How to Reset Forgotten Apple ID

If ever forget the Apple account password, then you need to reset it.

If you wish to sign in to iCloud on any new gadget or else download anything from iTunes or else the App Store, then you require Apple ID password for doing it. Note that if you forgot the password, then you do have the option of resetting it with the help of the present browser of the iPhone, iPad, or else any Mac device. Even if you do not remember the Apple ID of yours, you shall be able to recover that also.

Resetting the Apple/ iCloud password by the mail ID or security questions

  1. Firstly, visit iforgot.apple.com on your browser.
  2. Then, give the Apple ID mail address.
  3. After that, tap on ‘Continue.’
  4. Next, choose ‘I need to reset my password’ option.
  5. Then, tap on Continue.
  6. After that, choose ‘Get an email’ or else ‘Answer security questions.’ Over here, we are sending the mail.
  7. Next, press Continue.
  8. Then, tap on Done.
  9. After that, view the mail that you got from Apple. It shall be having a heading ‘How to reset your Apple ID password.’
  10. Next, tap on the ‘Reset now’ option.
  11. Then, put a new password of yours.
  12. After that, for confirming, you need to put the password one more time.
  13. Lastly, tap on Reset Password.

Answering security questions

  1. Firstly, you need to verify your birthday.
  2. Then, tap Continue.
  3. Next, you need to give an answer to the two security questions which have been presented before you.
  4. After that, press Continue again.
  5. Then, put the new password.
  6. After that, put it again so that you can give confirmation for the same.
  7. Lastly, tap on Reset Password.

Resetting password with two-factor authentication turned on

  1. Firstly, visit the iforgot.apple.com on your present browser.
  2. Then, give the Apple ID mail address of yours.
  3. After that, tap on Continue.
  4. Next, put the cell number, which is linked with the Apple ID of yours.
  5. After that, press on Continue.
  6. Then, select the devices linked with the iCloud account of yours. Over here, we shall be taking an iPhone device.
  7. Next, tap on the Allow option.
  8. After that, put the passcode of the selected device of yours.
  9. Then, press on Done.
  10. Next, put the Apple ID password of yours.
  11. After that, put it again for verification task.
  12. Then, press on the Next option.
  13. Lastly, tap on Done.

Resetting Apple ID password on Mac operating system Catalina

  1. Firstly, launch System Preferences.
  2. Then, tap on Apple ID.
  3. After that, press on Password and Security.
  4. Next, tap on Change Password.
  5. Then, put the Mac password if asked.
  6. After that, tap on Allow.
  7. Next, put the new password of yours.
  8. Then, put the new password one more time.
  9. After that, press on Change.

John Smith is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

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