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If you forgot the answers to your Apple ID security questions

You can reset your security questions from

Apple takes the security of your information very seriously. That's why we use security questions to help verify that you're the only person who can access or make changes to your account. If you forgot your answers, use these steps to verify your identity, then reset your security questions.

Reset your security questions

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your Apple ID, then select Continue.

  3. Choose the option to reset your security questions, then select Continue.

  4. Enter your Apple ID password, then select Continue.

  5. Follow the onscreen steps to verify your identity. The information you’re asked to provide may vary based on your account details and other factors. If you don't get any options to verify your identity, you can't reset your security questions at this time.

  6. Choose new security questions and answers and select Continue. See our tips for choosing security questions and keeping your account secure.

After you reset your security questions, you might want to set up two-factor authentication instead. It's the best way to keep your account secure, and you won't need to remember any security questions. You can set up two-factor authentication right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later or your Mac with OS X El Capitan or later.

If you answer your security questions incorrectly too many times in a row, you temporarily can't use your security questions. Try to reset your questions after the waiting period ends.

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