Ever since trying "Two-Factor Authentication" about a month ago, I've been plagued by false security alerts/forced password resets. My Apple ID has been locked 5+ times for doing routine things related to iCloud, like logging in and out of iCloud on an iPad or Mac. A couple of times it ended up in a loop whereby it would force me to reset my AppleID password only to lock me out upon completing the reset. Not only do I then have to change the password in iCloud, but also separately in the iTunes store, the Keychain and iMessage. Then repeat this for every Apple Device I use. Despite turning off Two-Factor Authentication, the plague stuck with me. I'm onto my 10th or so password change (5 separate occasions with aforementioned loop error), despite following normal protocol for logging in and out of accounts. Yesterday, I switched iPads, sold one, bought a new one, and upon entering my credentials in the new iPad, I again found my account locked. Each time running thru the reset procedure, either via email or security questions and then being forced to change password to a previously unused one. This is driving me nuts! I've contacted Apple and they've escalated this case, since in the 15 years prior I've never encountered this behaviour. Is anyone else seeing "server timeouts", "Apple ID locked" for no good reason? The last straw today was trying to add an email address to the iMessage account "can be reached by" list. One of the emails happened to be an alias of another Apple ID I use. It first reported an error stating, that I cannot use email addresses from 2 different Apple IDs in the same list, but then proceeded to lock me out again. WTF ? On a side note, I also find that recently more often than not I have to enter my Apple ID password twice or three times in iTunes for it to stick. No it's not a mistype, otherwise an error would be reported, but upon entering the pw successfully the 1st time, it prompts me again and sometimes a 3rd time, then logging me in.