Change your Apple ID password

Follow these steps to change your Apple ID password.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > Password & Security.
  2. Tap Change Password.
    Change password screen on iPhone
  3. Enter your current password or device passcode, then enter a new password and confirm the new password. 
  4. Tap Change or Change Password.
  5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services. 

Find out more about how to change your Apple ID and update other account information.


On your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Apple ID.
  2. Click Password & Security.
  3. Click Change Password. Before can reset your Apple ID password, you'll be required to enter the password you used to unlock your Mac. 

On your Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Choose Account Details.
  3. Click Security > Reset Password. Before can reset your Apple ID password, you'll be required to enter the password you used to unlock your Mac. 

On the web

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. In the Security section, click Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password, then enter a new password and confirm the new password. 
  4. Click Change Password.
  5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services. 

If you've forgotten your password

If you can't remember your Apple ID password, follow these steps to reset it. After you've reset your password, you will need to update your Apple ID and password in each service that you’re signed in to.

If you've generated a recovery key, you can use it to help reset your password. Find out more about using a recovery key


Find out more about passwords and your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services, such as the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime and more.

When you create a new password, bear the following in mind:

  • Your new Apple ID password must contain at least eight characters, a number, an uppercase letter and a lowercase letter. 
  • You can't use spaces, the same character three times in a row, your Apple ID or a password you've used in the last year.

Find out more about password requirements and how to keep your Apple ID secure

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