How to reset Apple ID
How to reset Apple ID. We often forget an important password – especially when it is complicated, because it is required by the rules of a given site. We then have the opportunity to recover it, for example, by answering the question that was asked during registration. There is also another option which is to completely reset your password by logging in on a paired device or by entering your phone code. This is the option for securing your Apple ID. So if you are a user of an Apple device and you do not remember your password, read the following tips from which you will learn what to do in such a situation.
What is an Apple ID for?
If you are an Apple user, you probably know what an Apple ID is for. Thanks to it, you can use all Apple services, as well as make your devices connected to each other – which makes it much easier, for example, to search for music we listened to or videos we watched on the Internet. You must set a strong password when setting up an Apple ID. Apple cares about its users, so the security should consist of at least eight characters and contain lowercase and uppercase letters and at least one number. In addition, it is recommended that you change your password frequently to ensure that no one can access your account without your knowledge. Such actions make it sometimes difficult for us to remember the password or it may happen that we forget it, that we have made a change and will try to log in with the old password. Of course, an attempt to log in like this will fail, and we will remain without access to the account. What can be done in such a situation? Apple has anticipated such situations and gives its users the opportunity to reset their passwords, both using mobile devices and using computers. However, if you want to protect yourself a bit earlier, you can enable two-factor authentication. This type of solution is available to users of devices with the following systems: iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, and via the Apple website. However, if you have an older system, you can use the two-step verification of your Apple ID account. However, when you have not enabled the aforementioned features before, then when recovering a forgotten password, it will be necessary to reset it. You can do this in two ways, which are described below.
Resetting your password from another Apple device
The simplest and most common way is to reset your password using another Apple device. This method, however, requires one condition to be met – the device from which we will reset the password must have access to our account. What does this mean in practice? Well, only that we would have to be logged in there before we forgot the password. The good news is that it does not have to be a mobile device, any Apple device, and even those with Android and Windows computers can be used to reset the lost password. For non-Apple devices, however, resetting your password is a bit different, so we’ll focus on iOS or Mac devices. First, you need to find the password reset function. If you are using a mobile device, it will be in the settings, while in the case of a Mac you have to look for it in themes. Then all you have to do is follow the instructions that appear on the screen. However, when using a computer, you may run into a rather embarrassing situation as the device will ask for a password. This may surprise you, because you forgot your password and are trying to reset it. What to do in that case? Keep calm, when this message appears, you’ll need to enter the password you use to unlock your computer. When you enter your computer password, a prompt should appear on the screen informing you that the password has been changed. From now on, you can log in to all devices using the new password.
Reset password with friends or family
However, if you do not have access to the device on which you are logged in, you can ask a friend or family member for help. However, it is necessary that the person has a phone from Apple. It will have to download a special application – “Apple Support”, thanks to which it will be possible to reset the password on any device. After installing it, and selecting the option related to resetting the password on another device, follow the instructions on the screen. After all the steps have been completed correctly and the actions are completed, the screen will show that the password has been changed. When using this method, however, remember to only ask for help from people you fully trust. Otherwise, you expose your phone to unwanted hacker attacks.