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There aren't a lot of problems one will experience with iCloud. Of those which do pop-up, the iCloud login loop is perhaps the most annoying. When it happens, you're asked to log into your machine again. Then again.

The good news is that there is a fix that works in the vast majority of cases on all the best Macs, including the 2021 24-inch iMac.

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How to stop iCloud from asking you to sign in on Mac repeatedly

If iCloud is continually bugging you for your login credentials on your Mac even when you're already signed in, the best course of action is to sign out of iCloud, restart your Mac, and sign in again. Here's how to do it.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click Apple ID.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to open System Preferences, then click Apple IDSource: iMore

  3. Click Overview.
  4. Click Sign Out…

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to click Overview, then click Sign Out...Source: iMore

  5. Click any of the checkboxes to remove the check next to any items for which you don't want to keep a copy on your Mac.
  6. Click Keep a Copy.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to click checkboxes, then click Keep a CopySource: iMore

  7. Click Download to download a copy of your photos and videos to your Mac, or Delete from Mac to remove them. Your
  8. Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to click Download or Delete from Mac, then click the Apple logoSource: iMore

  9. Click Restart…

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to click RestartSource: iMore

  10. Sign in to your Mac once it has restarted.
  11. Open System Preferences.
  12. Click Sign In.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to open System Preferences, then click Sign InSource: iMore

  13. Enter your iCloud email address.
  14. Click Next.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to enter your iCloud email address then click NextSource: iMore

  15. Enter your iCloud password.
  16. Click Next.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to enter your iCloud passwordSource: iMore

  17. Enter the one-time code your receive on another device connected to your iCloud account if you have two-factor authentication turned on. You'll now be signed in to iCloud on your Mac.

    Stop iCloud login loop, showing how to enter the one-time codeSource: iMore

Hopefully, these are all the steps you need to squash the iCloud login loop!

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