On my iPhone (iOS 15.5), the Settings app displays a notification "Update Apple ID Settings".

Notification "Update Apple ID Settings"

When I open it, I get informed that "Some account services will not be available until you sign in again".

"Some account services will not be available until you sign in again"

When I tap to Continue, first I get requested to enter my Apple ID Password:

Enter Apple ID Password

Then I get requested to enter my iPhone Passcode:

Enter iPhone Passcode

Finally I get a prompt to enter my Mac Password:

Enter Mac Password

... and this is where the process seems to fail for me…

The dialog reports Incorrect Password, while I'm convinced that I entered my Mac password correctly. Yes, I already retried several times. I also tried with my previous Mac password, but it did not help.

Enter Mac Password: Incorrect Password

I do want the end-to-end encryption to continue working between my devices - how can I get rid of this nagging "Update Apple ID Settings" notification?

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    Note: It turned out iCloud was still using my penultimate Mac password for end-to-end encryption.
    – Pierre F
    Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 8:26

1 Answer 1


Apparently, the following procedure did the trick for me:

  1. On my Mac (macOS 12.5), sign out of Apple ID, then sign in again.

    Note: This required entering my iPhone Passcode on my Mac.

  2. Then, to confirm that the current Mac password is used for end-to-end encryption, sign out of Apple ID on my iPhone (while keeping a copy of data on this iPhone), and sign in again (while uploading and merging data on this iPhone with iCloud).

    Note: Curiously I didn't get asked for my current Mac password this time…

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