Forgot Your Apple ID Password? Here Is How You Can Reset It

Cybersecurity Content Writer

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 lowercase letter. But if you want to have an uncrackable password, try our password generator.

How to reset your Apple ID password on iPhone and iPad

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap on your name.

  2. Select “Password & Security.”

  3. Tap “Change password.”

  4. Enter your device’s passcode and the new password.

How to reset your Apple ID password on macOS

  1. Click on Apple’s logo at the top left of your screen.

  2. Select “System preferences” and click on Apple ID.

  3. On the left, select “Password & security.”

  4. In the next window, select “Change password.”

  5. You will need to enter your device’s password

  6. You will be able to enter your new password in the next window. Then, select “Change” and “Done.”

How to reset your Apple ID on a new device

  1. During the setup of a new Apple device you will be asked to enter your Apple ID.

  2. Select “Forgot Apple ID or password?”

  3. Finish the setup of a new device

  4. As soon as the setup is complete, select an app that requires you to sign into your Apple ID. On iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you can simply select Messages. On a Mac, follow the instructions above.

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How to reset your Apple ID password online

  1. Go to

  2. Click “Sign in” and select “Forgot Apple ID or password?”

  3. Enter your Apple ID, enter the CAPTCHA code, and click “Continue.”

  4. 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 questions or confirm your identity via email. If 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.

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These days, password fatigue is a fact of life. Password reuse is rampant, and that’s not a surprise because, according to our estimates, the average person has around 100 passwords. Keeping track of all your passwords for all of your different online accounts can be a real headache unless you use a password manager such as NordPass.

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