Forgot Apple ID Password? 3 Ways to Reset Apple ID Password


November 15, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I just took a lot of photos with my iPhone and have them shared on all my iOS devices. It asked me to enter my iCloud password when I tried to backup the account edge files to iCloud, but I can’t remember it! Does anyone know how to reset passcode? Thanks in advance.

Verify iCloud Password

Apple ID is very important for iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac users since all Apple services are accessed via your unique Apple account. This means that your Apple ID acts as your iTunes account, iCloud account and App Store login details as well.

Meanwhile, iCloud password is used to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as your photos, contacts, messages, notes, reminders, documents and more. You will not be able to access these files on iCloud or iTunes if you forgot passcode.

What to do if you definitely don’t remember your Apple account password on your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

Don’t worry,

We will introduce three ways to recover iCloud passcode in this post, and will also recommend a third-party tool to help users selectively restore from iCloud after resetting the iCloud password.

1. Reset iCloud Password When Forgot Password

Login to iCloud official site and then click on “Forgot Apple ID or password”. You can also directly go to, then you will have two options to reset your password. They are:

  • Get an email – you will receive instructions to your email address ending in
  • Answer security questions you chose when you created your Apple ID.

Choose from the above options and enter your Apple account. Click Continue.

After that, follow the directions in the email to reset your password or verify your security questions related to the Apple ID, and follow the directions to complete the process.

Reset iCloud Password

2. Reset Passcode When Forgot Apple ID and Passcode

If you forgot both your Apple account and password, you can choose to click “Forgot Apple ID” instead of entering your Apple ID in the beginning. Or you can follow the steps.

Go to

Click on Look It Up.

Then enter the name and email address that you used to create your account.

3. Recover Password on iOS Device

Go to Settings iCloud.

Enter email address and tap on “Forgot Apple ID or Password”, then you will also have two options too. Follow the above exact steps to recover the Apple ID.

recover password on ios device

4. Recover Data from iCloud Backup

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is a professional data recovery tool which is able to recover lost data from backup file even if iPhone broken/lost or other unexpected situations. The recoverable data includes contacts, photos, messages, attachments, videos, music, note, reminders, etc. Let’s have a look how it works.

Download and install the software on your computer with the above link accordingly. The software will launch automatically once it completes. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable.

Select Function

You will get multiply backup files if you have to choose from after you sign in your iCloud account. Select one that you think may contain the lost data and click Start Scan.

fonelab recover from icloud

Preview contents in details. Then check the items that you need and click Recover. The retrieved files will be saved to your computer.

fonelab scan data in icloud

Get the free trial version of the software on your computer now, you can use it to backup or recover data in recovery mode from your device too.

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