How to Change your Apple ID Password? 3 Official Ways by Apple

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / June 16, 2021 16:30

Apple ID enables you to connect all your Apple devices and brings you convenience in data syncing. Thus, your Apple ID password is vital. Sometimes you may be somewhat forgetful and don’t remember your Apple ID password. This post will introduce how to change your Apple ID password with and without the current password on iOS, Mac and web.

How to Change your Apple ID Password? 3 Official Ways by Apple
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Part 1. How to Change Apple ID Password on iOS, Mac and Web

Steps to Change Apple ID Password on iOS

Step 1Tap the Settings app on the Home screen.

enter settings and tap your name

Step 2Tap your name at the top.

Step 3Select the Password & Security option.

tap password and security then change the password

Step 4Tap Change password at the top.

Step 5If you have enabled the screen passcode (what you use to unlock your iPhone or iPad screen), you need to enter it here.

enter passcode and update apple id password

Step 6 Enter your new Apple ID password and confirm it. Here you need to note that your new password must fulfill the requirement described below. At last, tap the Change button in the top right corner.

Steps to Change Apple ID Password on Mac

Step 1Click the apple icon to drop down the menu. Then select the System Preferences option.

enter mac system preferences

Step 2In the System Preference window, click the Apple ID button in the top right corner.

click apple id inpreferences

Step 3Click Password & Security in the sidebar on the left of the interface.

click password and security on the left

Step 4Click the Change Password button.click-change-password-button

Step 5Enter the passcode that you use to unlock your Mac and click the Allow button.

enter mac passcode

Step 6 Then enter the new password and verify it by re-entering it. At last, click the Change button to confirm.

enter new apple id password and verify

Steps to Change Apple ID Password on Web

Step 1Open https://appleid.apple.com/ in your web explorer. In the center of the webpage, enter your current Apple ID and password. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Step 2Click the Change Password button in the Security section.

click change password in security section

Step 3Enter your current password and confirm it by typing it in again. (Here you can decide whether to tick the Sign out of devices and websites using my Apple ID checkbox or not)

enter current password and new password

Step 4Click the Change Password button to change your Apple ID password.

Part 2. How to Reset Apple ID Password If You Forgot It

In fact, if you have an iOS device that logged in to your Apple ID and enabled screen passcode, you can change your Apple ID password without providing the current password. In Part 1, we have introduced in detail how to do it on iOS and Mac. In case you did not enable the screen passcode, you can try removing the Apple ID from your iOS device with FoneLab iOS Unlocker.

Key Features:

  1. Remove Apple ID without inputting the current password.
  2. Work perfectly on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch without any limitation.
  3. Compatible with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 14.6.
  4. Unlock iOS devices locked by Touch ID or Face ID.
FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

Steps to remove a locked Apple ID from your iOS device:

Step 1Free download, install and launch FoneLab iOS Unlocker on your Mac or Windows. When you see the main interface pops up, click the Remove Apple ID option.

unlocker interface

Step 2Connect your iOS device to your computer via a lightning cable. Then there should be a window popping up on your iOS device screen. Just tap the Trust button (and enter your screen passcode if there is one). Click the Start button in the FoneLab iOS Unlocker interface to move on.

start to remove apple id

Step 3Then you need to follow the instructions on the screen to reset all settings on your iOS device. Go to Settings – General – Reset  Reset All Settings. Then your iOS device will restart, during which the program will remove the existing Apple ID automatically.

reset all settings on iphone

Note: Do not disconnect your iOS device from your computer before the restarting is fully completed. Make sure the device has enough battery before you reset all settings.

Part 3. FAQs about Changing Apple ID Password

What is Apple ID?

Apple ID is the account you use to log in to iCloud, App Store, iTunes, etc. on iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple devices. It contains your personal information and settings, and you will need it to purchase and download apps from App Store.

What is two-factor authentication?

It’s an extra layer of protection on your Apple ID. With it enabled, when you log in to your Apple ID on a new device, you have to provide two pieces of information, your current Apple ID passcode and the six-digit verification code showed on a trusted Apple device. (What to do when Apple verification failed?)

What is my iCloud password?

Your iCloud password is the same as your Apple ID password. You can regard iCloud as an extra service based on Apple ID.

FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

Conclusion

This post provides information about how to change your Apple ID password. You can do it on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and any web browser. If you forgot your Apple ID password, don’t worry. Check if you have enabled the passcode on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. If you have, you can change your Apple ID password without the current password. If not, you can also try FoneLab iOS Unlocker to remove your Apple ID from your iOS device, though all your data will be gone after you do that.

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