Forgetting passwords is extremely common.

At most places, you can easily generate your new password simply by clicking on the “Forgot Password” linkBut, this is not the case when you forget the password of your iCloud for your iCloud email, iTunes, App StoreFollow the given steps to change/ reset your iCloud password.

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What is an iCloud Password?

An iCloud password is basically the Apple ID (an email address).

  • This means that resetting one’s iCloud password is the same as resetting one’s Apple ID password.
  • Usually, the Apple ID password is the same as that of one’s iCloud. So if in case one can recall his/her Apple ID password then he/she must first try to log into iCloud using this password.

What is an iCloud Password used for? This password is used for logging into one’s:

  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod

What are the benefits of this password? Benefits of having this password have been listed below:

  • This password protects one’s personal files stored in iCloud which include personal photographs, contact details and much more.
  • In case one forgets this password, accessing these files will be next to impossible.
  • This password also enables the user to remotely erase all his data from his device.

What are the Ways of Changing/Resetting iCloud Password?

There are four ways by which one can change/reset this password which has been mentioned below:

  • Resetting iCloud password on iPad/iPhone.
  • Authentication of email.
  • Security questions to be answered.
  • Verification (2 steps) / authentication (Two-Factor).

How to reset Apple ID? In case one forgets his/her iCloud password, he/she can reset the same on their iPad/ iPhone simply by following the below:

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on the Apple ID > Click on Password & Security.
  • Click on change password and set a new password.

How to Properly Reset Apple ID on iOS 10 or Earlier?

If you are using an iOS 10 or earlier, you need not worry. The steps are a little different but very easy. The steps for the same have been mentioned below:

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on “iCloud”.
  • Click on “Apple ID”.

What to do to change your Apple ID if you haven’t added an iCloud account? In case you have lost your Apple ID and have not added an iCloud account to your device, then you can follow the given steps to change it:

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on the iCloud tab.
  • Reset the password of your account by clicking on Forgot ID (Apple)/password.

What to do if You have Forgotten Your iCloud Password as Well as Your Security Questions?

Don’t worry if you have forgotten your Password along with your security questions. Then, use the Email Authentication method to tackle this situation. The Apple ID account page enables you to change/reset your iCloud password using different methods. One of it happens with a reset email being sent to the email address being used by use as your Apple ID. Follow the given steps for the same.

  • Browse account page of your ID of Apple.
  • Go to the “Forgot Apple ID/ Password”.
  • Type in your ‘Apple ID’. Type the character. Click on “Continue”.
  • You will reach the reset password page.
  • Two options which will be given to you, namely, get an email or answer the security question. Click on the former if you have forgotten the security questions you had chosen.
  • Instructions will be sent to you by Apple on the email address being used by use as an ‘Apple ID’.
  • Open the email account. Click the link of ‘Reset Now’ and reset your new password.

What to do if You have Forgotten Your iCloud Password and are Unable to Access Email?

You can recover your lost iCloud password even if you are unable to access your email account. This can be done by answering security questions which had been set by you. Just follow the given steps:

  • Visit the account page of ‘Apple ID’. Then, click on the tab which says “Forgot Apple ID/Password”.
  • Type in your iCloud email address. Choose the option of answer the security questions.
  • Enter your DOB. Then go to Continue. Security questions will be asked to you, answer them.
  • Enter your new password, after all the questions are finished, in order to change your iCloud password.

How to Change Your iCloud Password using the Special Method Known as Two-Factor Authentication?

This method is Apple’s security method for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 9 and all later versions and in case of Mac on OS X Capitan and all later versions. Follow the given steps to change your password by using this method.

  • Apple ID account page is to be visited.
  • “Forget Apple ID/Password” is to click on. Apple ID is to be entered. Click on “Continue”.
  • You will be asked to enter the phone number of your device if you have enabled the Two-factor authentication. Enter this available phone no.
  • Click on the option of ‘Continue’. Choose the option of ‘Use Trusted Phone Number’.
  • An authentication code will be sent to you on your trusted device. Use this code to reset your password.

How to utilize the 2-Factor Authentication Method if in Case You are Unable to Access Your Device?

The Two-factor authentication method can still be used if in case you are unable to access your trusted device. Follow the given steps for the same:

  • Go to the account page of Apple ID. Click on Forget ID/password (Apple).
  • Now, Enter your Apple ID. Click on Continue.
  • You will be asked to enter the phone number of your device if you have enabled the Two-factor authentication. Enter this number of the phone.
  • Then Click on the option ‘Continue’. Choose Reset from another device.
  • An authentication code will be sent to you on your chosen device. Use this code to reset your password.

How can you alter your password of iCloud with 2-step verification? You can use the Two-factor authentication method only if you have enabled it. In case you haven’t, then you will be supposed to use the 2-step verification method for the same. You can reset/change your cloud password using this method with the help of a key for recovery and an authenticated device.  For this, follow the given steps:

  • Go to the account page of ‘Apple ID’.
  • Apple will inform you that your account has been protected with the two-step verification method.
  • Enter your Recovery Key. Choose your trusted device.
  • A verification code will be sent to you by Apple on your trusted device.
  • Enter this verification code of 4-digit. Reset your new password. Click on “Reset Password”.

How can You Change Your Password of iCloud with 2-Step Verification if You have Lost Your Recovery Key?

You can reset your cloud password using the method of 2-step verification even if you have forgotten the Recovery Key. This key can be easily retrieved and re-created with the help of your Apple ID, however, if you have forgotten both your Recovery Key and the Apple ID, your account may not be regained. Follow the given steps to recover your lost Recovery Key

  • Go to the account page of ‘Apple ID’.
  • Apple will inform you that your account has been protected with the two-step verification method.
  • Choose the “Lost Your Recovery Key Link”.
  • Apple will give you a solution for replacing the Recovery Key. Follow this solution.

What to do if you have forgotten password of your Apple ID as well as your email address? If in case you have forgotten both passwords of your Apple ID as well as your email address, then you get your iCloud email address on the following devices:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac
  • Apple ID account page

What to do if You have Forgotten Password of Your Apple ID and Also Email Address with the Help of Your iPhone or iPad?

If in case you have forgotten both your Apple ID and your Email Address, then you get your iCloud email address on your iPhone or iPad by following the given steps:

  • Open “iTunes/App Store”.
  • You will be able to see your email address there if you have signed in with the iCloud account.
  • You can also go to Setting. Your ‘Apple ID’ will be visible there.

What to do if You have Forgotten Your Apple ID Password and Also Your Email Address with the Help of Your Mac?

If in case you have forgotten both your Apple ID and your email address, then you will get your email address of iCloud on your Mac by following the given steps:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Check your ‘Apple ID’ there.
  • You can also do so by going to the iCloud/iTunes/App Store application.

What to do if you have forgotten your Apple ID password and also your email address with the help of your Mac?

If in case you have forgotten both your Apple ID and your Email Address, then you will get your email address of iCloud on your account page of Apple ID by following the given steps:

  • Go to your account page of ‘Apple ID’.
  • Retrieve your ID (Apple).

TIPS

  • To prevent yourself from forgetting your password time and again, you can write it down in a diary and keep it safe and hidden from everyone else.
  • iCloud password can be recovered on your PC, Mac or any other devices using your Apple ID on this website here – https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin.

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