If you forget or lose your Apple ID password, you can change or reset it. Apple offers a variety of ways to retrieve forgotten passwords, you can start the retrieve process either directly on an iPhone, iPad, MAC, or Windows PC, just about anything with a web browser. This post shows 3 available ways to retrieve the Apple ID password on iPhone.
- Use trusted phone number or passcode
- Use Email or Answer Security Questions
- Request for Apple ID account recovery
- Remove previous Apple ID without password
1. Reset Apple ID password Using a passcode or phone number
If you have activated two-factor authentication, you can use a password or phone number to retrieve/reset your password. You can try resetting your forgotten password on a trusted device, borrowing a friend or family member’s iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and resetting your password using an Apple-supported app.
For more information on how to easily retrieve your Apple ID from your phone and reset your password, see 3 Ways to Reset Forgotten Password for Apple ID using 2FA.
2. Reset Apple ID password by Email or Answer Security Questions
If you haven’t ever enabled two-factor authentication for your account, you can try to retrieve the Apple ID password using Email or answering Security Questions on your iPhone, iPad or Apple ID account page. Here I’ll show you how to do in the iPhone’s Settings.
Step 1: Tap on the “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it” option. Then tap on Forgot Apple ID.
Step 2: In the Forgot Password screen, enter your Apple ID and then tap on Next.
Step 3: The Reset Options shows. Choose to reset by email or answer your security questions.
Reset by Email
- Tap OK to get the reset email from Apple.
- Go to your email app and open the email.
- Tap/click the Reset Now link.
- Enter a new password and tap Reset Password at the bottom of the page.
- Your password has been reset.
Answer Security Questions
- Enter your birthday.
- Answer your security questions then tap on Next.
- Enter a new password in both fields and tap Next.
- You now have a new Apple ID password.
3. Recover Apple ID password using Account Recovery
If you are unable to successfully use any of the methods provided above, you can still reset your password by requesting Account Recovery, which is typically used when your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.
Step 1: Request for Apple ID account recovery.
While going through the steps to reset your password on an iOS, you might see an option to request account recovery. Confirm the phone number, then enter the verification code that is sent to you to verify your information.
Wait for verification. (Some users may be having extremely long waits for their recoveries.)
Step 2: Regain access to your account.
When your account is ready for recovery, you’ll get a notification from your phone number with instructions for regaining access to your account. Go to iforgot.apple.com, enter your Apple ID, and confirm the number you used in step 1. You’ll be sent an Account Recovery code via a text or phone call, which needs to be entered in the provided field.
Click Continue, and you’ll be taken to a new page where you can make a new password, verify your trusted phone number, and sign in.
How to remove previous Apple ID without password
If you lost the trusted device or phone number associated with your Apple ID, or if you don’t know the answer to the security question and the rescue email, you can’t sign in or regain access to your account, what should you do? In this case, don’t let a forgotten password now stop you from using your iOS devices, our iPhone Passcode Refixer tool can help you. This tool can help you bypass a disabled Apple ID or delete an Apple ID without neither having to access the first-aid email nor waiting for a long time for Apple ID account recovery.
More info on how to remove a password forgotten Apple ID from iPhone/iPad, see 3 Ways to Remove Apple ID from iPhone without Password. After removing the Apple ID and password from your device, you can set up and use the device with a new Apple ID. If you have any questions, our support team will be happy to help you.