How to Fix: My iPad Keeps Asking for My iCloud Password

Repeated password requests

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The iCloud software ties closely with the iOS operating system on your iPad. When iCloud account experiences problems, you may not sync properly with Apple's cloud services, so it's important to troubleshoot the problem instead of dismissing a repeated sign-in screen.

First, though, verify that the iPad is asking for the iCloud password and not requesting you sign into your Apple ID. If the iPad keeps asking you to sign into your Apple ID or your iPad Account, follow the steps for correcting that specific problem.

These instructions apply to all currently supported versions of iOS.

How to Deal With Repeated Requests to Sign Into iCloud

iCloud Sign Out button on iOS

First, reboot the iPad. This simple task can solve most problems.

If Rebooting the iPad Doesn't Work

Try signing out of iCloud and signing back into the service. This procedure resets iCloud's authentication with Apple's servers. 

From Settings > iCloud, tap Sign Out.

Before signing out, the iPad will ask if you want to keep the information on your iPad or delete it. You should choose to keep the information on your iPad. If you have to Find My iPad enabled, you will be asked to type in your password to turn if off. 

It may take a few seconds to sign out of iCloud. When it is finished, the iCloud settings screen will revert to a sign-in screen.

Sign in to iCloud. This process should correct the problem, but if you are still prompted to sign in to iCloud repeatedly, go through these steps again and delete the information from the iPad rather than keep it. The information is still stored in the cloud and will be restored when your sign back into iCloud.