Have you come across the “there was an error connecting to the apple id server” message on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac whenever you try logging in using your Apple ID? Well, if you are facing this issue, then this post is meant for you.
The main causes are your internet connection or the time and date settings on your iPhone, iPad, or computer. I will guide you step by step on the methods you can follow to solve this problem. Please try out these two methods which have worked on different devices.
Update your iPhone’s Date & Time
Sometimes when your iPhone or iPad has been off for quite some time or you have just replaced the sim card, you will encounter the “there was an error connecting to the apple id server” message whenever you use your Apple ID.
This is because the time on your online Apple ID service doesn’t correspond to the time on your device. In this case, follow these steps to fix the Apple ID connection error:
- Tap on settings
- Select general
- Find and select date and time
- Select Set Automatically
- Enter the correct time zone if needed
Once you have set your time zone, go to the specific app that you were using and try logging in with your Apple ID. It should work fine, but if it doesn’t, then proceed to the following step.
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Configure your internet connection
An error in connecting to the Apple ID server can be brought about by your internet configuration. In such a situation, some apps are able to connect to the internet while others cannot.
In this case, the app you are trying to use cannot establish a connection to the internet. Here is how to fix the apple ID connection error by adjusting your internet configuration:
- Disconnect your iPhone from the Wi-Fi
- Switch to your SIM card’s mobile data
- Restart the app you were trying to use before getting the error
- Log in with your Apple ID
- If it logs in, then restart your router
- Connect your iPhone
- Switch off your mobile data
- Try logging in with your Wi-Fi again
- Ensure that the application you are trying to use has access to your internet connection
The methods above have worked for iPhone 5, 6, 7, and 8. If they don’t work for you, then please leave a comment below and we’ll help you find a better fix. If you have a better or an alternate solution, then make sure to leave it in the comment section.
Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
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