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How to change Apple ID password

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Apple has combined all its services, including your iTunes purchases, under one account - Apple ID. If you created an account in iTunes, now it has become an Apple ID, but it still performs the same functions. You can easily change your password through the Apple ID website from a computer or iOS device.

Why change your Apple ID password

The Apple account is used to perform various actions, including those related to purchases in the App Store, conducting financial transactions or working with confidential data. In order to protect yourself from the actions of cybercriminals who might gain access to your account, it is recommended that you change your passport to login regularly.

A situation may also arise when the user simply forgets the code for identification. There are two options in this case: register a new account or restore the old one. The second option is preferable, because when you start a new account, the user loses access to applications and other content.

What should be the password

Sometimes when entering a new password, the system does not accept it. This is due to the fact that Apple is quite strict about protecting the confidential information of its customers and sets strict conditions for the identification code.

The password must meet the following conditions:

  • be different from the name of the account,
  • be sure to include at least one digit,
  • among the characters should be a capital letter,
  • consist of at least 8 characters
  • do not match the old code.

In addition to complying with the requirements of the system, the user should also exercise caution.

Do not indicate your name, year of birth, or other publicly available information about yourself as a password.

If you adhere to these rules, then the risks associated with hacking your account are significantly reduced. In the future, this will help to avoid serious troubles.

Option 1: change to iPhone

Step-by-step instructions on how to change your Apple ID password on iPhone:

  1. Go to your account settings and start editing them.
  2. Log in to the system under the old password.
  3. Go to tab "Security".
  4. Run operation "Change password».
  5. Indicate first a real password, and then twice a new one, which should meet the established requirements.

If you change the Apple ID password, you will need to enter it for authorization in Apple services.

You will also have to adjust a number of parameters, including figure out how to change iCloud.

If the code is lost, then:

  1. Click on the inscription "Forgot Apple ID or Password?».
  2. Enter the email address associated with the Apple ID.
  3. Choose a recovery method (via email or using security questions).
  4. In the first case, a message will be sent with a link to the page on which the old one is reset and a new password is set.
  5. At the second, you must inform the date of birth and answer the questions.
  6. If the correct answers are given, it is proposed to form a passport for entry.

Method 1: through the Apple website

  1. Follow this link to the authorization page in your Apple ID and log in to your account.

After logging in, find the section "Security" and click on the button "Change Password".

Method 2: Via an Apple device

You can change the password from your gadget, which is connected to your Apple ID account.

    Launch the App Store. In the tab "Selection" Click on your Apple ID.

The browser will automatically launch on the screen, which will begin redirecting to the URL page for viewing information about Apple Idy. Tap on your email address.

In the next window you will need to select your country.

Enter the data from your Apple ID for authorization on the site.

A window opens with a list of sections, among which you will need to select "Security".

Select button "Change Password".

  • You will need to specify the old password once, and in the next two lines enter and confirm the new password. Tap on the button "Change"for the changes to take effect.
  • Method 3: using iTunes

    And, finally, the required procedure can be performed using the iTunes program installed on your computer.

      Launch iTunes. Click on the tab "Account" and select the button View.

    Next, an authorization window will pop up, in which you will need to specify a password from your account.

    A window will be displayed on the screen, at the top of which your Apple ID will be registered, and to the right there will be a button “Edit on appleid.apple.com”, which must be chosen.

    The next instant, the default web browser will automatically start, which will redirect you to the service page. First you need to choose your country.

  • Enter your Apple ID. All subsequent actions coincide exactly as described in the previous method.
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    On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later

    1. Click Settings> [your name]> Password and Security.
    2. Click "Change Password."
    3. Enter your current password or password for the device, then a new password and confirmation of the new password.
    4. Click "Change" or "Change Password."
    5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services.

    On a Mac

    1. Log in to your Apple ID account.
    2. In the Security section, select Change Password.
    3. Enter the current password, new password and confirmation of the new password.
    4. Click Change Password.
    5. Sign in with your new Apple ID password to access Apple features and services.

    Learn more about passwords and Apple IDs.

    When creating a new password, consider the following:

    • The new Apple ID password cannot contain less than eight characters, and it must contain at least one number, one uppercase and one lowercase letter.
    • You cannot use spaces, the same character three times in a row, the Apple ID or password that was used last year.

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    Option 2: Via iTunes Store Settings

    Password reset in iTunes:

    1. Select in the Settings column iTunes Store and App Store.
    2. Click on "Forgot Apple ID or Password?».
    3. Enter Apple ID.
    4. Enter the phone number specified during registration in the pop-up tab.
    5. Enter the device password code.
    6. Enter the new account password twice.
    7. Sign in with your Apple ID.

    Using aityuns, you can also restore the health of a locked device. To do this, it should be connected to a computer previously synchronized with the device. Then the unlocking process is started by long pressing the Home button. Next you need to follow the instructions of the system.

    How to change iCloud account details

    When binding to the cloud, it is better to change the password through this service, so as not to disrupt its operation. Learn how to change iCloud on iPhone.

    To do this, you need:

    1. AT Settings click on iCloud
    2. Scroll the page to the very end and click on "Log off".
    3. A message appears that the iPhone will delete photos and other data synchronized with the service. This is not scary, as they will remain in the cloud itself.
    4. Second warning to delete iCloud entries. We follow further.
    5. The question is what to do with browser files and notes. This is insignificant, therefore we act as it is more convenient.
    6. To exit the service, enter the old code.
    7. We again go to the service, but with the new data.

    Now let's see how to change the phone number in iCloud. This will be needed when changing the SIM card. The number is added in the account settings, but there is a small problem: the code to confirm the operation comes to the old number. This must be taken into account during the procedure.

    Many users are also interested in how to change iCloud account on the tablet.

    The procedure on the iPad is almost no different from the above, except that the confirmation code will come in an SMS message to the smartphone.

    These are the highlights on how to change iCloud when making changes to your Apple account.