How to reset Apple ID password — 3 easy ways

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"How to reset Apple ID password" is rising in the ranks among popular search queries on Google. There's a chance that many people have found themselves in a sticky situation in which they can't access their Apple ID, the key to unlocking many services in the Apple ecosystem, including the Apple App Store, iCloud, Apple Music, and more.

If you need to reset your Apple ID password, no problem! Here's an easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to reset your credentials.

Method 1: How to reset Apple ID password

1. On your browser, go to Iforgot.Apple.com. (opens in new tab)

2. Enter your Apple ID (the email associated with your account). If you don't know it, you can click on Look It Up.

How to reset Apple ID password

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3. Confirm one of the phone numbers you use with your Apple ID.

How to reset Apple ID password

How to reset Apple ID password (Image credit: Future)

4. You'll get a prompt on all of your iCloud-connected devices. Hit Allow on one of them.

How to reset Apple ID password

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5. Follow the onscreen instructions to reset your password.

(If you can't use any of your devices right now, click on the "Don't have access to any of your devices?" link).

Method 2: How to reset Apple ID password

1. On your iPhone, navigate to the Settings app.

How to reset Apple ID password

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2. Tap on your name.

3. Tap on Password & Security.

How to reset Apple ID password

How to reset Apple ID password (Image credit: Future)

4. Tap on Change password.

5. Enter your iPhone passcode.

6. In the "New" field, enter your new password. In the "Verify" field, re-enter it.

7. Tap Change.

Method 3: How to reset Apple ID password

1. On macOS, navigate to System Preferences.

2. Click on Apple ID.

3. Click on Password & Security.

4. Click on Change Password.

5. Enter your local macOS password (not Apple ID) and click Allow.

6. Enter your new password and re-enter it to verify it. Hit Change.

Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!