Detailed Methods to Reset Your Apple ID Password

Apr 17, 2023 • Filed to: Password Manage Solutions • Proven solutions


When you buy a new Apple device, you first need to create Apple ID to start with.  But there comes a time when you need to enter your Apple ID credentials and bang! You barely remember the password and want to reset it, And then you rarely reuse that for months or maybe years in some cases..


Apple has a strong security system but does not panic as we have a few ways to get into it. We will discuss both the ways with and without passwords to reset the Apple ID.

Without further ado, let's dive into it:

Method 1: Reset your Apple ID passwords on iOS device

Reset your Apple ID passwords on iOS device

Step 1: Head over to "Settings," and from the top of the menu bar, choose your iCloud account.

Step 2: Next, tap on the "Change Password" option and create a new password and confirm it.

Step 3: Click on "Change Password".

Change Password

Step 4: You will be prompted to enter your phone passcode for verification purposes. Enter the passcode.

Step 5: Now type your new password and also verify it again.

Note: Please ensure that the new password you create is a minimum of 8 characters long, and includes a number, an uppercase, and a lowercase letter, to make it secure.

Step 6: Here, you will be given a choice whether you want to sign out from all other devices and websites logged in from your Apple ID.

Step 7: And you are done! With your password changed, it is recommended to set up your trusted phone number. This additional step helps you to recover your account in the future if you forget your password.

Method 2: Reset your Apple ID passwords on Mac

Step 1: Click on the "System Preferences" on your Mac from the Apple menu (or the Dock).

Reset your Apple ID passwords on Mac

Step 2: Now, choose the "Apple ID" option in the next window at the top right to go ahead.

Step 3: In the next window, search for the "Password & Security" option and tap on it.

Step 4: Here, you need to click on the "Change password" option.

Step 5: The system will ask you to type your Mac password for verification purposes. Enter the password and select "Allow" to proceed.

Step 6: So there you are! Please create a new password for your Apple account. Re-enter the new password for verification and select the "Change" option.

Method 3: Reset your Apple ID passwords on Apple official website

Reset your Apple ID passwords

There are two ways to reset your Apple ID passwords. One of them we discussed above by logging in to your ID, opting for the "Change Password" option, and creating a new password.

However, if in case you have forgotten your Apple ID password, please follow the below-given steps:

Step 1: Open your browser and go to the page

Step 2: Select the "Forgot Apple ID or Password" option just below the login boxes.

Step 3: Next, type your Apple ID email address.

Step 4: Here, you will be given some options to continue, including whether you want to answer your security question or get an email with a link to update your Apple ID password.

Step 5: You will receive "Password Reset Email," whereby you can easily reset the Apple ID and password following the link.

password reset email

Step 6: If you have lost your email and changed your phone number, you can opt for a two-factor or two-step verification method by visiting and following the instructions.

Method 4: Find Apple ID with Dr.Fone - Password Manager

When you forget your Apple account password, your entire world seems to have come to a standstill with no access to your apps or documents, and music. And if you had no luck with the methods mentioned above or want a permanent solution to the problems of forgetting these passwords, let me introduce you to Dr.Fone - Password Manager (iOS), which is a fantastic software to recover your forgotten passwords on iDevice. The other features of Dr.Fone are: recover your stored websites & app login passwords; help find saved Wi-Fi passwords, and recover Screen Time Passcodes.

In short, it's one-stop solution to secure all your vital information. Let’s find out how it helps to recover your forgotten Apple ID password.

Step 1: You will have to download and install the Dr.Fone app on your iPhone/iPad and then look for the "Password Manager option and click on it.

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Step 2: Next, connect your iOS device with your laptop/PC using the lightning cable. If you are connecting your iDevice for the first time with your system, then select the "Trust This Computer" alert on the screen. To proceed ahead, select the "Trust" option.

pc commection

Step 3: You will have to resume the scanning process by tapping on "Start Scan".

start scan

You will have to wait until Dr.Fone finishes the scan.

Step 4: Once the scanning process is over, your password information will be listed, including a Wi-Fi password, Apple ID login, etc.

check the passwords

Step 5: Next, click on the "Export" option to export all the passwords by selecting the CSV format you want.

To wrap it up:

I hope one of these listed methods to reset your Apple ID was helpful to you.

And remember, whatever method you follow to change your Apple ID password, it is advisable to log in as soon as possible with your new password. This will ensure that your password has been changed and further helps you to update your password on all other devices by going on the Settings menu.

Also, check the Dr.Fone tool and save yourself all the troubles in the future of forgetting and recovering the different set of passwords.

If you have any other method to reset the Apple ID password, do not hesitate to mention about it in the comment section and help others.

James Davis

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