Change Password & Security preferences for your Apple ID on Mac
On your Mac, use Password & Security preferences to change the password and security settings associated with your Apple ID. Learn how to set up your Apple ID password and security information.
To change these preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Apple ID , then select Password & Security in the sidebar.
Change the password for your Apple ID account. You need to enter your computer login password, then click Allow. Enter and verify a new Apple ID password according to the instructions that appear.
View whether two-factor authentication is turned on. Two-factor authentication is turned on automatically for most Mac computers. If two-factor authentication is off, click Turn On to begin using it. Once you’ve set up Two-Factor Authentication, you must use it when you sign in to your account—you can’t turn it off.
Trusted phone numbers
Specify trusted phone numbers used to verify your identity when signing in on a different device or browser. To add a phone number, click Edit. Next click the Add button . Enter your Mac login password when asked. Type a phone number that can be used to verify your identity. Select whether you want to be reached by text or phone call, then click Continue. Enter the code sent to the email address or phone number and click Next.
To remove an email or phone number, select the item, click the Delete button , then click Remove.
When finished entering phone numbers, click Done.
This option only appears if you’re using Two-Factor Authentication.
Get Verification Code
Sends a verification code to your trusted phone number when signing in to your account on another device or on iCloud.com.
This option only appears if you’re using two-factor authentication.
Choose one or more people you trust to help you regain access to your account if you ever get locked out. Recovery contacts can’t access your data, but can help you get it back. To set up a recovery contact, click Manage, then click the Add button . Click Add Recovery Contact and follow the onscreen instructions. You can also set up a recovery key to increase the security of your account. See How to use account recovery when you can’t reset your Apple ID password.
Apps Using Your Apple ID
Review the number of apps and websites that you’ve signed in to using Sign in with Apple. The options provide information about your accounts and the ability to turn off features or stop using Sign in with Apple. This option only appears after you’ve used Sign in with Apple to set up an account on an app or website. See Use Sign in with Apple.