Reset iCloud Password on iPhone/iPad

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Q: I had stored all my important files, pictures, and messages in my iCloud, but I just can't remember my iCloud password. Can someone please tell me if there's a method to change iCloud password I can try?

It is not an individual case in our actual lives. A large number of people have met the same situation as above: forget their iCloud password and fail to access the iCloud account.

Since iCloud is one of the official iDevices data storages, most users choose to sync and store the significant files from iPhone, iPad or iPod to iCloud so that they can get them back when they lose or delete the data by mistake. So, forgetting iCloud password means that the files saved in iCloud would be locked and you are not able to use them unless you recall the passcode. What a terrible thing!

But don't worry! Three ways to reset the passcode of iCloud will be provided here. Thus, you can use the new passcode to enter your iCloud account and find back the data you need even when you do not remember the key.

Part 1. How to Change Your iCloud Password by Using Email Authentication

If you foget the password of iCloud, you can go to choose to reset password by sending an email. To achieve that, you can:

Step 1. Go to "My Apple ID". On the interface of this page, you will see the option "Forgot Apple ID or password?" at the bottom. Just click on it to begin the resetting process.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and tap "Continue" to go to the next page.

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Step 3. Click on "I need to reset my password" on this page and elect "Continue". Then you will receive an official email from Apple containing password reset link.

Step 4. Click on the link and select "Reset Now" to reset the password.

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Now you can enter your iCloud by using the new key and remember to write down the new password this time.

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Part 2. Answering Security Questions to Reset iCloud Passcode

In fact, we have set some security questions when we first setting passcode for iCloud to secure the safety of the account. So, if you do not want wait for the email or do not remember the password of email as well, you can select to reset the password by answering the security questions. But by using this method, you must make sure that you remember the answer of the problems.

Step 1. Head on to My Apple ID as well and select "Forgot Apple ID or password". But this time, you need to choose "Answer security questions" option.

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Step 2. Enter your birthday and click on Continue" and "Answer the security question".

Step 3. After finishing the answer, you can set a new password and use the new one to sign in your iCloud.

Part 3. Recover iCloud Password with Two-factor Authentication

If you have ever set up two-factor authentication to protect your accounts, you can use it to reset the iCloud password here. This method will ask you to provide the trusted phone number so that you can get a security code from Apple. Let's learn how to do!

Step 1. Navigate to and enter your Recovery Key.

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Step 2. Click on "Continue" and input the phone number of your trusted device and Apple will send you a verification code.

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Step 3. Enter the four-digit verification code and then set a new password and select "Reset Password".

You can reset or change your password on your trusted iPhone if you forget the passcode of iCloud 2-step verification. You can:

Go to Settings> iCloud> Apple ID> Password & Security to set a new one.

Part 4. Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Data

Actually, except for backing up your iPhone data in iCloud, you can select to sync the data to computer. So you will have no need of worrying that you forget the iCloud password once again. Here, MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Win & Mac) is our strongest recommendation. With this program, you can transfer various kinds of files on iPhone to computer within several simple clicks, including contacts, SMS, photos, music, videos and so on. According to its users, it is really a good helper in iPhone data backup and management.

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Here is how to backup iPhone data with the tool:

Step 1. Download and install the software on your desktop computer and launch it. Then use a USB cable to link your iPhone to the PC.

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Step 2. The program will detect the connected iPhone automatically and it will ask you to trust the computer on your device. Just click on "Trust" button on iPhone and tap on "Continue" to finish the recognition.

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Step 3. Choose the wanted files in the left pane and click on them to locate their specific contents. Then tick the data you wish to move and tap "Export” button to save them to your computer.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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