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Due to what turned out to be a (I assume unrelated) sim card problem, I recently wiped my iPhone 4, and then reinstalled from a backup.

Since then, multiple times per day, my iPhone displays a "iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password" message, and then prompts for my iCloud password. If the correct password is entered, the prompt is dismissed, only to return after a few hours (I've not noticed any specific triggering action I'm performing).

How can I stop this prompt from appearing repeatedly?

Presumably disabling the iCloud backup, as suggested at would do the trick, but I do still want the backup enabled.

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I personally had this same message. I turned off iCloud backups, then turned it back on. Settings > iCloud > Backup. While it did as for my password the firs time, it has not asked since.

If that dons't work, I suggest to again, turn off iCloud backup, delete the backup, then turn it back on.

Settings > iCloud > Backup, turn off

Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, locate the backup, tap edit in the top corner, and delete

Settings > iCloud > Backup, turn on

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If you delete your iCloud account and start a new one it should work again.

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Do you propose to log out and in again, or to really delete the account and setup a new one with a different name/ID? – patrix Feb 5 '12 at 10:07
Really delete the iCloud account and start a new one with diffrence email – Gtmort Feb 5 '12 at 22:03
There are two problems with this "solution" 1) many people can't walk away from purchase history and email and/or the simplicity of one account for all iCloud activities just because a certificate is wrong (or a date is wrong) 2) It's at best a workaround and no cure is found in case it happens again. – bmike Oct 1 '12 at 19:18

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