Your Apple ID password is what authenticates you on all the iDevices you own, such as your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and even laptop and desktop computers from Apple. At times, though, users will need to reset an Apple ID password for several reasons: the password was forgotten, the account was hacked, a stronger password is required, and so on. Users may also want to change or reset an Apple ID password if they’ve temporarily shared it with someone else. Whatever the reason, you need to know what to do when you want to reset your Apple ID.
- Method 1: Reset Apple ID Password on iPhone/iPad
- Method 2: Reset Apple ID Password with Email and Security Question
- Method 3: Apple ID Password Reset Using Two-Step Verification
- Method 4: How to Reset Apple ID Password on Mac - 2 Scenarios
- Method 5: Can You Delete Apple ID without Password?
- What if I Forget My Apple ID?
Reset Apple ID Password on iPhone/iPad
If you enabled two-factor Authentication when creating your Apple ID, you can reset your password only from a trusted iOS device with a passcode that’s enabled.
Step 1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 2. Tap “Your Name > Password & Security > Change Password”.
Step 3. Follow the onscreen steps to update your password.
Note: The two-factor authentication method of resetting Apple ID password only works if you can access the backup device. If you can’t access these devices, you will not be able to reset your password.
Reset Apple ID Password with Email and Security Question
If you chose to verify your identity with email or answers to the security questions when resetting your Apple ID password, then you can follow these steps to reset your password.
Step 1. Go to the Apple ID account page on your Mac or iOS device browser, and click “Forgot Apple ID or password”.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID, and select the option to reset your password and click “Continue”.
Step 3. Choose a way to reset your password:
- If you chose “Answer Security Questions”, then provide the answers and proceed to the next step.
- If you chose “Get an email”, then proceed to your primary rescue email address, and follow up from there with the email sent to you to recover your password.
Step 4. Create a new password and confirm the password.
Note: If you forgot the answers to your security questions, or can’t access your backup email, you won’t be able to reset your Apple ID password.
Apple ID Password Reset Using Two-Step Verification
The two-step verification is the most sophisticated identity verification process when resetting Apple ID password. It always requires you to provide the recovery key and a verification code.
Step 1. Go to Apple ID account page on your browser, and click “Forgot Apple ID or password”.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and select the option to reset password. Then click “Continue”.
Step 3. Enter your recovery key for two-step verification (this is the key provided when you enabled 2-step verification while creating the Apple ID).
Step 4. Choose a device where we can send a verification code.
Step 5. Enter the verification code.
Step 6. Create the new password and tap “Reset Password” to complete the process.
Note: You may not be able to reset your Apple ID password if you can’t provide any of the requirements.
How to Reset Apple ID Password on Mac - 2 Scenarios
On a Mac computer running the latest macOS Catalina (until macOS Big Sur is officially released), you can easily reset your Apple ID password if you know the existing one:
Step 1. Click on the Apple icon and go into your Apple ID in the System Preferences window.
Step 2. Click Change Password under the menu item called Password & Security on the left-side panel. Before you click it, you can decide if you want to turn on TFA or two-factor authentication, for which you will need to enter a trusted phone number. If you don’t want to do that, just click Change Password.
Step 3. Enter the existing password and then enter a new password in the two fields provided. Confirm the change when prompted.
Note:If the password has been forgotten, in the second step above, click on the link that says ‘Forgot Apple ID or password’ and follow the instructions to reset the password.
Can You Delete Apple ID without Password?
Yes, you can easily delete Apple ID without password even when you enabled two-factor authentication, two-step verification, or email & security question verification. The solution to delete Apple ID without a password is a third-party unlocking tool called iMyFone LockWiper.
iMyFone LockWiper can remove an Apple ID from iPhone or iPad to enable you to create a new one in the device. This tool does not have any restrictions and can work even when two-factor authentication or two-step verification are enabled.
LockWiper’s Great Features:
- Instantly delete Apple ID from any iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without password.
- Remove iCloud account from iPhone even when “Find My iPhone” is enabled
- After removing, your iPhone won’t be linked, tracked or blocked by the previous Apple ID
- Various locks are supported, including iCloud account, screen lock, restriction passcodes, etc.
- Perform any unlocking with guaranteed high success rate
Steps Delete Apple ID without Password from iPhone
Step 1. Download, install and launch LockWiper on your Mac or PC. Choose the “Unlock Apple ID” mode from the Home interface.
Step 2. Connect your iOS device to computer. You will see the “Start to Unlock” button when your device is detected. Click on it.
Step 3. LockWiper will start deleting Apple ID from your device in a few minutes.
Note: If Find My iPhone is enabled, you just need to perform reset all settings in “Settings > General > Reset” and the unlocking will start.
iMyFone LockWiper is very easy to use in resetting Apple ID password as it provides you with an onscreen guide throughout the process. Therefore, get a copy of LockWiper now to delete Apple ID and password from your iOS device.
What if I Forget My Apple ID?
Don’t worry if you don’t know your Apple ID password or even the ID itself. When you’ve been using a device for a long time and you have various email IDs for personal, business, and other purposes, you may forget which ID you used to sign in to your Apple devices. There are several ways to retrieve your Apple ID in case you forget it:
- Chek your iCloud Settings: The easiest way to check your Apple ID on your iDevice is to go to Settings and iCloud, where your Apple ID will be displayed.
- Check your email inboxes: Another simple way to find your Apple ID is to check all the email IDs you use regularly to see if Apple sent you anything regarding your iCloud account, which is the same account that’s linked to your Apple ID.
- On a Mac: If you have a Mac computer, you can go to System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon on the top left of any window and going to Apple ID or by selecting an iCloud account under Internet Accounts.
- Check in iTunes: On iDevices running iOS 10.3 and higher, you can go to iTunes and App Stores under Settings → [Your Name] to find the Apple ID. On older iOS versions, the name part is skipped.
- Check Settings: On iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you can go into Settings and then tap any of the following:
- Passwords & Accounts
- Messages → Send & Receive
Once you retrieve your Apple ID, you can proceed to the next step.
Tips for Managing Apple ID Password
Some parting tips before you go:
- Never recycle your passwords. Keep using new ones or else they will eventually become easy to guess.
- Use a pronounceable password with special characters. For example, ¢@shk1ng - it’s much harder to forget such an Apple ID password.
- Never, ever write down a password. Keep it in your head.
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