Forgetting your Apple ID password can be a frustrating experience, especially if you’re locked out of your iPhone or Mac. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of resetting your Apple ID password and getting back into your account. We’ll also share some tips and tricks to prevent this from happening in the future.
Check Your Email Folders
The first step in resetting your Apple ID password is to check your email folders, including your junk, Spam, and Trash folders. Apple sends account recovery emails to the email address associated with your Apple ID, so it’s always worth checking these folders first.
Use a Trusted Apple Device
The biggest drawback to resetting your Apple ID password is that you’ll have to do it on all of your devices. However, if you use an Apple device that you don’t have access to, you can always use an Apple Support app to get the job done. In the event you do need to change your password, though, you’ll want to make sure you do it on the trusted Apple device that you own. Resetting your password on a borrowed or non-Apple device isn’t as simple as it sounds, and it can take you days to get back in the saddle.
Answer Security Questions
In addition to the aforementioned phone call, you’ll need to answer some nifty questions before you can get back in the game. These include the obvious, like your name and birthday, and some less-obvious stuff, like if you’re an American or a British citizen, and if you are married. Of course, if you’re the type to forget your password on the regular, you might not even be able to log in to your account.
Prove Your Identity
To prove that you have an Apple ID, you’ll need to answer the requisite questions. The answer to the question “what is an Apple ID?” should be “an account that allows you to sign in to iOS, Mac, or Windows-based devices, including iCloud.” After you’ve set up your account, you’ll need to set up a passcode on your trusted Apple device to get in. It’s also a good idea to set up a second Apple ID with a different phone number so you can easily retrieve your password in case your first attempt fails.
Check For Recent Emails
One final piece of advice: If you’re trying to reset your Apple ID password on a new device, it’s not a bad idea to check for a recent email from Apple that contains a link to the password reset page. This is important because a new email from Apple might contain a verification code you need to enter on the trusted device.
Resetting your Apple ID password may seem like a daunting task, but by following the steps outlined in this blog post, you’ll be back in your account in no time. Remember to check your email folders, use a trusted Apple device, answer security questions, prove your identity and check for recent emails. And most importantly, don’t forget to set up a passcode and a secondary Apple ID to avoid this problem in the future.
What is an Apple ID?
An Apple ID is an account that allows you to sign in to iOS, Mac, or Windows-based devices, including iCloud. It allows you to access services such as the App Store, Apple Music, and iMessage.
What do I do if I forget my Apple ID password?
You can reset your password by visiting the Apple ID website and clicking “Forgot Apple ID or password?” You will then be prompted to answer security questions or enter your email address to receive a password reset link.
Can I change my Apple ID email address?
Yes, you can change your Apple ID email address by visiting the Apple ID website and signing in to your account. Once you are signed in, you can edit your contact information and change your email address.
What happens if I delete my Apple ID?
If you delete your Apple ID, you will lose access to all of the content and services associated with that account. This includes any purchases you have made, such as music, apps, and books, as well as your iCloud storage. Additionally, you will not be able to send or receive iMessage.
Can I reset my Apple ID password on a borrowed or non-Apple device?
While it is possible to reset your Apple ID password on a borrowed or non-Apple device, it is not recommended. It may take longer and be more difficult to complete the process. It is best to reset your password on a trusted Apple device that you own.
Can I reset my Apple ID password without access to the email address associated with the account?
If you no longer have access to the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can still reset your password by answering security questions or by contacting Apple Support for assistance.
What should I do if I am unable to reset my Apple ID password?
If you are unable to reset your Apple ID password, you can contact Apple Support for assistance.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games