How to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID & iCloud Password

In this post, I will be showing you how to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID or iCloud password. The Apple ID is that account you use for all activities pertaining to your Apple, such as signing in to iCloud, shopping the iTunes Store, buying an app, and lots more. Maybe you have been using your iPhone for long or you want to reset the device, gift it to your family or friend and get a new device. Maybe you had a tight budget and had to opt for a second-hand iPhone; but on getting home after a long day’s work, you found out that the device still contained the data of the former owner.

The scenarios we highlighted above are just a few examples of the common problems that may warrant resetting your iPhone. Fortunately, resetting the password of your Apple ID and iCloud is a walk in the park if you are armed with the information we have given in t his article. Check here if you have forgotten the email address of your Apple ID.

How to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID

To Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID, instructions vary depending on the kind of security you employ for your Apple ID. For instance, if you are asked to verify your cell phone number, make use of the steps for two-factor authentication. 

Two-Factor Authentication

If two-factor authentication is enabled for your Apple ID, your password can be reset with any trusted iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac using a password or a passcode which is enabled. 

On Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

  1. Ensure your mobile device runs iOS 10 or later version.
  2. Head to “Settings”.
  3. Hit [your name] >> Password and Security >> Change Password, then follow those steps displayed on the screen for setting a new password. If your phone has iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap iCloud >> [your name] >> Password and Security >> Change Password, and follow the ensuing steps.

Make Use of a Recovery Key

If you have updated the Apple ID from two-step verification to two-factor authentication in iOS v.11 and later, and have got a recovery key, use the key for resetting your password.

If You Are Not Able to Access All Your Devices

Borrow an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a friend or your family, and follow the below steps:

  1. Launch Find My iPhone.
  2. When a Sign In screen shows up, ensure that the Apple ID field is blank. If you another person’s username is there, you should erase it.
  3. Hit “Forgot Apple ID or Password,” and follow the ensuing steps.

Email, Password, & Security Questions

  1. Head to your Apple ID account page; then, click on “Forgot Apple ID or password.”
  2. Input your Apple ID. Check here if you forgot your Apple ID.
  3. Choose the option for resetting the password and select “Continue.”
  4. Select how you want your password reset:
  5. To give answers to your security questions, choose “Answer security questions” and follow the ensuing steps.
  6. If you want to get email instead, choose “Get an email.” To have your password reset, make use of the email sent to your primary or rescue email address. Check here if you didn’t receive the email.
  7. If you’re asked for a Recovery Key, make use of the steps highlighted above for two-factor authentication, or use the ones for two-step verification, highlighted below, instead.

Two-Step Verification

  1. Head to your Apple ID account page; then, click on “Forgot Apple ID or password.” If you’re asked to verify your cell phone number, make use of the steps for two-factor authentication instead.
  2. Input your Apple ID and choose the option for resetting your password; then, select “Continue.” 
  3. Input your Recovery Key for two-step verification.
  4. Select a device you trust and you will receive a verification code in it.
  5. Input the verification code; set a new password, and click Reset Password.

That’s all! You have now successfully reset your forgotten Apple ID and iCloud password.

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