I Forgot My Apple ID and Password, What Should I Do?


If you have forgotten your Apple ID and/or password, there are a few steps you can take to recover them. To restore access to your Apple account, it’s important to act quickly and follow the instructions provided by Apple. This article will provide an overview of the steps you should take when you forget your Apple ID and password.

Forgot Apple ID or password?

Forgetting your Apple ID or password can cause significant frustration. Fortunately, you can easily reset them with your Mac. To do this, first choose the Apple menu from the top of your screen and select System Preferences. Then click Sign in with your Apple ID at the top of the sidebar. You may then select either “Forgot Apple ID or password?” or simply “Forgot your Apple ID?” option depending on what information you need to retrieve. If you chose the “Apple ID” option, then simply enter the email address associated with your account when prompted and a verification email will be sent so that you can continue with resetting your credentials. If you selected the “Password” option instead, enter both the correct username and security question answer to proceed with resetting it as well. Once complete, take note of your new login info and store it in a safe place to prevent future issues from arising.

Update Apple ID password on Apple device

Resetting your Apple ID password is easy if you have access to any Apple device that uses your Apple ID. You may then be prompted to enter a passcode on the device in order to proceed with changing the password. Depending on the settings of your account, you may need to confirm specific information related to it in order to reset the password. This includes answering security questions, confirming personal information associated with the account, or entering a verification code sent via email.

Once you’ve provided all of the necessary confirmation information, you’ll be able to reset your Apple ID password and access your account once again. It’s important to remember that updating this information regularly can help to ensure that your account is secure from unauthorized access or changes. With an easily accessible Apple device using your Apple ID, resetting the password for your account should only take a few minutes and will help keep your data safe and secure.

Reset your password using a web browser

Resetting your Apple ID password is an important security measure. If you do not have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID, you can reset it using the steps provided by Apple. To begin, open a web browser and navigate to the Apple ID account page at appleid.apple.com. Next, select the “Sign In” button, then choose “Forgot Apple ID or password.” Enter your Apple ID information after that.

If you have previously set up security questions on your account, you will be able to answer those and reset your password accordingly. After answering correctly all of the security questions or choosing an email or phone number to receive a link, you will be able to create a new password for your account, ensuring that no one else can gain access to it. Keep in mind that any tool used needs to come from a trusted source and should never contain malicious scripts or links that may cause harm to your computer or personal data.

Try to reset your password through your iPhone

If you’re trying to reset your Apple ID password on an iPhone or iPad that does not use your Apple ID, the best way to do it is with the help of the Apple Support app (for devices running iOS 12 or later) or the Find My iPhone app (for devices running iOS 9 through iOS 12). By using one of these applications, you can quickly and easily reset your Apple ID password without having to set up a new device. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

First, download and open the Apple Support app or Find My iPhone app depending on what OS version you’re running. Within the app, locate “Support Tools” and select “Reset Password.” From there, choose “Reset Apple ID password” followed by “A different Apple ID.” The app then prompts you with further instructions on how to reset your password. If successful, you can rest easy knowing that your account has been given a fresh start!

Resetting via 2-factor authentication

If you have enabled two-factor authentication on your Apple ID, then resetting your password can be a bit more of a challenge. In order to reset the password, you will need access to a trusted Apple device and also need to know your Recovery Key. A “trusted device” refers to an Apple device that has iOS 9 or later, or a Mac with OS X El Capitan or later, and has been previously logged into with two-factor authentication. Choose the “Forgot Apple ID or password?” option from the menu.

You will then be prompted to enter your Apple ID and Recovery Key in order to verify that it is actually you who is trying to access the account. Once this information has been verified, you will be able to set up a new password for your Apple ID account.


In conclusion, there are three ways to reset your Apple ID password if you have forgotten it. The first is to go through the Apple ID page on a web browser and answer any security questions that you have set up. The second method is to use either the Find My iPhone or Apple Support app on your device, depending on what OS version it’s running. And finally, if two-factor authentication is enabled for your account, then you will need access to a trusted device as well as your Recovery Key in order to reset the password. Following these instructions should allow you to quickly and securely regain access to your Apple ID account.