iPhone: Why does it randomly ask for my iTunes password?

This has been happening for about a week now. I won’t even be in a specific app - it’ll just pop up the iTunes password entering screen. I just got a text a minute ago, and it asked for my password. I can cancel it, and read the text - but why is it doing this? I reset it about 10 minutes ago, and it’s still doing it.

Any ideas?

Are you in the middle of an App download or update?

Only time I get the password prompt is when I’m downloading Apps. And then it only asks once, it seems to store it for 30 minutes or more.

That’s when your iPhone is downloading music to entertain itself.

Serious answer - that sounds like a glitch. I’d contact Apple or someone who knows about these things.

Nope - it isn’t doing anything.

Wait… yes it is. It’s hung up on downloading the Shakespeare app. I’ll plug my password in next time and see if it goes. (Though I think that one’s big enough to need to be connected to wifi.)

Dollars to donuts that’s your problem.
(Now, just what is the origin of that expression…)