If you don’t remember your Apple ID password, also called Apple ID, don’t worry. Everything is not lost, since it is possible to recover the password of an Apple ID in a really simple way if a few specific steps are followed. In this post we will help you to do it, so that you can continue accessing your account from the iPhone, iPad, Mac or any other device in the block.
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Recover password with double factor authentication
Double factor authentication is one of the new security methods that are beginning to be implemented on many platforms in order to preserve user privacy and prevent third parties from accessing their accounts without permission. It consists of adding one more identification parameter apart from the password. In the case of Apple it works when we have more than one device , such as an iPhone and an iPad.
Of course, it will not be enough to first have two Apple computers, since it will be necessary to have that functionality activated, which can be managed from the settings of an iPhone, iPad, Mac or from the iCloud website . With that feature enabled, you can recover your Apple ID password by clicking on “I forgot my password” , a link that appears when trying to log in to a device with your account.
In the password recovery options that will appear, you must click on one in which you can send a security code to another device. An alert and a pop-up message will instantly sound on that other device indicating that there is a device trying to log in with your account. You must click on the “allow” option and this code will appear.
Once you have entered the code on the device you want to log in to, you can now access the different options to change the password for your Apple ID .
Recover password with security questions
There is another method to recover the password of an Apple ID, which is a classic. It is about answering security questions that you previously answered in order to recover the password in the future. Normally these questions can be set when the account is first created and can be such as the name of your best childhood friend or the brand of your first car.
To answer these questions, we recommend that you go to the Apple ID website and click on “Have you forgotten your Apple ID or password?”. Once you access this link you will find the option to reset password or reset security questions, having to click on the reset password to unlock the account. You will then have to choose the option to answer the security questions and, once answered correctly, you will have access to your account again and you will be able to create a new password.
Recover password by email
Another possibility that you can find to recover your password is through your email, which should be the same as your Apple ID. It should be noted that the password for accessing this email does not have to be the same, although if you do not remember the password for this email, you must follow the appropriate steps to recover it with your provider (Gmail, Outlook …).
The steps to follow for this method are practically the same as for the security questions, having to access the Apple ID website. In this case you must select “receive an email” as the unlocking method. Then check your inbox and you’ll find instructions to recover your account. If you do not receive this email after a few minutes, we advise you to look in the spam tray to see if you received it there.
If you have not been able to recover your password with any of these methods, we recommend you contact Apple so they can help you in another way.