How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on iPhone/iPad/Mac

Does your iCloud password not working? Not able to log-in with your iCloud account? Here, in this guide, we have covered several solutions for users to resolve this issue.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 27, 2020

Several iOS users have reported that my iCloud password doesn’t t work and users can’t sign-in to their iCloud account. Whenever they tried to log-in, a popup message appears again and again to log-in. The icloud password not working is actually a bug and it is called iCloud sign-in loop. Users get stuck in the iCloud login loop which is making them frustrated and annoyed.

Why users are facing this problem? It might be because of the iCloud server down. As many Mac, iPhone and iPad users are going through this annoying issue. That’s why we come up with various methods to fix this issue.

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How to Fix iCloud Password Not Working on Mac

The methods to fix iCloud password not working problem is different for Mac and iPhone/iPad users. Here, we have mentioned methods for both users.

Method 1. Disable iCloud Sync

The first method that you try to fix the issue is to disable the iCloud sync on your Mac. This method works for many users and hopefully; it works for you as well.

To turn off iCloud sync on Mac, follow the below steps:

Open the “System Preferences” > Go to the “iCloud” option > Uncheck all the categories which are under iCloud.

Method 2. Sign-Out and Sign-in Again

You can also try to sign-out from your iCloud and then, again sign-in back to see if issue resolved or not. Thus, below are the steps how you can do on Mac:

Open the “Apple Menu” on your Mac > Open “System Preferences” > Choose “iCloud” > Click on the “Sign Out” button.

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Sign-Out and Sign-in Again

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Sign-Out and Sign-in Again

Method 3. Ensure Two-Step Verification is Enabled

If your iCloud passwords not working on Mac then make sure that you have enabled the two-step verification on Mac. Wondering what is two-step verification? It is an additional security layer for your iCloud account.

To check and turn on two-step verification, follow the below steps on your Mac:

Go to the “System Preferences” on your Mac > Click on the “iCloud” and then, move to the “Account Details” and here, you need to enter your Apple ID.

Click on the “Security” tab > Click on the “Two-Factor Authentication” to enable it.

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Two-Step Verification

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Two-Step Verification

Method 4. Delete iCloud Cache Files

Another method you can try to fix the issue is deleting iCloud cache files on your Mac. Maybe it works for you and you can come out of the iCloud login loop bug.

Step 1. Run the “Finder” on your Mac > Choose your “User” folder.

Step 2. Open the “Finder” window > Choose “Options”.

Step 3. Select “Show Library Folder” > Select libraries > Go to Library/Folder > Remove “Caches” folder.

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Delete iCloud Cache Files

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Delete iCloud Cache Files

Step 4. Go to Library/Application Support/ folder > Remove “iCloud” folder > Go to Library/Preferences/Folder > Trash “MobileMeAccounts.plist” files.

Method 5. Check Software Updates

Sometimes, updating software can solve various errors. So, try to update software if updates are available and again try to login to your iCloud to see if problem iCloud password not working is fixed.

On your Mac, open the App Store > Click on the “Updates” tab. Thereafter, update software for which next update is available.

Method 6. Reset Password for Apple ID

Tried all above methods, now the last method you can try is to reset your Apple ID password. Below are the steps how you can do it:

Step 1. Open the Apple official site and log in to your account > Move to the “Security” section > Select “Change Password”.

Step 2. Type your current password and then, type new password and confirm it > Click on “Change Password”.

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Reset Password

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on Mac via Reset Password

How to Fix iCloud Password Not Working on iPhone/iPad

Method 1. Reboot iPhone/iPad

To fix iCloud password doesn’t t work on iPhone problem, try to reboot your iPhone. Restarting iDevice can solve many problems and maybe it can solve this issue also.

On iPhone 8 or later:

Hold down both volume up or down and power button simultaneously and hold down it until power slider does not appear. Drag the slider and then, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo does not appear.

On iPhone 7 or earlier/ iPad:

Hold down the side button until the power slider does not appear on your iPhone screen. Drag the slider and hold the power button until you don’t see the Apple logo

Method 2. Sign Out and Sign-in Again

Try to sign-out from your iCloud account and after a few minutes, again sign-in back with your iCloud account.

Step 1. Open the settings on your iDevice > Go to [Your Name].

Step 2. Scroll down your device screen > Click on the “Sign Out”. Here, you need to enter a password and then, select Turn off.

Step 3. Again tap on “Sign Out” to confirm you need to sign-out from iCloud.

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on iPhone/iPad via Sign Out

How to Fix: iCloud Password Not Working on iPhone/iPad via Sign Out

Method 3. Update Software

The issue you are facing maybe because you have not updated your device next iOS version. Thus, check if you got next software update and if yes, then update it.

Step 1. Open the settings on your iDevice > Click “General”.

Step 2. Then, tap on the “Software Update”  > Update your iDevice to latest iOS version.

Method 4. Reset Apple ID Password

The last method you can try is resetting Apple ID password on iPhone or iPad if still issue is not gone. To reset the password, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Open the settings > Tap [Your Name] on the top of the screen > Open the “Password & Setting” > Click on “Change Password.

Step 2. Now, enter a current and new password to change it.

Bonus Tip. How to Remove iCloud without Password

If you try to fix iCloud password not working but forgot iCloud password. You may need to try some unlocking tool to remove iCloud password with ease, here I recommend you AnyUnlock. It’s a complete and quick iPhone password unlocker. With the help of AnyUnlock, firstly you can reset Apple ID and iCloud account to create a new one and enjoy Apple services again. Besides, it allows you to unlock iOS screen passcode, decrypt iTunes backup and remove encryption settings as you wish. Also, if you need to find and view passwords on your device, AnyUnlock also can help you find and export as you want.

So why not download AnyUnlock and have a try to remove iCloud password when you don’t remember the password? You can follow the simple steps below to help you out the issue:

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Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock on Mac/PC > Select “Unlock Apple ID” option to get started. This option can help you remove Apple ID and iCloud account from your device.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 2: Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. And click Unlock Now button from the interface below.

Click Unlock Now Button

Click Unlock Now Button

Step 4: Then AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t use your device or launch iTunes during removing.

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

Step 5: When the removing process is completed, you will see the interface as below. Your Apple ID and password associated with your iOS devices was removed, then you may create a new account.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

After the Apple ID gets removed successfully, please DO NOT “Erase All Content and Settings” on the device or restore the device with iTunes/iCloud.

The Bottom Line

Hence, this guide has covered every possible method to fix iCloud password not working on iPad/iPhone/ Mac. And AnyUnlock can help you remove iCloud password if you need it. Hopefully, users can able to resolve the issue on their iDevice by using the above-mentioned methods.

Joy Taylor

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