When creating an Apple ID, we are asked to come up with a fairly complex password that contains uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers or other characters.
It is this requirement that makes users refine themselves and invent something so intricate that it is difficult to remember after a while. If you still forget your Apple account password, this is a step-by-step guide for you.
Today I will tell How to recover Apple ID password and return to a “full life” in the Apple ecosystem.
There are times even more sad. This is when the user forgot not only the password, but also the login (e-mail) Apple ID. If your device is not locked, you can peek it in the settings of your iPhone or iPad.
We go in Settings > iCloud or Settings > iTunes Store, App Store. There you will find the e-mail address that you used when registering Apple ID. This is the Apple ID login.
If your phone is locked and you don’t remember the Apple ID login, here’s a tip. The Apple ID (aka login) is just an email address.
I assume that when registering your Apple ID, you should have specified one of your personal mailboxes. So strain your brain and remember how many boxes you have and where they are.
Then go to each of them and look for letters from Apple. The box on which there are those most likely will be your Apple ID.
- How to create a new Apple ID without a credit card. read this article
- In the settings of my iPhone, someone else’s Apple ID! What to do?
- Hacked Apple ID and blocked iPhone! What to do? read here
- ICloud Activation Lock activated on iPhone. read this article
- If you want to replace your Apple ID with a used iPhone or iPad, read this article.
- How to get through and chat with Apple tech support? read here
- How to reset Apple ID security questions. instructions
Now that we know the identifier (i.e. e-mail), we can begin to recover the Apple ID password. Well, as usual, you have several options for your choice. Which one to choose again depends on what you still remember.
Recover Apple ID Password Using Email
The easiest and fastest way to recover your forgotten Apple ID account password is to send a special message to your inbox. Follow the steps below:
STEP 1. Go to this address: https://iforgot.apple.com/ and enter the e-mail identifier of your Apple ID. Push Proceed.
STEP 2. Choose “Receive email"And press again Proceed. . ATTENTION. Be sure to look at which email inbox will be sent to reset your Apple ID password. In my case, messages are sent each time to the backup mailbox, and not to the main one.
STEP 3. An e-mail with a link to reset the password will be sent to your e-mail (indicated in the second step). Follow it and follow the on-screen prompts.
If you haven’t received an email to reset your password, read this article. Also check the SPAM folder in your inbox. If there is no letter from Apple there, then most likely the letter has come to the Additional e-mail address.
Remember what other email box you indicated when registering your Apple ID in the Backup e-mail column. Do not remember? Check all your boxes!
Reset Apple ID by answering security questions
- STEP 1. Go here: https://iforgot.apple.com/, enter the email id of your Apple ID and click Proceed
- STEP 3. Select "Answer security questions"
- STEP 4. Enter your date of birth (specified when registering Apple ID)
- STEP 5. Correctly answer two control questions
- STEP 6. Enter a new password
If you have forgotten the answers to your security questions, read this article.
How to come up with the perfect password
How to be? What password to think of so as not to forget it later? I will share my experience with you. For Apple ID, I always create a password that consists of two words and one digit in between.
In this case, one word is in capital letters, and the second is in capital letters (small). Here are a couple of examples: MAC4noob or noob2NOOB. Such passwords are easy to remember, easy to enter from the iPhone keyboard and quite difficult to pick up.
To be honest, I have an Excel file on my computer in which I store passwords from all accounts. Dangerous thing, of course, so decide for yourself.