Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:08 PM   #1
chainprayer
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Send a message via AIM to chainprayer
New 4S prompting for strange iTunes passwords

I just got a new iPhone 4s and restored everything from my iCloud backup. My phone keeps asking me for iTunes passwords for 4 iTunes logins, none of which are familiar to me.

The emails are:
kat-----@u---.edu
arb-----@c-----.net
sky------@g----.com
meg----@w-----.edu

I googled the first, and found a Yahoo Answers question saying someone had the same issue with the same email address, but the question was closed. Any insight to this strange issue? It's hard to use my new iPhone when it prompts me for these passwords every 3 minutes.
__________________
ViralPixel.net

Last edited by chainprayer; Nov 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM. Reason: Masked emails
chainprayer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:17 PM   #2
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I just backed up my Iphone 4S via iCloud and it prompted me for passwords to random Apple IDs as well.

I thought it was odd and I just kept pressing the Home Button and pressing cancel.

And please remove those emails from your post. You don't want to be giving out other people's email addresses.
chris2k5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:19 PM   #3
chainprayer
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Send a message via AIM to chainprayer
Did you get it to stop? I got my phone at noon today and it still comes up constantly!
__________________
ViralPixel.net
chainprayer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:22 PM   #4
alectheking
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: cali coast
On two of my 4S I also had completely random email logins upon restoring from iCloud, 2 totally separate backups and accounts. Both were asking for the same random email address which I had never seen, even after a clean restore! It did stop once I logged into the correct ones under settings.
alectheking is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:24 PM   #5
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by chainprayer View Post
Did you get it to stop? I got my phone at noon today and it still comes up constantly!
I got mine to stop by pressing the Home Button and pressing cancel. I might have plugged it into my Mac as well.
chris2k5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:46 PM   #6
chainprayer
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Send a message via AIM to chainprayer
I cancel it every time, and I just did a sync by wifi. Still getting them
__________________
ViralPixel.net
chainprayer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 11:54 PM   #7
Jimbo47
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I read somewhere that if you have any type of music on your phone that you got from another person (who authorized your iTunes account to play the music or however it works (I never understood how authorization works)) that you will get random prompts with an email address and a password. The email address displayed belongs to whoever you got some of your music from.

Although some people seem to be getting these prompts without having any authorized content from another person on their device.
Jimbo47 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2011, 12:06 AM   #8
Pooshka
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fun fact:

Did you know that if you restore using iTunes, none of the above will happen.
Pooshka is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2011, 12:08 AM   #9
alectheking
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: cali coast
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pooshka View Post
Fun fact:

Did you know that if you restore using iTunes, none of the above will happen.
I read and received it as a ****** opinion.
alectheking is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2011, 12:17 AM   #10
ryguy2303
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I had the same problem at the Apple store when I restored from iCloud backup. They said it was a bug that many people were encountering when restoring from iCloud. Restore from iTunes to fix!
ryguy2303 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Asking for random iTunes passwords? jahall05 iOS 7 5 Mar 23, 2014 12:10 AM
iCloud is prompting me with my old Apple ID. How do I change this? TH55 iPhone 18 Feb 12, 2014 08:08 PM
iTunes Gifts from other people - constant asking for their passwords? ImAliveUK iOS 7 3 Jun 27, 2013 03:15 AM
iPhone: Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now. lockness Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 3 Feb 4, 2013 06:05 PM
Apple not resetting itunes passwords/security questions?!?! jmichael99 iOS 5 and earlier 2 Sep 4, 2012 01:50 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC