You must have an Apple ID to be able to use Apple’s services. But once you create an account and log in — that’s it. You don’t need to enter your credentials every time you visit the App Store or turn your laptop on. Therefore, it’s understandable that many soon forget their Apple ID password.
It happens to the best of us. Luckily, it’s not difficult to reset and change it. Read on to find out how to reset or change your Apple ID password on different devices.
How to reset an Apple ID password
Resetting your password is not complicated if you know your Apple ID. However, if you forgot what it is, you can go to Apple’s website and look it up.
When you enter a new password, keep in mind that Apple requires it to be at least eight characters long and include a number and an upper- and lower-case letter. But if you want to have an uncrackable password, try our password generator.
How to reset your Apple ID password on iOS
Go to Settings and tap on your name
Select Password & Security
Tap Change Password
Enter your device’s passcode and the new password.
How to reset your Apple ID password on macOS
Click on Apple’s logo at the top left of your screen
Select System Preferences and click on Apple ID
On the left, select Password & Security
In the next window and select Change Password
You will need to enter your device’s password
You will be able to enter your new password in the next window. Then, select Change and Done.
How to reset your Apple ID password online
Go to appleid.apple.com
Click on Forgot Apple ID or password? A new tab will open
Enter your Apple ID and click Continue
You will receive a prompt to change your password on one of your Apple devices.
If you don’t have the device with you, you will have to either answer security options, confirm your identity via email, or do it by using your phone number. In case you are unable to do that, you will be asked to enter the 2FA recovery key to reset your password. You can create a new password only after you’ve confirmed your identity.