Stop iOS Asking to “Verify iCloud Password”
Many iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users are annoyed with a constant message asking to “Verify iCloud Password: iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password.”, the popup dialog shows up randomly but most often when unlocking a device after periods of inactivity.
Clicking OK and entering the password makes it go away for the time being, but it generally comes right back after another period of inactivity.
The solution to this persistent password verification message is fairly simple. When you see the dialog, click “OK” when the popup shows, and rather than entering the password click “Cancel” and do the following procedure instead:
- Open Settings and tap on “iCloud”
- Tap the Account name and delete the stored password, then reenter the iCloud password and click “Done” to verify
- Close out of Settings
This resolved the problem for me, but if you’re still geting nagged about the iCloud password you may need to just reset all iPhone settings and restore from a backup.
Note that some users have to reboot their devices for this nag to finally go away, but that is not always necessary.