If you forgot your Apple ID password

Here's how to reset your Apple ID password and regain access to your account.

The fastest and easiest way to reset your password is with your iPhone or other trusted Apple device—one that you're already signed in to with your Apple ID, so that we know that it's yours.

You need a passcode (or password on Mac) set up on your device.

Reset your Apple ID password on your iPhone or other trusted Apple device

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap your name > Password & Security > Change Password.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to reset your password.
    Change your password in Settings on iPhone

You can also follow this process on a trusted iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch.

To reset your password on your trusted Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences. Then click Apple ID, click Password & Security, and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you have a new Apple device

If you have a new Apple device or an Apple device that you aren't signed in to with your Apple ID, you can select "Forgot Apple ID or password?" wherever the option appears.

During device setup, you can find this option on the Apple ID sign-in screen. After setup, you can select an app or other option that prompts you to sign in:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Go to the Settings app and tap Messages.
  • Mac: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences. Then click Apple ID and enter your Apple ID.

Reset your Apple ID password with the Apple Support app on a borrowed device

If you don't have an Apple device, borrow one from a friend or family member, or visit an Apple Store.

  1. Open the Apple Support app on the borrowed Apple device. If needed, you can download the Apple Support app from the App Store.
  2. Tap Passwords & Security > Reset Apple ID password > Get Started.
  3. Tap "A different Apple ID."
  4. Enter your Apple ID and follow the onscreen instructions to reset your password.

Any information that you enter will not be stored on the device.


Reset your Apple ID password on the web

If you don't have a trusted device, you can reset your password on the web—but the process might take a little longer.

When possible, the web process redirects you to a trusted device. If you'll have access to one of your trusted devices soon, it might be faster and easier to reset your password then.

Reset your password at iforgot.apple.com

 

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