App Store asking for the password of an Apple ID account that is deleted?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Puga2, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Puga2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2014

    My old Apple ID account has been deleted and signed out of my iPhone (in iCloud and iTunes/app settings). New account has been logged in.

    Yet when I try to update/download apps from App Store app, my phone still asks for the password to the old account that doesn't exist anymore!

    I put in my old password and of course it doesn't work. What can I do?

    I also have a factory unlock on my phone, completed in the uk.

    Thank you!
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    When you buy or download an app, it is associated with the Apple ID used at that time. If it's necessary to ask for a passcode, it will ask for one that was used to purchase the app. That's on of many reasons that it is not advisable to change Apple IDs.
  3. azhava macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    ^ This. I changed Apple IDs and had a couple apps left on my phone which were downloaded under a prior Apple ID, causing the phone to ask for the old account password each time I updated/reloaded those apps. The solution was to figure out which apps they were, delete them and re-download them under my current Apple ID.
  4. Puga2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2014

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