Forgot Your Apple ID Password? Here's How to Reset It

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“I forgot my Apple ID and password. Now I am trying to reset my iPhone X back to factory settings but a pop-up asking for the ID and password. What should I do? Is there any way to reset Apple ID password and use iPhone normal?”

Forgot Apple ID password? You're not alone. It happens to all of us from time to time. Search online, you will find many iOS users reported this problem in Apple forums. Well, Apple ID is essential to getting the most out of Apple's important services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud. Forgetting the login and password to an Apple ID account can be a serious pain. Without being able to log into your Apple ID, you won't be able to download apps from iTunes, make purchases from Apple Store, access iCloud, update iOS, use iMessage or FaceTime, and more.

Thankfully, there's no need to panic if you forgot your Apple ID password. Here we will introduced several ways to help you recover a forgotten Apple ID or change Apple ID password. Follow the instructions to regain access to your Apple ID account without breaking a sweat.

Part 1. Reset Apple ID Password with Email or Security Questions

Apple takes the security of user's information very seriously. It uses recovery email or security questions to verify that you're the only person who can access or make changes to your account. If you forgot your Apple ID password, and you have a verified recovery email or set up security questions, you can follow the steps below to change your Apple ID password:

  1. Go to your Apple ID account page and click on "Forgot Apple ID or password".

  2. Enter your Apple ID and type the CAPTCHA characters, then click "Continue".

  3. Choose "I need to reset my password" and click "Continue", then select the way to reset your password.

  4. To answer your security questions, select "Answer security questions" and answer the questions you filled out when you first set up.

  5. To get email instead, select "Get an email" and Apple will send the recovery mail to your primary or rescue email address.

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After following the steps above to reset your Apple ID password, you’ll be asked to sign in again with the new password you've chosen.

Part 2. Reset Apple ID Password using Two-factor Authentication

Another approach to recover Apple ID password is making use of the two-factor authentication. You can easily reset your password from any trusted Apple device, provided that you have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID. Note that this method works best with devices running on iOS 10 or later. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. For iOS 11 or later: Tap your name > Password & Security > Change password, then follow the onscreen steps to reset your Apple ID password.

  3. For iOS 10.2 or earlier: Tap iCloud > your name > Password & Security > Change password and then follow the onscreen instructions.

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Part 3. Reset Apple ID Password using Two-step Verification

Two-step verification is another Apple security feature. If you had set it up for your Apple account, you can use it to recover your forgotten Apple ID password. The steps are simple and easy to follow like the methods above. Below is the step-by-step guide:

  1. Go to your Apple ID account page and click "Forgot Apple ID or password".

  2. Enter your Apple ID and select the option to reset your password, then click "Continue".

  3. Enter your Recovery Key when enabled two-step verification. Then choose a trusted device that will receive the verification code.

  4. Enter the verification code and create a new password, then select "Reset Password".

Two-step Verification

Bonus Tip. Forgot Apple ID Password? How to Recover Lost Data

If none of the above solutions work and you still can't log into your Apple account, how to save and recover data on your iPhone or iPad? Don't worry. You can try a third-party software – FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. It is a simple and reliable tool that help you recover lost data due to iOS 14 update, jailbreak, factory reset, accidental deletion, device loss or broken, etc. Using it, you can easily recover deleted text messages, iMessages, contacts, call history, photos, videos, WhatsApp, notes, voice memos, Safari bookmarks, etc.


If you've forgotten Apple ID password and need to recover your data on iPhone/iPad, just follow the steps outline below:

  1. Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, then run it.

  2. Choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices" and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via a USB cable.

  3. Wait for the device to be detected and select the files you wish to recover, then click "Scan" to begin scanning.

  4. After scanning, you can preview all found files by categories and select those you need, then click "Recover to PC" to save them on your computer.

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Truth is, forgetting your Apple ID password is very common and happens to many iOS users. Luckily, thanks to the methods highlighted above, you can now reset your Apple ID password with ease. Even if you get permanently locked our of your Apple account, you can still use the FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery solution to recover your lost data.

Sunday on Aug 30, 2020, 16:13:36 GMT / Post By FoneGeek to iPhone Issues

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