How to reset your Apple ID password

How to reset your Apple ID password

/ 02:59 PM March 25, 2024

Keeping your iPhone safe means changing your passwords. After all, people are more likely to figure out your security code as you use it longer. 

On the other hand, you might need to change your Apple ID because you forgot the password. It’s an honest mistake, but how do you regain control of your device?

READ: How to reset your Apple Watch


Fortunately, resetting your Apple ID password only takes a few steps. This article will share the methods for a new device, the iForgot website, and others.


How to reset Apple ID passwords on trusted devices

Illustration showing a person resetting their Apple ID password on a trusted device like an iPhone or iPad.
Free stock photo from Pexels

You can reset passwords from trusted Apple mobile devices, Macs, and new Apple devices. Here’s how you do it on a trusted iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple Watch:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then, tap your name, Sign-In & Security, and then Change Password.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to reset your password.

Reset your security code on a trusted Mac with these tips from the official support page:

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Next, open System Settings (System Preferences).
  3. Select Sign in with your Apple ID (or Apple ID).
  4. Afterward, click Password & Security, Change Password, and follow the instructions onscreen.

If you have a new Apple device or one you haven’t signed in to with your Apple ID, select “Forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID?”

You can find this option on the Apple ID sign-in screen during device setup. Also, the “Forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID?” option is in Settings.

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go to the Settings app and tap Sign in to your iPhone

Tap “Forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID?” Afterward, follow the on-screen instructions. If you have a Mac, choose the Apple menu.


READ: How to create an Apple ID account

Click System Settings (or System Preferences). Next, click Sign in with your Apple ID (or Apple ID). Next, select “Forgot Apple ID or password?” and input your Apple ID.

Resetting your password on a borrowed device

Screenshot of the iForgot page with fields for entering Apple ID information and resetting the password.
Free stock photo from Pexels

What if you don’t have another Apple device? You can borrow one from a friend, family member, or an Apple Store. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Support app on a borrowed Apple device. If it doesn’t have the program, you may download the app from the Apple App Store.
  2. Next, scroll down to Support Tools.
  3. Tap Reset Password and “A different Apple ID.”
  4. Afterward, enter your Apple ID. If you can’t remember it, you may enter your email address or phone number.
  5. Tap Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to reset Apple ID password via iForgot

Image showing someone resetting their Apple ID password on a device that is not their own.
Free stock photo from Pexels

The iForgot website lets you reset your Apple ID password on a web browser, even if it’s on an Android device or PC. Use these instructions if you’re using an iPhone or iPad:

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

  1. Open
  2. Next, tap Reset Password.
  3. Hit the Reset My Password button.
  4. Input your iPad or iPhone passcode to authenticate.
  5. Enter your new password, retype it, and hit Continue.

Follow these steps from MakeUseOf if you’re on a PC, Android, or Mac:

  1. Visit the iForgot website. 
  2. Click Reset Password.
  3. Next, input your Apple ID and click Continue.
  4. Enter your complete phone number to confirm your selection and select Continue
  5. Then, tap the Allow button in the Reset Password message.
  6. Enter your device password or macOS admin password and click Continue.
  7. Input a new password and re-enter it in the Verify field.
  8. Select Next or Change
TOPICS: Apple, Password
TAGS: Apple, Password

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.