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About Apple ID security questions

Learn about Apple ID security questions, including how to set up or change your questions. 

Security questions are one of the security features of Apple ID. If you add security questions to your Apple ID, anyone who tries to change or reset your password, birth date, or other Apple ID security information must first answer one or more of your security questions. Security questions provide an extra level of security, and they help Apple verify that you are the person requesting access to your account.

If you don't want security questions or are concerned about forgetting the answers, consider setting up two-step verification. With two-step verification, you don't need security questions to secure your account or verify your identity.

Set up or change your security questions

  1. Go to My Apple ID (appleid.apple.com).
  2. Select “Manage your Apple ID” and sign in.
  3. Select “Password and Security” on the left side of the page.
  4. If you already have security questions, you'll be asked to answer them before continuing. Forgot the answers?
  5. Choose your new security questions, then enter the answers.
  6. Add and verify a rescue email address, if that option is available.
  7. Click Save.
Last Modified: May 19, 2014
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