4 Tips to Fix “Update Apple ID Settings” Issue on iPhone and iPad

Of all the problems I have ever encountered on an iPhone, the “Update Apple ID Settings” error has been most annoying to me, along with the ill-fated Wi-Fi and unexpected battery drain. While I’m always prepared to sort out complex issues, the uncertainty about what causes the issue drives me nuts. Fortunately, there are a handful of viable solutions that often work in fixing the “update Apple ID settings” issue on iPhone and iPad. Given how prevalent this red update notification is, sharing these handy tips makes a lot of sense.

Tips to Fix “Update Apple ID Settings” Issue on iPhone and iPad

Before getting started with the tips, let’s first understand why the alert pops up!

What Causes the Red “Update Apple ID Settings” Alert to Appear?

Though the update notification mostly appears due to incomplete or expired information, in some rare cases, the alert shows up without any reason. Even after you have updated your Apple ID information, the red notification continues to be stuck there. And that’s what creates a lot of confusion.

Thus, you will have to try out multiple solutions to get rid of the “Update Apple ID Settings” notification on iOS 14. Let’s hoping one of them clicks, and you can finally keep that alert away.

1. Enter Apple ID Password

In some cases, the update Apple ID settings notification tends to go away when you enter your current Apple ID password. As this trick has worked for me on a few occasions, I recommend you try this out first before moving to the tips below.

Tap on the Update Apple ID notification. Then, click on Continue. After that, enter your Apple ID password and quit the settings menu. If the notification goes away, the chances are high that you have successfully fixed the red Apple ID update notification.

2. Ensure That Your Apple ID Information is Updated

If your Apple ID information is incomplete or your credit card details have expired, the red update alert will show and remind you to take action. Therefore, make sure to update the information.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap on your profile photo at the top. Next, tap on Payment and Shipping. Now, take a look at the payment methods. If you see “Failed” next to your credit/debit card, it’s time to update the payment method.

Update Apple ID on iPhone and iPhone

You can tap on the ‘Add Payment Method’ and then go through the instructions to add a new payment method. Besides, tap on the Add Shipping Address and ensure that the shipping address is updated.

Also, double-check your Apple ID email address and phone number to ensure they are updated (Profile -> Name, Phone Numbers, Email).

3. Sign Out of Apple ID and Sign Back In

Another reliable solution I would recommend you give a try is to sign out of Apple ID and sign back in. A fresh sign-in may help in fixing the problem.

When you sign out of iCloud, you get an option to keep a copy of the information that you store in iCloud on your device. Be sure to keep a copy of your essential information so that it can remain secure.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. After that, tap on your profile photo. Then, scroll down and tap on Sign Out. If you have turned on Find My iPhone/iPad, you will need to enter your Apple ID password to proceed.

sign out of apple account on iPhone

Next, sign in using your Apple ID and password. Now, check out if you have finally got rid of the notification.

4. Update Software on Your iPhone and iPad

If none of the tips above worked in fixing the “Update Apple ID Settings” issue, try updating the software? The issue could very well be due to a miscellaneous bug. Given how rampant bugs have become in recent iOS builds, it wouldn’t be wise to rule out the possibility.

Update software on iOs

Head over to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad -> General -> Software Update. Now, download and install the latest version of iOS/iPadOS on your device.

Troubleshoot Update Apple ID Settings Problem on iPhone and iPad

That’s it! I guess you have put that annoying Apple ID update notification to rest. But before you take a sigh of relief, make sure to let me know the trick that worked for you. Your valuable feedback may help other users who are stuck with the “Update Apple ID Settings” notification. Besides, let me know any other tips or workarounds that helped you fix this annoying problem.

comment Comments 5
  • 7jrs7 says:

    “This is just another way for Apple to control us and our information. They want me to put everything on the cloud and that will never happen because China has the software to read all our information on the cloud.”

    Agree with Lorraine comment above -> by Now, should be a fix if Apple wanted to fix it!

  • Ken says:

    No joy here- I have tried every possible solution I can find online, short of Resetting All Data. Nothing works. Very frustrating!

  • Joneyeri says:

    I tried all possible ways. But finally, I used TunesKit to fix the issue quickly.

  • Lorraine says:

    Btw, the Google ads on both sides of you website prevent 25% of your content to be hidden.

  • Lorraine says:

    Yah… no. This did absolutely nothing to help. I sign in, red alert disappears. I walk away, device goes to sleep, I return and find out the red alert is back. So this means EVERY SINGLE TIME THE DEVICE SLEEPS OR I HIT THE HOME BUTTON, I HAVE TO RE-ENTER MY APPLE ID AND PASSWORD. This is just another way for Apple to control us and our information. They want me to put everything on the cloud and that will never happen because China has the software to read all our information on the cloud.

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