How to Reset Your Apple ID Password.
Even after signing in to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac with your Apple ID, you’ll still encounter instances that require you to re-enter your password to authenticate various activities, such as App Store purchases, Find My changes, and more.
But if you forget the password to your Apple ID or iCloud account, you have nothing to worry about. It’s pretty easy to reset it from any Apple device.
But what if you don’t have access to any of your Apple devices? In this case, you will have to rely on alternative methods such as a recovery key, an account recovery contact, or a new Apple device. If all else fails, you should submit an account recovery request to Apple.
The following instructions will walk you through all the possible ways to reset your Apple ID password secured with two-factor authentication. If your Apple ID doesn’t use this extra layer of protection, it’s easy to reset your password even without an Apple device.
Reset Password Using a Trusted iPhone, iPad, or Mac
You can reset your password on any trusted Apple device that you’re already signed in to, as long as you know its device password (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) or user account password (Mac). It’s quick and easy.
Reset your password with a trusted iPhone and iPad
1. Open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID.
2. On the Apple ID account page, click Password & Security.
3. Click Change Password.
4. Enter your iPhone passcode.
5. Enter your new Apple ID password in the Create and Verify fields and click Change.
Reset your password using a trusted Mac
1. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
2. Select your Apple ID.
3. Select “Password & Security” from the sidebar. Then click Change Password.
4. Enter your user account password and select Allow.
5. Fill in the New Password and Confirm fields and select Change.
Use Apple’s Online Password Reset Portal
If you don’t have access to a trusted device (or are having trouble following the steps above), you can initiate a password reset through Apple’s online password reset portal at iforgot.apple.com. The following steps assume that you have access to a trusted phone number associated with your Apple ID.
1. Open Apple iForgot using any mobile (iOS or Android) or desktop browser.
2. Enter your Apple ID and click Continue.
3. Enter the trusted phone number associated with your Apple ID and click Continue. If you received a verification code on your mobile phone, please enter it to continue.
If you still have access to your trusted iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you’ll see an on-screen notification. Tap or select Allow, enter your device password or username password, and reset your password.
If you don’t have access to a trusted iPhone, iPad, or Mac, scroll down the “Find notification on Apple devices” screen and select “Can’t access any of your Apple devices?”. Then choose one of the following methods and click Continue.
Use a new Apple device. You can reset your password when you sign in to a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac.Use someone else’s iOS or iPadOS device. : Ask the owner of the other Apple device to download the Apple Support app from the App Store. Then open the app and select Password & Security > Reset Apple ID Password > Another Apple ID > Can’t Access Apple Devices? You can then use the verification code received on your trusted phone number to reset your password. If the Apple Support app isn’t available in your area, use the Find My iPhone app instead.Using an iOS or iPadOS device in an Apple Store: Go to your nearest Apple Store and ask your iOS device to complete a password reset.
If your Apple ID doesn’t use two-factor authentication, you’ll have the option to reset its password using only a trusted phone number and email account. You may have to answer security questions as part of the reset process.
Reset Apple ID Password Using Account Recovery Key
Another way to reset a forgotten Apple ID password is to use an account recovery key. This is a 20 digit alphanumeric code that you should have set beforehand. You can use the iForgot Password Reset Apple Portal to initiate and complete a password reset on a trusted iPhone, iPad, Mac, new Apple device, or someone else’s iPhone or iPad.
Again, the procedure is similar to the above method. Visit iForgot using any mobile or desktop web browser, enter your Apple ID and phone number, and look for a notification on your trusted Apple device. Or scroll down and select Can’t access any of your Apple devices? and choose another way to continue. These include using:
a new Apple device.a family member or someone else’s iOS device.an iOS device from the Apple Store.
Ask a Recovery Contact
On iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey or later, you have the option to set up account recovery contacts. It could be friends or family members who can help you reset your Apple ID password by generating a recovery code on your Apple devices.
So if you have an account recovery contact, initiate a password reset in Apple iForgot and guide that person through the steps below to generate a recovery code.
Get a recovery code via iPhone and iPad
1. Open the Settings app and tap Apple ID > Password & Security > Account Recovery.
2. In the Account Recovery For section, tap your name.
3. Select Get recovery code.
Get recovery code via Mac
1. Open the Apple menu and choose System Preferences > Apple ID > Password & Security.
2. Select “Manage” next to “Account Recovery”.
3. In the “Account recovery for” section, select “Details” next to your name.
4. Select Get recovery code.
Submit Account Recovery Request
If you are unable to use any of the instructions above, your only option is to submit an account recovery request to Apple. To do this, go to Apple iForgot and enter your Apple ID and phone number. Then scroll down “Find screen notification on Apple devices” and select “Can’t access any of your Apple devices?”. Scroll down again and select Can’t use any of these options? > Continue anyway.
For security reasons, an account recovery request can take several days and depends on the amount of verifiable information you can send to Apple. If you remember your password in the meantime, simply sign in to any Apple product or Apple service to cancel the request.
How to Reset Your Apple ID Password
How to Reset Your Apple ID Password