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Today I actually wanted to introduce you to an app for the iPhone, but I stumbled across an iOS 16 bug that affects the App Store. With each app download, the Apple ID password is requested again and again. This is not a new bug, it appears with certain updates and upgrades to the iPhone operating system - no one is quite sure why. But even if this error is already known, that doesn't make it any less annoying. Therefore, below you will find a few possible solutions to the problem that you (currently) have under iOS 16 keep entering the Apple ID password in the App Store.
I have on Monday evening installed the iOS 16 upgrade on the iPhone. Today I wanted to download an app from the App Store for the first time to test it for you. I noticed that I was asked for my Apple ID password again and again. So far, I only knew how to press the side button twice (see below) and, if necessary, identification via Face ID. Well, I thought to myself, maybe this is necessary once after the iOS 16 upgrade.
After the second time I got suspicious. And after the third time I started researching. I found several articles and forum posts dealing with the iOS bug about multiple requests for the Apple ID password in the App Store. But I don't have exact figures on the distribution. Feel free to leave a comment if you (do not) get the error. Maybe then we'll at least get an overview of everyone who reads the Sir Apfelot Blog :)
The good old "turn off and then on again“ can help with some problems and bugs. That's why this was my first solution. So I turned the iPhone off, waited 30 seconds, and then turned it back on. Then I opened Apple's marketplace for mobile application software - and lo and behold: it didn't help. When I tried to download an app, my Apple ID password was asked for first, then the download attempt was canceled at some point and verification was asked for again on the next attempt.
You can read here how to switch off or restart your iPhone model:
This attempt at a solution will take a little longer. Because if you log out of the Apple ID and thus from the iCloud, then you have to make sure that certain data is retained. In addition, the "Where is?" function will be suspended while you are logged out. The connection to the other Apple devices is lost. However, when logging in again with the Apple ID, one of these devices should be present, since an authentication code is displayed there. Everything is backed up twice and this procedure takes a few minutes:
Now the question of all questions: Did the whole thing work for me? Yes! At least for now, it seems that logging out and back in Apple ID on iOS 16 will help fix the annoying App Store bug. If it happens to me again in the future and the current elimination was just a stroke of luck, then I'll write it here as an update. As of now, this second attempt at a solution seems to have worked. Hooray! Now I also have that Mactracker and installed the Apple Support app because I had to try it with something :D
Since the problem always occurs with a new or revised version of the Apple operating system for the iPhone, there are now numerous forum threads, guides, video tutorials and other help content intended to help with the fix. In these I found the following approaches for fixing the App Store bug under iOS 16 with constant query of the Apple ID password:
Could I help you with this post? Or do you have any other solutions that worked better or faster for you in addition to the solutions shown? Then leave a comment – also if the App Store works for you without any problems after the iOS 16 upgrade.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.