I just encountered a case where launching a pre-installed app in iOS asks for my Apple ID password. If I choose not to the enter the password, the app is minimized. Here's what I am encountering.
I can't enter the password because I don't know the password. My Apple ID password is managed by a password manager. While I was able to get out of the loop by copy/pasting the password over iCloud from another device, this interaction raised a couple questions:
What is causing the apps from not launching and asking for password?
Why on tapping cancel, the app is minimized?
I was unable to find a reason for this phenomenon. I don't know how to recreate the scenario, but have observed it a few times a while back.
I am running iOS 12.1.2.