iOS 9.1 keeps asking for iCloud password every time I turn on iPhone

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  1. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Does anyone else's iPhone ask for their iCloud password every single time they turn on their iPhone? This started happening after I updated to iOS 9.1.
     
  2. raab macrumors member

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    I had this with 9.1 pb5 and intermittently with 9.1
     
  3. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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  4. kingdom23 macrumors regular

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    Happens to me as well. Pop-up appears.
     
  5. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Not every time but I've had to enter it far more often than should ever be the case.
     
  6. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Looks like it's a bug for some people. Hope they fix this soon!
     
  7. ok3wire macrumors member

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    It's 'all iCloud, all the time' now for Apple apparently.

    They seem absolutely determined to ram this crap down everyone's throats whether we want it or not.
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    You aren't forced to use it.
     
  9. ok3wire macrumors member

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    I try my absolute best not to. In fact, I avoid "the cloud" like the plague. Never once have I enabled it when setting up a new computer, a new phone or even when installing a simple software upgrade. But Apple nevertheless seems to be on some sort of holy quest to make it a feature that's impossible to avoid. And the worst part is that they now foist it on you in new and different ways without even telling you that they're doing so.

    Case in point - I recently purchased three movies from the iTunes Store with the intent that they would provide a nice diversion on a long plane flight I had scheduled. I purchased the movies, downloaded the movies and even played a small portion of the beginning of the movies to ensure that they had all downloaded correctly. No mention of any goddamned cloud was made at ANY point in this process. A couple of days later I board my flight and, no sooner than I've reached cruising altitude, I discover all the movies are completely missing from my iPhone. There is no trace of them. It's as if they were never purchased.

    As soon as I was back on the ground (and had coverage), subsequent investigations revealed that they were "in the cloud" waiting to be downloaded to my mobile device. How is that possible? I purchased them on my mobile device. I had already viewed portions of them on my mobile device. I never once encountered any mention of the cloud when making or downloading my purchase. It's maddening the way they insinuate this crap into your life without the tiniest shred of permission. I pay good money to Apple to purchase devices with sufficient amounts of memory that I don't have to deal with any cloud. All I ask is that they quit trying to shove it down my throat at every turn.
     
  10. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    Yeah this happens to me every time my phone gets turned off/on, thought it was a bug but perhaps its just their way of adding more security? Its not often that people let their phone batteries die nowadays so the usage case might be a lost and found phone, preventing anyone from having access to your data.

    In any case, it is slightly annoying....
     
  11. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I doubt that is the case, since I can choose "not now" and the message goes away sometimes. Strange and annoying.
     
  12. AJClayton macrumors 6502

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    This is quite annoying. My wife gets this message every day when she starts up her iPhone 5s, I get it less often but still see it sometimes when I start up my iPhone 6s Plus in the morning. Suddenly, my iPad 3 started doing it too. This never happened until very recently, and I'm wondering if it's got something to do with "Family" as I created a family calendar for my wife and I to share and it's been happening ever since I did that.

    Could be a coincidence, of course, but whatever it is I hope they sort it out soon!
     
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    When it promps up after restart, just close it. Open settings/icloud and open your account info, enter password and that's all.
     
  15. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I can do that too, but I noticed that when I do, it disables iMessage and FaceTime on my Mac mini, so I have to log-in every time. It's definitely a bug, and I'm not too happy about it :mad:
     
  16. AlexNice macrumors newbie

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    Yes, me too
    Happens after i restart my iPhone
     
  17. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 are conditioning users to expect uninitiated pop-up dialogs that request security information i.e. their iCloud password(s). Pretty soon users will quit reading the fine print in the dialog and just type their iCloud password, so they can get back to doing whatever. This will make them vulnerable to malware mimicking Apple’s dialog. And given that Apple’s iCloud pop-up dialog boxes appear to be random, the malicious code could be embedded in a web page.

    —GetRealBro
     
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    It keeped asking me, but I think I fixed it for me.

    What I did: Settings -> iCloud -> Tap on your Name(iCloudAccount) -> and type in your Password.
    I closed Settings and it was gone. Havent had a Popup since then.

    Can anyone confirm this fix?
     
  20. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I share your view 100%!
    Following the same "avoid the cloud by all means" policy. At least trying.
     
  21. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I did that, but when I restarted my phone it happened again.
     
  22. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You're right, I've tried that before and it will ask for my iCloud password after a reboot every single time.

    At this point, I'm convinced that it's an iOS 9.1 bug, and I'm not sure if iOS 9.2 fixes it.
     
  23. haginile macrumors member

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    There is a chance that this is just a new security measure.
     
  24. mulatosnarf macrumors member

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    That's my thought

    It seems to be
     
  25. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps, but choosing "not now" does not deactivate iCloud, so what would be the purpose?
     

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