What is iPhone AKAuthentication Error 7005

AKAuthentication Error 7005 is a verification problem that hinders users from doing a number of things. While some experienced this error when trying to reset their iPhone, others could not sign in to an iCloud account or simply log out Apple ID from an IOS device. The error is usually seen on devices with IOS 13 due to a recent update delivered by Apple. Instead of trying to wait for a fix from the developers, we encourage you to jump into our tutorial below and follow instructions that are likely to get you rid of the problem. Most of the fixes presented below turned out effective and received positive feedback from other error 7005 victims who tried them.

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Sometimes resolving the errors is out of our control and possibilities. This is where third-party tools can make a great impact on aiding the users. If you are facing bugs like AKAuthentication Error 7005, but fail to benefit from any of the manual steps, try using Tenorshare ReiBoot – a great recovery tool designed for resolving errors like that. Get to know how one can use it to address the errors and restore a device successfully:

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  1. Download and install ReiBoot for either Mac or Windows.
  2. Once done, open the app and plug your device into the computer.
  3. The program should recognize your device and offer a couple of options.
  4. Choose Standard if you simply want to update your device or Deep repair if you want to fully restore it.
  5. Then, download the firmware found by the app for your smartphone by clicking Download.
  6. Once the process is finished, click Repair now to start resolving the problems.
  7. Standard is meant to search for basic issues and bugs to address them without wiping out your data.

    Deep repair will reset your device to factory settings and delete the entire data stored on it.

  8. Wait until the app finishes its repair and restores your device. It will take about 15 minutes to end.

1. Check your Internet connection

Although this is less likely to be the actual issue triggering AKAuthentication Error 7005, we still recommend you make sure you have a stable and working network connection. Try browsing Safari and check whether everyone is totally fine. As an alternative, you can also try to connect to another network (say in a cafe) and circumvent the issue. If nothing helps sort out the problem, go further to other solutions we have prepared below.

2. Make sure Date & Time are set Automatically

Sometimes there is a wrong Date or Time set on your smartphone leading to miscommunication with Apple servers. Simply enabling Date & Time to update automatically may resolve the problem. Thus, follow these steps below to verify the issue and turn the automatic mode, if necessary:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time.
  2. Then, toggle the switcher next to Set Automatically. Even if it was already enabled, try to turn it off and put it back on again.

Finally, check whether the Authentication error is no longer there.

3. Reset Network Settings

Even if the network connection seems to work without visible problems, it is still advised to reset network settings. This will roll your network configuration back to its original settings and erase information about all networks you used to connect to. Do not worry, it will not touch any of your installed apps and personal data stored on a device. Follow these steps below to do it fast and easy:

  1. Navigate to Settings and General.
  2. At the bottom, find and open a section called Reset.
  3. Then, tap Reset Network Settings, enter your password if asked, and confirm the action.

Wait a bit until your device reboots and check whether the issue persists.

4. Force-restart your device

If you are facing one of the previously-mentioned problems while connecting to Apple services or trying to reset your IOS device, try to perform a forced restart. This may resolve a minor glitch that could occur on your device for unfounded reasons. Do the following and check how it goes after force-restarting the device. We have listed instructions for all IOS devices that may encounter the issue:

iPhone 8 and later (including 2nd generation of iPhone SE):

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button (which you use to unlock your screen) until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation):

  1. Press and hold both Side and the Volume Down button together at the same time.
  2. Likewise in the previous steps, the Apple logo should appear on the screen.

iPad models with a Home button, iPhone 6s or earlier, and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier:

  1. Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and the Home button until you see the same Apple logo as it was above.

iPad models without a Home button:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then press-hold the Power button and wait until the iPad restarts.

Force-restarts are especially good to use when your device is stuck and does not respond to any of your actions.

5. Update iPhone through iTunes

As said, the AKAuthentication Error 7005 is likely caused by a software bug delivered with previous updates. Depending on when you are reading this article, maybe there is another update already available that fixes the issue. You can do it using traditional methods using your iPhone or go more advanced and use iTunes to update it instead. Sometimes users struggle to update their devices using conventional ways, so this is where iTunes may become handy. Both methods are discussed below:

Using only iPhone:

  1. Move to Settings > General and tap on Software Update.
  2. Check for new updates and download them if any. You can do it by clicking on Download and Install button.

Using iTunes:

  1. Connect your device to Mac or Windows (that has iTunes installed) via a cable.
  2. Once iTunes detects a new update, click Update and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. It will download the latest firmware for your device and update it eventually.

We hope this finally resolved the issue and does not trigger authentification problems any longer.

6. Reset All Settings

If a previous couple of methods did not contribute to successfully managing the problem, try to perform a reset of all settings. This will be applied only to network settings, the keyboard dictionary, the Home Screen layout, location settings, privacy settings, and Apple Pay cards, so you should not be worried about losing your data. Here is how you can perform it:

  1. Navigate to Settings and General.
  2. At the bottom, find and open a section called Reset as we did already above.
  3. Then choose Reset All Settings, enter your password (if asked) and confirm the action.

Finally, wait until your device restarts and resets to its default settings. After that, it will take time to log back into your Apple ID and other services. By doing so, you will be able to check whether you have the same issue you had before.

7. Factory-reset your device

If you are desperate to fix the problem because nothing turns out working, the best step you can go for is resetting your device completely. Note that this action will erase everything stored on a device and roll it back to the default settings. You should do it unless you struggle with the reset yourself. It is also worth making a backup so as to not lose important and unique data. This is how you can reset your device to factory settings.

  1. Go to Settings and General.
  2. At the bottom, find and open a section called Reset as we already did.
  3. Then, tap Erase All Content and Settings.
  4. Choose Erase Now, enter your passcode, and tap Erase Now as many time as prompted. You will also have to enter your AppleID so to confirm it is actually you trying to reset it.
  5. The process will take some time so wait until it is done and completely reset. Your device may reboot a couple of times.

If your issue is related to performing a factory reset, use the third-party software we attached at the top of our tutorial. Tenorshare ReiBoot for iOS is a truly useful utility that helps users get around many IOS issues. It helps repair various glitches and perform factory resets when manual steps do not pay off. Scroll up above and learn how to use its capabilities.

8. Contact Apple support

The last thing you can resort to is contacting Apple Support directly. Although this is not the most viable and fast solution, asking for assistance from the help center can get you in touch with an Apple representative to guide you through the solution in real-time. You can also hop into the nearest Apple store in your city and ask them for help right on the spot.


Despite a widely-deserved reputation, some Apple owners still tend to encounter issues that prevent a complete iPhone or iPad experience. We hope you are no longer part of that list and managed to reclaim flawless iPhone usage without such errors. If there is anything else being a problem on iPhone or other devices like PC or Mac, feel free to use our guide to find what you need to get rid of.

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