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Forgot iCloud Password? 4 Simple Ways to Reset

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-04-18 / Update for  iCloud Tips

"Just a week ago I uploaded the TV series episode to my iCloud account but now I have forgotten the password and ID and I am unable to enter my account, please tell me what to do now!"

This is a very common problem as a number of users have enquired of this issue. It is nothing new to forget a password but companies like Apple has security measures for situations like these. Actually, we have to provide so many usernames and passwords at so many places that it is easy for us to get confused. Now, if we lose the password of iCloud it would be catastrophic. We depend so much on that app and there are a lot of valuable data stored on that cloud account. So, how to reset iCloud password? If that's where you are stuck, you can find the answer in this article.

Way 1: Recover Your iCloud Password If You Forgot It

There is a very easy way to find iCloud (Apple ID) password if you have lost or forgotten it using Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager. It can display all the passwords which have ever been used on your iOS device including the iCloud (Apple ID) passwords. With it, you don't need to go through the complex password recovery procedure of Apple and do not need the security questions. Just connect your iPhone and let this program scan the password for you

Step 1 Run 4uKey after installing. Connect your iPhone to it. Once your iPhone is detected, click "Start Scan" to begin the scan of the device to find out all the stored passwords on your device.

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Step 2 The scanning of the whole device will take some time so, wait until the procedure is complete.

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Step 3 After the scanning is complete, all your accounts and passwords for the Wi-Fi, websites on Safari, apps, mails, credit cards and Apple ID will be displayed on the screen. On the left panel click on the box called "Apple ID" and Your iCloud password (Apple ID) will be displayed on the screen.

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So, this is the simplest way to recover saved information on your iOS device. If you were asking how do I find my Apple ID password, we think this is the best possible way to recover it.

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Way 2: Reset iCloud Password via iPhone

If you have forgotten your iCloud password then your very first option is to try and recover it through your iPhone. But how can you recover, if it was you who forgot iCloud password in the first place? Read the steps below to change icloud password:

1. Open your iPhone and go to Settings.

2. Now, find iCloud on your iPhone.

3. First, you have to provide your designated email address and then tap on the "Forgot Apple ID or password" option.

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4. Now, there are two things you can do; in the first case if you have only forgotten the password then provide the Apple ID and then tap "Next".

5. Unfortunately, if you have forgotten both of them, then tap on "Forgot Apple ID" then you have to provide your E-mail ID and name to receive the Apple ID.

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6. If you didn't have any Apple ID in the first place then you can try to do it without the Apple ID.

7. After that, you will be asked a few security questions, answer them.

8. Finally, you will be able to reset your password.

This is how to recover the forgotten password and Apple ID for your iCloud account through your iPhone.

Way 3: Reset iCloud Password with the help of 'My Apple ID

Now, another way to change iCloud password is by using My Apple ID. This is an iCloud forgot password reset method, you just have to sign-in to the company's "My Apple ID" website and then you can recover the password. Here's how to do it:

1. Visit appleid.apple.com.

2. Then click on "Forgot ID or password?"

3. After that just provide the Apple ID and tap "Continue".

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4. Now, there are two ways to retrieve the Apple ID. You can either answer the security questions or get the ID through the E-Mail. Email option will send an email to your backup email address and you will get a password reset link. Whereas, choosing security questions will lead to questions and answer regarding birthday, names etc. Choose whichever you want and the process is instantaneous.

5. After that, you have to enter the new password and tap on "Reset Password".

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So, this is another effective way to retrieve your lost iCloud password.

Way 4: Reset My iCloud Password with Two-factor Authentication

The last and final method for iCloud password reset is to use the two-factor authentication method. Before using this method, you should know that you can only use this method if the two-factor authentication process was activated on your account. In such situations you can easily recover iCloud password from any of your other devices, just follow the steps below:

1. First, visit iforgot.apple.com.

2. Provide your Apple ID.

3. Now, there are two ways to recover the iCloud password, the first one is to get it through any of your trusted devices and the other one is to get it through your phone number.

4. If you select the second one then you have to choose "Use trusted phone number" after that you will receive that password on your phone.

5. Now, if you select the first option "Reset from another device" then you need to go to Settings and then select iCloud.

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6. The procedure must be done for the other trusted device.

7. After that choose Password and Security and then Change Password.

8. After that provide the new password.

So, this is how to do an Apple iCloud password reset. After this, you will surely be able to recover the lost iCloud password, and you can also use this procedure if you have lost your iPhone password.


Hopefully, this will solve all your questions and confusions regarding what is my iCloud password. After reading this article you will surely get to know how to recover the lost iCloud password and ID from various sources. First of all, you can recover it through your iOS device, if that does not work then use My Apple ID to get the password and if that fails you need to use the two-factor authentication process to get the password. Keep in mind, during this crisis, iCloud won't be available to you. So, in case, you need to backup any data then you can use Tenorshare iCareFone to backup any kind of files selectively with its 1-click backup feature. It is a stellar tool supported on Windows and Mac. We highly recommend this software and it can save a lot of trouble.