Fix “An Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server” on Computer and iPhone

Failed to connect to Apple ID server due to an error connecting? Read this post, which sums up several methods for you to solve this problem.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2022

Recently, I met a very annoying problem. When I trying to log in my Apple ID, it keeps saying, ‘Verification Failed There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server.’ I was unable to authenticate to the Apple ID Server again. What should I do?

As the above user reported, you could get Apple ID verification failed pop-up window, and says there was an error connecting to the Apple ID server when you trying to log in iCloud account. Some users may get this error message when accessing iCloud services, like iTunes and App Store, or during the process of setting up a new iPhone, after a restore or new iOS 16/15 update. Besides, some users can’t verify and connect to the Apple ID server after erased iPhone by mistake and sign in with Apple ID again.

You may cross the above issue both on your computer and iPhone. Then, how can we fix the error connecting to Apple ID server and use iCloud services normally? Here in this post, we will introduce several ways to fix Apple server errors on iPhone and Macbook. Keep reading and pick up one way for your device.

Verification Failed an Error Connecting to Apple ID Server

Verification Failed an Error Connecting to Apple ID Server

Why my Apple ID Verification Failed There was an Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server?

It may be due to many reasons like:

  • Internet connection.
  • Time settings of the computer.
  • Keychain Access.
  • Certificate settings, etc.

This article will list several common & effective methods for you.

How to Solve There was an Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server

Tip 1. Check Apple Server Status First. You can go to Apple and check if the services you need to use are out of the server yet. For example, if you plan to sign in Apple ID to use App Store, just make sure the Apple Store service is green, which means available.

Tip 2. Sign Into WiFi or Choose a Stable Internet Connection. An unstable internet connection may cause verifying failure and can’t sign into Apple ID.

Tip 3. Try to Reset your Time and Date: First make sure that the date, time, and time zone are set correctly. If that doesn’t work, you can also try resetting time and data: Change time and then set Set Automatically again.

Tip 4. Sign Out from iCloud and Re-login. Go to Settings > [Your name] > Scroll down and click Sign Out > Enter your Apple ID password > Tap on Turn off from the top-right corner to confirm. If you failed to sign out Apple ID, check this post to remove Apple ID on iPhone.

Tip 4. Remove Device from Account and Login Again. Go to Settings > [Your name] > Locate the device 

Tip 5. Fix System Problems when you Can’t Connect to Apple ID Server.

The Apple ID server connecting error is just one of the common problems you may meet while using the iPhone or iTunes app on your computer. To fix other iOS system problems or iTunes errors, you may need an iOS system recovery and iTunes repair tool – AnyFix. As one of the most professional System Repair tools, AnyFix can fix more than 100+ iPhone/iPad OS problems and 200+ iTunes errors, including iPhone crash, iPhone keeps restarting, iTunes won’t connect to iPhone and so on.

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Step 1. Launch AnyFix on your computer > Click System Repair.

AnyFix - iOS System Recovery and iTunes Repair

AnyFix – iOS System Recovery and iTunes Repair

Step 2. Connect your iPhone and choose 50+ iPhone Problems option.

Select iPhone Problems

Select iPhone Problems

Step 3. Choose Standard Repair mode and continue.

Choose Standard Repair Mode

Choose Standard Repair Mode

Step 4. Then click the download button to get a matching firmware for your device to repair. After that, AnyFix will start the repairing process. Wait for the process finished, you will get Repair Completed page as below.

System Repair Completed

System Repair Completed

Tip 6. Change Your Apple ID Password.

Tip 7. Try to Resetting All Settings (instead of network settings).

How to Fix the Error Connecting to Apple ID Server on MacBook

An Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server on Computer

An Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server on Computer

1. Restart your computer.

Restarting your computer is the basic way. It’s necessary to try this method first; sometimes the simplest turning off and on can fix this error directly.

2. Check internet connection.

Sometimes it happens due to a poor Internet connection, you should check if your Internet connection is working properly.

3. Get verification code from iPhone.

Go to Settings and Tap on [name] > Password & Security > Get verification code.

Get Verification Code

Get Verification Code

4. Check Keychain Access and certificate settings

If both these methods cannot figure it out, try to check Keychain Access and certificate settings. Click Applications > Utilities > Keychain access > Preferences > Certificates. Make sure that both OCSP and CRL are set to the Best attempt.

Check Keychain Access and Certificate Settings

Check Keychain Access and Certificate Settings

Bonus Tip. How to Transfer Data from One iCloud to Another

Maybe you have more than one iCloud account, or you just want to sign up a new iCloud account. In this case, you may need to move some important data between two iCloud accounts, however, how to move content from one iCloud to another iCloud?

A professional transfer tool – AnyTrans can help you easily move iCloud data from one iCloud to another just in several steps. In addition, with powerful functions, AnyTrans enables you to transfer almost all kinds of iOS data like photos, videos, ringtones, messages, contacts, etc. More importantly, it supports multi-directional transmission, for instance, you can transfer data from device to computer, from one device to another, from computer to device/iCloud, from iCloud to iCloud, etc.

Why not download it to have a try?

Add Another iCloud Account and Choose Notes

Add Another iCloud Account

AnyTrans supports signing in to five iCloud accounts at the same time.

The Bottom Line

All solutions on how to fix an error connecting to the Apple ID Server have been listed above, hope there is one that can help you figure it out. At last, do not forget to have a try on AnyFix to solve there was an error connecting to the apple id server. 

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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