Solved: iCloud sign-in keeps popping up [PC, Mac]

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  • The iCloud sign in the pop-up loop on Mac and PC is a common bug.
  • You can resolve the issue by performing a few troubleshooting steps as discussed in the article below.
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iCloud sign in keeps popping up [PC, Mac]

If your Apple device has received a major update, iCloud will ask you to sign in with your iCloud credentials after the update.

However, at times the iCloud sign-in keeps popping up, no matter how many times you try to enter the login details.

This is a common bug that has affected Apple devices and including the iPhone and iPad. If your iCloud login keeps popping up, this is the article you need.

Follow the steps in the article to fix the iCloud sign-in loop bug on PC and Mac.

How can I stop the iCloud sign-in pop up in Windows 10?

1. Check for service outage

iCloud sign in keeps popping

  1.  Open Apple’s system status page on your Mac.
  2. Under the System Status section, go through all the services.
  3. Check if the iCloud service is active or down. Services tagged green is active.
  4. If the iCloud service is down, you can contact Apple support to resolve the issue.

In most cases, the service outage issues will get resolved in a couple of hours. So, wait till the services are back up again and check for any improvements.

Our recommendation: Just wait!

That may sound strange, but waiting for a couple of minutes seems to have finally helped the user log in and stopped the pop-up.


2. Verify your Apple ID payment information

iCloud sign in keeps popping

  1. On your Mac, open App Store.
  2. Click on your profile and select View Information.
  3. Click on Manage Payments next to Payment Information.
  4. Here you can add or remove a payment method.

You may not be able to edit or update payment information if you are a part of Family Sharing. In such cases, ask the family organizer to update the payment method to stop iCloud sign in pop up in Windows 10 and Mac.

Verify card details

For some users, the issue seems to have occurred due to payment details. In such cases, try verifying your card details that are associated with your Apple ID.

Login to your Keychain on your Mac and check if you have multiple entries with the same login credentials. Delete any duplicate entries to resolve the issue.


3. Check your network for issues

Restart your Apple device

iCloud sign in keeps popping

  1. Press the Power key and then select Shutdown.
  2. Let the device turn off completely.
  3. Turn it back on and connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Perform a network restart

iCloud sign in keeps popping

  1. Turn off your network modem or Wi-Fi router.
  2. Pull the power cord and leave the router idle for a minute.
  3. Connect the power cord and power on your modem.
  4. Once back on, reconnect your Mac or PC to network and check for any improvements.

The iCloud login loop bug is often caused by an unstable network connection. Try to restart your Apple device, as well as your network device to fix the issue.


4. Sign out of iCloud

icloud login keeps popping up

  1. On your Mac, open the Apple menu.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Click on Sign Out and confirm the action.
  5. Go to the Apple menu, and select Restart.
  6. After the restart, sign in to your iCloud account.

Enable Keychain

icloud login keeps popping up

  1. On your Mac, open the Apple menu.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select iCloud from the context menu.
  4. Scroll down to Keychain and check if Keychain is enabled.
  5. If not, enable Keychain and enter your password.
  6. You may have to enter your password a few times.

Add a stronger password for Apple ID

icloud login keeps popping up

  1. Open the Apple ID page.
  2. Find the Security section.
  3. Click on Change Password.
  4. Enter your current Apple ID password.
  5. Enter your new Apple ID password.
  6. Click on Change Password.

Try to sign in to your iCloud account with the new password. Just make sure you are using a strong password. It is possible that the pop up was occurring because your Apple ID password was not secure enough.

The iCloud sign-in keeps popping up issue usually occurs due to a bug that can be resolved by performing a few common troubleshooting steps listed in the article. Let us know which method helped you resolve the issue in the comments.