Forgot Apple ID Password?

Few days back I forgot my Apple ID password and were really anxious. I couldn't think anything but wanted everything to be alright. Later I found, I was not the only person to face this issue, there are lots of Apple users who are facing the same problem as mine. I searched a lot of place for the solution online but I was not satisfied with the methods mentioned many place. Finally, I was able to get rid of the issue using one of the technique which is mentioned below. Read the article to know the solution that worked for me when I forgot my Apple password.

Part 1: Using Two-factor Authentication to Reset Apple ID Password

The first method that you can use when you forgot Apple ID password is Two-factor authentication. This is the type of security that you use to secure Apple ID. If you have provided your phone number when asked for the security purpose then two-factor authentication should be enabled and you can reset password from any of your trusted iDevice or Mac.

Note: Your device should be running on iOS 10 or later for this method.

On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

1. Go to Settings of iDevice >> Tap on [your name] >> Tap on Password & Security >> Change Password. Now follow the steps shown on the screen.

2. (For iOS 10.2 or previous version), you need to tap iCloud >> [your name] >> Tap on Password & Security >> Change Password and then follow the steps shown on screen.

 two factor authentication

3. [If you are not signed in to iCloud] Open Settings >> Tap "Sign in to your [device]" >> Tap on "Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it". Follow the steps shown on screen.

4. (For iOS 10.2 or previous version), tap on iCloud >> Tap on Forgot Apple ID or Password and then follow the steps shown on screen.

On Mac

1. Open your Mac and go to Apple menu >> Click on System Preferences and then click on iCloud. Select Account Details and click on "Forgot Apple ID or password" when you are asked to enter Apple ID password. Follow the instruction shown on the screen. You can even skip the last steps.

2. Next click on Security >> click on Reset Password and enter the password that you used to unlock the Mac.

3. [If you are not signed in to iCloud] Go to Apple menu of your Mac >> Click on System Preference >> Click on iCloud. Now, click on "Forgot Apple ID or Password" and follow the steps shown on the screen.

Use a recovery key

In case you have updated your Apple ID from two-step verification security to two-factor authentication in iOS 11 version & the latest, macOS High Sierra and latest then you can use recovery key to test Apple ID password. Just remember, this process will only be used when you have updated iOS version of your iDevice.

Part 2: Using Third-party Tool to Recover Forgotten Apple ID Password

Have you ever forgotten your Apple ID login password, mail account password, credit card info or any of the important password which you used on your iPhone or iPad? What if I say you can easily retrieve all the accounts password stored on your iPhone just in few clicks. Yes, this is possible and all credit goes to 4uKey - Password Manager. When I forgot my Apple ID and password this tool helped me out to find the password that was stored on my iPhone and finally I was able to log-in Apple ID using my password.

Process to recover password when you forgot Apple ID and password.

Step 1 First you need to download and install 4uKey - Password Manager on your PC or Mac, open the software and join your iPhone to PC/Mac using USB cable.

connect iphone using usb cable

Step 2 Soon your iPhone will be detected by the software and all your iPhone info will be displayed on the screen. Click on "Start Scan" button to search all your password saved on your iPhone.

click start scan to search password

Step 3 The process will take some time to search and find all the password stored on the iPhone. Wait until the process is completed.

detecting account password

Step 4 Once the searching process is completed, all your saved password will be displayed on the screen according to the category.

password found in administrator

Step 5 Click on the specific category to see the info as well as password. Click on "Export" button and choose the format where you want to save your information.

 select csv format to export

Part 3: Recover Apple ID Password by Email and Security Questions

If you set any security question during the account creation then it will be easy to reset your Apple ID password. If you forgot Apple phone password then you can use this method to reset your password.

Step 1 Visit Apple ID Sign-up page and click on "Forgot Apple ID or password" (which will be just below the "Remember me option").

Step 2 Now type your Apple ID and click on Continue button. Next screen will be appeared having two options: First: Get and instruction on your email address, Second: Answer the security question (which you have selected while creating your ID).

Step 3 Select the option that you prefer and go through the process as shown on screen. In case you are asked for recovery key then you can use the steps for two-steps verification or two-factor authentication.

Step 4 Finally you will reset your Apple ID password.

reset apple id password

Part 4: Using Two-step Verification to Reset Apple ID Password

Two-step verification is another way to reset your Apple ID password in case you have ever forgot Apple ID or password. This steps will take same time same as the other steps shown above. Follow the steps properly as shown below to make this method work without any issue.

Step 1 First go to Apple sign-in page and then click on "Forgot Apple ID or password" option which will be just below the "Remember me" option.

Step 2 Next provide your Apple ID and choose the option to reset password and select Continue button.

Step 3 Now enter your recovery key to make this method work and also choose your device were you'll receive a verification code.

 two step verification

Step 4 Enter the verification code that you received on your device and then create a new password. Finally select Reset Password and you are done.

Part 5: Apple Support Solution

Two-step verification is another way to reset your Apple ID password in case you have ever forgot Apple ID or password. This steps will take same time same as the other steps shown above. Follow the steps properly as shown below to make this method work without any issue.

Conclusion

In this article, I have shown how I was able to get back the Apple password using 4uKey - Password Manager when I forgot Apple password of my iPhone. Though some other methods are there but those are hectic and time consuming and it is always better to choose the best one which will make your work easy, fast and reliable. All these features you can get on 4uKey - Password Manager Software, so why no to choose this software.

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