iCloud is a cloud storage provided by Apple. All your photos, videos, e-mails on your Apple device (iphone, iPad, Mac) are stored in your iCloud. The information on each device is automatically updated to make sure the most current information is available on all devices which is called iCloud sync. The same iCloud password is used for accessing iCloud in all your Apple devices.
Forgetting password is common specially in recent years. We log in to handful of websites daily. So it is very hard, sometimes impossible to remember every password. So iCloud has a way to recover your lost or forgotten password.
How To Reset iCloud Password
- Open a new tab on a web browser and then go to www.icloud.com
- From the iCloud login section, click on Forgot Apple ID or password ? link. You will be re-directed to Apple ID recovery page.
- Enter your Apple ID i.e. iCloud email address.
- On the next field, type the characters in the image. If you cannot figure out the characters, then click on New Code to get new Captcha.
- Click Continue to move on to next step.
- Select what information you want to reset. Select ‘my password’, then click Continue.
- Now you have choose how do you want to reset iCloud password ; either getting an email with reset link or answering security questions.
If You Select “Get an email”
- Sign in to that e-mail account (your iCloud email) and check for the email message from Apple.
- If you have added rescue email address (alternative email), then you will get email in that address.
- Click on the Reset now – > link. A new page will open where you have to enter a new password.
- Re-enter new password for confirmation.
- Finally click on Reset Password.
If You Select “Answer security questions”
- First of all, verify your date of birth to continue.
- Now answer the questions you chose when you created your Apple ID.
- Set a new password for iCloud account.
Why So Many Steps To Reset iCloud Password ?
You might be wondering why there are so many steps just to reset your iCloud password. It is because Apple wants to prevent from any unauthorised trying to make changes to your account. That is why you need to enter your correct date of birth.
By doing so, Apple ensures that it is actually you (the authorised person) who is resetting the login password. No one expect you should know the answer to your security questions. After all it is called security questions for a reason.