpair Apple Watch option and follow the prompts.
Once done, bring your Apple Watch and iPhone close to each other and tap on Start Pairing.
6. Remove App Conflicts.
If you’ve recently changed your Apple ID, it explains why your Apple Watch keeps asking for your password.
As it turns out, applications that you’ve installed using your old Apple ID cause the password prompt to keep showing on your Apple Watch.
To fix this, you’ll need to remove the applications you have installed using your old Apple ID and reinstall them using your new one.
Follow the steps below to guide you through the process:
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap on My Watch.
- Go to Settings and tap on General.
- Disable Automatic App Install and go back to My Watch.
- Scroll down and tap on Available Apps. Any application that you see here needs to be reinstalled using your current Apple ID.
- Once you’ve reinstalled the apps, go back to Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Navigate to My Watch > General and enable Automatic App Install.
Restart your Apple Watch afterward and see if the problem is solved.
7. Update Your Watch.
There might be an issue with your Apple Watch’s software, that causes it to keep asking for your Apple ID password.
To rule this out, follow the guide below to update your watchOS version:
- On your iPhone, launch the Apple Watch app.
- Go to My Watch afterward.
- Tap on General and open the Software Update tab.
- If there’s an available update, tap on Download and follow the prompts.
After updating your Apple Watch, use it as you normally would and check if the problem is solved.
8. Contact Apple.
At this point, we recommend that you let the professionals handle the situation. There might be an issue with your Apple ID that needs action on their end.
Visit Apple’s support page and look for the ‘Get Support’ section. Click Start Now and tell Apple what you’re experiencing with your device. The site should automatically give you available solutions for the issue.
On the other hand, you can look for the ‘Contact’ section and choose whether you want to chat or call for support.
That ends our guide on how to fix your Apple Watch if it keeps asking for your Apple ID password. If you have questions or any other concerns, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond.