Suddenly all my devices decided to sign into Messages and FaceTime?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Analog Kid, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

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    For some reason today, all of my devices (iPhone, iPad, and Watch at least) decided to sign into Messages and FaceTime. I can't figure out what triggered it... I didn't update anything, as far as I know.

    Anybody else have this happen?

    If I look at "Devices" under my iCloud account, is that list comprehensive?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You didn't update an iOS or watchOS? After updating to 10.3 all my devices re-signed in.

    Changing your iCloud password can also have this affect.
     
  3. Analog Kid thread starter macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

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    Nope. The phone and Watch aren't even seeing the update yet (iPhone 5 apparently requires iTunes to hold its hand). iPad hasn't been updated, both Macs are still on 10.12.3...

    iCloud password hasn't been changed, at least not intentionally, but I don't see how the devices would sign themselves back in if the password changed.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I changed my password last week and I was given the option to sign out of all devices or keep devices signed in. I click the latter. Upon doing so, I got a message on each of my devices that the other devices had now logged into iMessage and FaceTime. So it appears they auto-log out, updates the password and re-log in on their own.
     
  5. Analog Kid thread starter macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

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    Should I have gotten a notice that my password was changed?

    My earlier password still works, but it does make me wonder if someone was testing access...
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Do you have 2FA or 2Step turned on? I believe Apple sends an email if the password is changed. I'm sure your account is fine and no one is trying to access it, but I only mentioned it because I know updating software or changing passwords can lead to the iMessage/FaceTime signed in pop-ups. So I was just throwing that out there.
     
  7. Analog Kid thread starter macrumors 601

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    Good point, two factor should have thrown up a flag. Odd. Thanks for the ideas, though!
     

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