Why there was an Error Connecting to Apple ID Server?

The error statement “Verification failed. There was an error connecting to the Apple ID server” is one of the most common and troublesome error notifications whenever attempting to authenticate to the ID server of Apple.

Moreover, a lot of iPhone and Mac users have confronted these types of issue on the system. You may encounter this annoying technical glitch due to poor internet connection, incorrect computer time setting, erroneous Keychain Access and improper certificate settings. 

However, if you are stuck with this same error notification and wondering how to fix it. Then, pat your back as you have dropped on the right page.

Here, in this informative post, we will walk you through some of the most effective and easiest troubleshooting hacks by which you can easily get rid of this annoying technical glitch on your own. 

Error Connecting to the Apple ID Server: Quick and Effective Fixes      

You can easily resolve this troublesome technical glitch by some easy troubleshooting fixes and you do not even require any extra technical knowledge or ideas to execute the troubleshooting ways and steps.

However, you will find several types of ways and steps to troubleshoot this common technical glitch. But, you need to perform some effective ways which can ensure the optimal solution in no time.

Here, in this passage, we have described some effective ways to diagnose this issue. Thus, without delaying too much. Let’s get into the solutions directly.  

Way 1: Update the Time and Date

This is the most fundamental method that you should try to resolve this annoying technical glitch. Moreover, you need to make sure that the date and time of the system is set properly.

On this note, check the below-stated steps:

  1. At first, you need to go to the Settings of the system. 
  2. Tap on the General option in the Settings menu. 
  3. Choose the Date and Time option in the general menu.
  4. In this step, you need to turn on the toggle Set Automatically and ensure you have chosen the correct time zone.
  5. After completing all the above-mentioned steps, restart the system for good measure. 
  6. Now, check the system to verify that the error notification is resolved or not. 

Way 2: Sign Out from iTunes & App Store

By performing this method, you can fix several minor technical bugs of the system. Moreover, this is not a troublesome task. You just require to follow some easy steps.

Therefore, take a look at the below-mentioned passage in detail to know the steps on how to sign out from the iTunes application and app store.

  1. At first, launch the Settings app. 
  2. After that, try to open the iTunes application & App Stores.
  3. Then, hit your Apple ID. you may find your ID at the top right corner. 
  4. Now, you will get a pop-up window which shows up on the screen. 
  5. Next, you need to select sign out from that pop-up window.
  6. Whenever it sings you out, sign back in with the help of your Apple ID.

Way 3: Log out and Log into Your Wi-Fi

In case, the above-mentioned method did not work for you. Then, try this method in order to fix this frustrating technical glitch. You need to log out and log into your wifi network to fix such type of connectivity issues.

On this note, go through the following section:

  1. At first, you need to go to the Settings menu. 
  2. Choose the Wi-Fi option in the Settings menu. 
  3. Select the info button which is next to your Wi-Fi network
  4. Ta[p on the Forget This Network option.
  5. Choose the Forget button whenever prompted to verify your choice.
  6. Now, it’s time to turn off the network of your Wi-Fi. Now, you need to wait for a minute while and again turn on the Wi-Fi.
  7. Choose the same Wi-Fi network whenever the networks of the Wi-Fi show up.
  8. After that, you may require to write the password of the Wi-Fi network to choose the Wi-Fi network and log in.  

Way 4: Reset Network Settings

Are you still facing the same technical glitch? You need to try to reset the network settings of the iPhone. Moreover, you need to keep in your mind that the procedure will not delete any data from the memory for the phone.

This process will only delete the network settings and passwords of the Wi-Fi network. To reset the settings of the network, check out the following steps:

  1. At first, you need to go to the Settings of the system. 
  2. Tap on the General option in the Settings menu.
  3. Now, scroll down to the bottom and choose the Reset section. 
  4. After that, select the Reset Network Settings option. You need to enter the password of the network if needed. 
  5. Now, a pop-up dialog box will show up on the screen. Choose the Reset network settings button in the pop-up dialog box to confirm your choice. 
  6. Tap on the Ok button.

Way 5: Change Your Apple ID Password

In case, the password of your Apple ID is old, then it may not meet Apple’s recommendations for security purposes. Moreover, there is a high chance that this can be the cause of verification issues.

Fortunately, you can easily replace it on any device along with an internet connection. To change the password of your Apple ID, go through the following steps:

  1. At first, go to the Apple ID website. 
  2. After that, tap on the Manage your Apple ID option on the website. Now, you need to sign in with your Apple account by entering the correct ID and Password of the account. 
  3. After signing in to your Apple account, tap on the Password and Security option. You may get this option in the left menu of the screen.
  4. Now, you need to answer all the security type questions of your Apple account. This process will verify your identity. (Here, in this step, you can also enter the particular number or code that Apple sends to your mobile phone.)
  5. After that, tap on the Change Password option. Now, you will get a new page on the screen. 
  6. In the new screen, enter the current (old) password of your Apple account. 
  7. After that, write a new password for your Apple account. Write the password twice to confirm the new password for your Apple account.
  8. Tap on the Ok button to save the changes that you have made on the password screen. 
  9. Whenever the page allows it, you will require to update the new password on all your Apple Devices.
  10. Reboot the system after completing all the steps. 

Now, you should be capable to log into your iCloud account by utilizing any Apple Device. If the troublesome issue still persists, it is advised to move out to the below solutions. 

Way 6: Force Restart

In case, the above-mentioned methods did not work for you, then you can try to force restart your Apple device.

However, If you are not familiar with the forced restart process of your Apple device, then you will be able to know how to perform this action on your particular Apple device model in the below passage:

For iPhone 6S, 6S Plus or below iPhone Models/iPod Touches and iPads:

The below-described steps are for iPhone 6S, 6S Plus or below iPhone Models and iPad touches and iPads:

  1. At first, press and hold down the Power button and at the same time press down the Home button of your Apple device. Now, you will get an Apple logo on the screen of your device. 
  2. After completing the restart process, you need to try to sign into iClound to see that the issue is resolved or not. 

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Models 

The below-described steps are for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models:

  1. At first, press and hold down the Power button and at the same time press down the Volume Down button of your Apple device. You need to keep the buttons pressed for at least 10 seconds. Now, you will get an Apple logo on the screen of your device. 
  2. After completing the restart process, you need to try to sign into iCloud to see that the issue is resolved or not. 

For iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Models

The below-described steps are for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Models:

  1. For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X the forced restarting process is quite different than other iPhone models. At first, press down the Volume Up button of the Apple device and quickly release it. After that, again, press down the Volume Down button of the Apple device and quickly release it. 
  2. Press down and hold the Power button of the Apple device. Now, you will get an Apple logo on the screen of your device. 
  3. After you successfully completed the above-mentioned steps, verify if the Apple device is back to normal as before.  

Summing it Up

That’s all! We hope that this informative article comes in helpful and assist you to eradicate this annoying issue of connecting to the Apple ID server. Try the above-stated effective and easy troubleshooting hacks and see which one is giving you the ultimate solution in no time.

In case, you face any confusion or trouble, then please let us know in the comment section below.