You need your Apple ID and password for a lot of functions. You will need it if you want to sign in to iCloud on a new device, download content from iTunes or the app store and lot of other Apple-related actions. Therefore, if you forget your password, you can find yourself locked out of so many things, not to mention the inconveniences it may cause you.
But worry not! You can easily reset your password. In fact, you can even recover your Apple ID if you forgot that too. Here’s how.
1 Reset Apple Password with Email Address or Security Questions
Step 1: From any browser go to https://iforgot.apple.com/.
Step 2: Enter your Apple ID. This is usually the email address that is associated with your Apple or iCloud account.
Step 3: Once you have entered the CAPTCHA characters, click “Continue”.
Step 4: Choose “I need to Reset my Password” and click “Continue.”
Step 5: Select “Get an Email.” Apple will send instructions to the email address you provide. You can also alternatively choose to “Answer Security Questions” and answer the questions you filled out when you first set up. Make your choice and click “Continue.”
Step 6: Open the email you receive from Apple. The subject should read: “How to reset your Apple ID password.”
Step 7: Click on “Reset Now” within the email and you will be redirected back to the website. Here, enter a new password. Enter the new password again and then click “Reset Password.”
2 Reset Password If You Enabled Two-Factor Authentication
If you have enables two-factor authentication, follow these simple steps to reset your password.
Step 1: Go to https://iforgot.apple.com/ on any browser on any device. Enter your Apple ID and once you enter the CAPTCHA characters, click “Continue.”
Step 2: Enter the phone number of a trusted device and click “Continue.”
Step 3: Choose “Use Trusted Phone Number” or you can also choose “Reset from another device” to use a different device. Click “Continue” once you’ve made your choice. Then click on “Start Account Recovery.”
3 If You Forgot Your Apple ID
You can reset your Apple ID password easily if you know your Apple ID. But what if you’ve forgotten your Apple ID? You can recover it in these simple steps.
Step 1: On any browser go to https://iforgot.apple.com/ . Then click on “Forgot Apple ID”.
Step 2: Then Enter your first name, last name and Email address. Type in the CAPTCHA and click “Continue.” Apple will use the information provided to find your Apple ID. Once the ID has been found, click “Go to Your Account” to continue.