If you are dealing with the “Confirm iPhone Passcode” message popping up continuously on your iPhone or iPad after iOS 16 update you are not alone. The complete notification message says:
Confirm iPhone Passcode
To continue using iCloud, confirm your iPhone passcode.
Confirm iPhone Passcode iOS 16 Notification Error
This suspicious and annoying behavior has been reported by a number of users. For example,
A user named Carl says:
Confirm iPad passcode to keep using iCloud keeps showing over and over again after this update! Can anyone help?
Similarly, a user on Reddit says,
Ever since I upgraded to 16.3 beta 1, I am constantly getting prompts to confirm my passcode to continue using iCloud.
The Apple Discussion Forum is no different. A user says,
I’m getting an alert in settings asking me to confirm my iPhone passcode. It says that I recently changed my passcode but I haven’t. I’ve been using the same passcode for years.
Fix “Confirm iPhone Passcode” Error Message
The error message that pops up expands to the following details upon opening:
Confirm your iPhone passcode to keep using iCloud. You recently changed the passcode you use to unlock this iPhone. This passcode also protects access to data stored in iCloud.
In reality, this message should popup in situation if you have recently changed your iPhone or iPad’s password. But due to some iOS 16-related bug, many of the users keep getting this message as spam.
Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to troubleshoot this issue. Let’s discuss them.
1. Remove the Configuration Profile
If you have a configuration profile installed on your device, such as a beta profile, it may be causing unexpected behavior. Follow these steps to remove it:
1. Open the Settings app and go to General.
2. Scroll down to “VPN & Device Management.”
3. Tap the Configuration Profile.
4. Select “Remove Profile.”
5. Finally, restart your device.
If the issue persists after removing the configuration profile, move on to the next solution.
2. Check your Payment Info
An expired or invalid payment method can also trigger the Confirm iPhone Passcode request. Here’s how to check and update your payment information:
1. Open the Settings app and tap on your Apple ID.
2. Go to “Payment & Shipping.”
3. Review the available Payment Methods and update or remove any expired or invalid cards.
If the issue still persists, try the next solution.
3. Change your password
If the problem continues to occur, you may need to reconfigure your iPhone Passcode. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to Settings and tap on the “Face ID & Passcode” option.
2. Enter your current passcode.
3. Scroll down and select “Change Passcode.”
4. Enter your old passcode again.
5. Enter a new passcode that you will remember easily.
Have these solutions helped you resolve the “Confirm iPhone Passcode” issue on your iPhone or iPad? If you have any other suggestions or issues to report, please share your feedback in the comments below.