Iforgot: Apple ID Password and How to Reset it

This is a step by step guide for Apple users to rest their Apple ID password and regain it access.

Step 1:

Go to My Apple ID page and select the “Reset your password” link.

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Step 2 :

Enter your Apple ID email address (Ex: youappleid@apple.com or yourappleid@gmail.com) and choose Next.

Note: If you forgot your Apple ID email address, Choose Forgot your Apple ID link, It will take you to iforgot.apple.com/appleid page.

Step 3:-

After you entered your Apple ID, there are 3 ways you can change your Apple ID password.

  • Answer your security questions
  • Use email authentication to change your Apple ID password.
  • If you already setup 2 step verification, you can use it to change the password. But you need trusted device and recovery key.

Answer your security questions (Method 1)

1. Select  the “Answer security questions” option and choose Next.

2. Choose your birth date and then select Next.

3. Answer your Security questions. Then set a new password and select Reset Password option.


Email authentication (Method 2)

1. Select the “Email authentication” option and then select Next.

You will get the message like “Email has been sent. When you receive your sign in information, follow the directions in the email to reset your password”. 

Now Apple will send the email to your primary email address or rescue email address.

2. Now login your Primary or Rescue email address to open this email. Open the email and select the Reset Password link.

3. When the Apple ID Page opens, set a new password for your apple ID and choose Reset Password.


Two-step Authentication (Method 3)

1. Enter your Recovery Key and choose a trusted device. Apple will send your device verification code.

2. Enter the verification code.

3. Now set a password and select the Reset Password option.

If you can’t access your trusted device or lost your recovery key, you can’t change your Apple ID password.

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30 responses to Iforgot: Apple ID Password and How to Reset it

i have an apple note pad. i used to be able to use skype on it.i have forgotten my password hence that left me no to use it for a while. i know my id. apple said they have send me an email to reset my skype on this accountbut i never receive the email.i believe they send it onmy very old email address that i do not use. my email address now is : blackriver2004@gmail.com. could apple send me these instruction to reset my skype please.

My old email address or Apple Id is bohanond@bellsouth.com I no longer use this because I've married and my husband wanted me to change my name. Can you please help me reset my password I want to access iTunes to purchase music
Thank you

i am unable to reset my apple id.
My security answers not working…. and the email reply goes to my iCloud email which is not coming through. I need to change the email address for the reset.

PLEASE HELP! i need to access my apple ID.

I need to change my email address. Trying to follow directions but nothing seems to work. It keeps asking me my old security questions & I don't remember my answers. All needs to be reset

Since The Crazy Apple changed the mac to me. It was worked fine. But when this fucky Apple changed to iCloud. I have all the time problem with send the email. all the time is my address ami201@me.com is blocked by somebody and I cannot send my emails. What going with you Apple. Why I have so many problem. Why I have to all the time work with Apple ID and my password and nothing is working and I cannot send any message from my Mackbook pro. It is ducky not good.

I want to reset password & have tried twice. When I get the email with "reset now" & click on it, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong? My IPad won't accept the Apple password that I was using and I don't know what else to do.

I need to sign out the Iclouds on my Ipad (the existing iclouds is the previous owner when I bought this to her). I did sign out and I did delete but it keeps asking for password of the old Iclouds— I asked the owner before to have the password but she alredy forgot it. I cannnot sign out or delete the existing Iclouds account unless I will be able to encode th password first. What should I do. Pls help.

I am so much difficulty I change ing my Apple ID password. When I get to the birth date I can't put my birthday information. Is there another way to by pass the birthday information. Please I need help now. Susan Garelick

I am having a problem logging in to my apple ID.I have tried entered the one I wrote it down but still. Please help me out.

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