[100% Works] How To Reset Apple ID Password? Do It Now! [2022]

Bradley Jonathan | Sep 21, 2022

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Are you worried because you don’t remember your Apple ID password? Well, don’t worry, this happens to all of us, and I am here to save your day with a complete guide on Apple ID password reset.

All the methods listed in this article for Apple ID password reset are tested by myself so that you can have an authentic understanding of the things. I have also prepared a bonus method for you to reset your Apple ID password with a 99% success rate. Besides this, other methods are also listed in detail that any non-tech person can follow.

Part 1 Reset Apple ID Password When You Forgot Your Previous One

Method 1: Reset Apple ID Password on iforgot.apple

A. Reset Apple ID Password via Two-Factor Authentication on iforgot.apple

Two Factor Authentication - iPad & iPhone

If you have two-factor authentication enabled as a protective measure in your Apple ID, you can reset your password directly from a trusted device.

  1. Go to the "iforgot.apple.com" website and enter your Apple ID e-mail.
  2. Enter the phone number which is trusted and linked with your Apple account.
  3. Click Continue to send a notification to your trusted device
  4. You will receive a notification for resetting your password and tap Allow.
  5. You will be asked to enter your passcode.Once finished, type in your new password and then retype it to confirm.

B. Reset Apple ID Password via recovery e-mail or security questions on iforgot.apple

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Reset Apple ID password via recovery e-mail or security questions

This method requires authenticating yourself as the true owner of the Apple ID via your recovery e-mail or answering the security questions.

  1. On any device, go to iforgot.apple.com
  2. In the log in area, type your Apple ID e-mail.
  3. Select the option to "Reset your Password" and Press Continue
  4. You will be presented with two options: 'Email Authentication' or 'Answer security question'
    • If you choose ‘Email Authentication', Apple will send an email to your backup email address. You'll find an email called "How To Reset Your Apple ID Password." Follow the link and the instructions.
    • If you choose ‘Answer Security Questions', you'll have to answer the security questions you set up for yourself previously. Click ‘Next'
  5. Follow the instructions given to you and select "Reset Password"

Method 2: Reset Apple ID Password via Mobitrix LockAway (100% works)

Here is the bonus! Mobitrix LockAway is a professional iOS lock removal tool to unlock Apple ID and solve Apple ID password issues such as resetting Apple ID password. This tool comes with effortless steps and 100% privacy protection to keep your data and device safe. Let Mobitrix LockAway save your day by resetting your Apple ID password within 20 mins.

What can you do with Mobitrix LockAway?

  • You forgot the Apple ID password
  • You can’t log out of iCloud account
  • You can’t erase the iPhone
  • You can’t turn off FMI

After resetting your Apple ID password with Mobitrix LockAway, you can:

  • Change to a different Apple ID/icloud account or create a new one
  • All the Apple ID features and iCloud services are easily accessible.
  • Find My iPhone/iPad can be turned off easily
  • The previous Apple ID won’t be able to bother you anymore.

Pros:

  • It does not require you to remember the Apple ID password.
  • The tool does not bind you to iTunes.
  • Mobitrix LockAway can solve your problem in 30 minutes with a 99% success rate.
  • The interface is user-friendly and comes with effortless steps.
  • It keeps up with 100% privacy protection of your data.
  • The tool is compatible with all the iPhone models, from iPhone 5s to iPhone 14.
  • It supports all the latest iOS versions, such as 12/13/14/15/16 and later.

Steps:

  1. Download and Install Mobitrix LockAway
  2. Click on “Unlock Apple ID” in the main menu
  3. Mobitrix LockAway - Unlock Apple ID - Home

    Mobitrix LockAway - Unlock Apple ID - Home

  4. Click Start to remove Apple ID
  5. Mobitrix LockAway - Unlock Apple ID - Click Start to Remove

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    Unlock Apple ID

  6. The unlocking process usually takes less than 20 minutes

Method 3: Reset Apple ID Password via Account Recovery Contact

Account recovery contact is someone who can verify your identity and help you regain access to your account. If account recovery contact is already created on your iOS device, it is easier and faster to get a recovery code from your recovery contact to reset your Apple ID password.

Requirements before you set up a account recovery contact:

  • It is compulsory to run iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, or macOS Monterey or later.
  • Two-factor authentication must be enabled on your device.
  • You must be over the age of 13.

How to receive a recovery code from account recovery contact?

Steps:

  1. Call one of your Account Recovery Contacts using your iPhone
  2. Your contact will then give you a 6-digit code.
  3. Enter the 6-digit code received
  4. Reset your Apple ID password after your identity is confirmed.

How to set up a account recovery account?

I advise you to enable this function because it is super convenient and direct to reset your Apple ID password in case you forgot it again in the future.

Steps:

  1. Launch Settings and open your account.
  2. Go to ‘password and security’
  3. Locate account recovery.
  4. Select ‘add recovery account’ under the recovery assistance tab.
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    Settings-Add recovery account

  6. Enter your Touch ID or Face ID to authenticate.
  7. Select a contact you trust. Family members will be automatically added, but any other contact needs to accept the request.
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    Choose recovery account

Note:Always make sure that the person you are setting as your account recovery contact is trustworthy such as a family member, your spouse, or close friends.

Method 4: Reset Apple ID Password via Recovery Key

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Two step verification - enter recovery key

If you choose Recovery Key to reset, you need to know and type your recovery key. It's a randomly generated 14-character code which Apple creates when you activate two-step verification on your account.

Steps:

  1. Click appleid.apple.com, then click on 'Forgot Apple ID or password?'
  2. Enter your Apple ID, Select 'Reset your password' option, then hit 'Continue.'
  3. Now click on 'Did you forget your Apple ID?'
  4. Type the 'Recovery Key for two-step verification.' And then you can reset the password once it's accepted.

Note:

When you use two-step verification, you need to:

  • Remember your password
  • Keep your trusted devices physically secure
  • Keep your Recovery Key in a safe place

If you lose access to two of these three items at the same time, you would be locked out of your Apple ID forever.


Method 5: Reset Apple ID Password via someone else's device

If you have lost access to your iPhone, you can either use Apple Support App or Find My App to reset your Apple ID password. Here's how:

A: Via Apple Support APP

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Apple Support App

Ask your friend or family member to open the App Store and download the Apple Support App on their iPhone (should be iOS 12 or later). Next, open the app and follow the steps below:

  1. Go to topics, choose Passwords & Security.
  2. Choose Reset Apple ID password.
  3. Tap on Get Started and choose "A different Apple ID."
  4. Enter the account details that you want to reset.
  5. Select Next, follow the guidelines that appear and receive confirmation of the changed password.

B: Via Find My iPhone App

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Find My App

If your friend or family member's device runs iOS 12 lower and they can't download the Apple Support app, use the Find My iPhone app instead.

  1. Go to the Find My iPhone app and open it.
  2. Ensure that the Apple ID field is empty once the Sign-in screen appears. If you find anyone else's username, erase it.
  3. Go to forget Apple ID and Password and follow the prompts that appear.

Part 2 Reset/Change Apple ID Password When Knowing the Previous One

If you have all the required credentials of your Apple account and password, you just want to reset/change password for security purposes, here's how:

Method 1: Reset Apple ID password on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

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Reset Apple ID Password via iPhone Settings

Steps:

  1. Tap the settings icon on your phone and choose your account from the top of the menu.
  2. Go to iCloud and choose "Password & Security".
  3. Click on "Change Password."
  4. Enter your current passcode if you have one.
  5. Go ahead and set a new password. Finish by verifying it. The password should meet the specified criteria.
  6. You now get the option of forcing all the other logged-in devices. Select it and you are all done.

Method 2: Reset Apple ID password on your Mac:

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Reset Apple ID Password via Mac

Steps:

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Next, click on Apple ID.
  3. Select "Change Password." Before attempting to reset your account, you will be required to enter your Mac's login password.
  4. Set a new password and verify.
  5. Log out from all the other logged-in devices.

Method 3: Reset Apple ID password on Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier:

Steps:

  1. Select the Apple menu and then choose System preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud and choose Account Details.
  3. Go to Security, followed by reset password. You will be asked to enter your Mac's password first.
  4. Change the Password and verify.
  5. Log out of all logged-in devices.

Method 4: Reset Apple ID password on the Web:

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Reset Apple ID Password on the web

Steps:

  1. Sign into appleid.apple.com
  2. Change the password in the security selection.
  3. Enter the existing password and then set a new one.
  4. Click change password.
  5. Sign in using the new Apple ID password and access all the Apple features.
Summary

Forgetting your Apple account details can become a real headache. Likewise, resetting the password is a hassle without proper instructions. However, this article provides you easy-to-follow steps to assist you in recovering your phone.

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