Forgot iCloud Password

iCloud helps Apple users store data, contacts and other information in the backup. You can access iCloud using several devices and the user can also easily synchronize the data from the required device. Now it happens that the user can forget the password of the iCloud account. This article describes the steps to reset the password.

It is understandable that you feel panic when you forget your ICloud password. Fortunately, if you remember some of the information you used to configure it originally, resetting your password is quite simple. Apple provides several ways to recover a forgotten username or password, and can initiate the recovery process directly on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Windows PC, or anything with a web browser. Keyquery provide the publication on what to do if you forget the ICloud password. Answer the security questions that linked with iCloud When setting up a new iPad, iPhone or Mac, or when creating an iCloud, you probably need to enter answers to some security questions: City name where you grew up, maybe, or the name of a best friend. If you choose to answer your security questions,

Here are the steps you should follow:

Step1: Go to the iCloud account page and click on "I forgot my iCloud username or password".

Step2: Enter the email address that linked with the iCloud account and answer the secret questions as usual to reset iCloud password easily.

Two-factor authentication for iCloud

Two-factor authentication is an additional level of security that Apple has been driving since the launch of iOS 10 and Sierra macOS.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your iOS device.

Step 2: Tap your name> Password and security> Change password. For iOS 10.2 or earlier, touch iCloud> your name> Password and security> Change password.

On your Mac

Step1: Go to the Apple menu> System Preferences and then click on iCloud.

Step2: Choose the account details.

Step3: If you are asked to enter your iCloud password, click on "I forgot iCloud or password" and follow the instructions on the screen. You can skip the final steps below.

Step4: Click on Security> Reset password. Before you can reset your iCloud password, you will be asked to enter the password used to unlock your Mac.

Apple users who were concerned about security at that time may have a two-step verification configured for their iCloud. If this applies to you, they would have sent you a 14-character Recovery Key that Apple recommended you print and store in a safe place. If you are using 2-step verification, go to your iCloud account page and click on "I forgot iCloud or password". If you are asked to confirm your phone number, use the steps for two factor authentication. Enter your recovery key for the two-step verification. Apple Id password reset depends on whether you know the recovery key. If you do not, you will not be able to recover your account. Even Apple cannot reset your password if you do not have this Recovery Key. If you have this form of security and do not know where your recovery key is, you can obtain a new one by logging in to your iCloud account, logging in with your password and username/email address.

How to reset the iCloud password on iPhone?

If the user has lost or forgotten the password of the iCloud account, he can easily recover the account with the help of security questions.

These are the steps to reset the account password on iPhone:

  • Start Safari on the iPhone and visit the forgotten iCloud password page.
  • Start the recovery process of the iCloud account by clicking on "Enter your ID".
  • Click on "Next" and then click on "Reset by email". The reset instructions will be sent to the registered email address.
  • Touch "Answer security questions" and write the correct answers.
  • Now, once the user is on the password reset page, create a new password.
  • Now using the new Icloud password, log in to the account.

Also the user can reset the account password with the help of 2-step authentication. User just need to have the recovery key mandatory to reset the iCloud password.

Here are the steps for iCloud password reset with help of two step verification:

  • Explore Safari and visit the iCloud forgot password page.
  • Tap ‘Enter your ID’ which will begin the recovery process.
  • Now enter the ‘Recovery key’ and click ‘Next’.
  • Choose the recovery device for receiving the verification code and click ‘Next’.
  • Now enter the verification code and tap ‘Next’.
  • User is now in the password reset page. Create a new password.

iCloud account may also be blocked for any security reason and, in that case, the user must unlock the account. There is no need to worry. The user can easily unlock the password using the iPhone device.

Follow the steps to unlock the account on iPhone:

  • Visit the official iPhone unlock page and click on "Unlock iCloud".
  • Then, select the iPhone model and enter the IMEI code of the device.
  • The account will be automatically unlocked within 1-3 days. A confirmation message will be displayed to the user.

Can’t reset the account password? Contact the iCloud support team and discuss the problem. The support team will provide effective troubleshooting steps to solve the problem. Support experts are available 24*7 for help and assistance. 

Recover / Reset iCloud account password by recovery email or security questions

This method only works if you have a verified recovery email for your Apple account or a set of security questions that you have set up. The recovery instructions can be sent to your recovery email or you can answer the security questions on the Apple website.

Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Go to in your web browser.
  2. You should see an option to "Enter your Apple ID." Click on it and enter your Apple ID to start on the road to recovery. If for some reason you also forgot Apple's ID, it's not over yet! Go to part four for a recovery solution.
  3. Click on "my password"
  4. Click on the "Next" button.
  5. Now you should see two options. Click "Receive an email" to receive instructions for resetting the account in your recovery email.
  6. If you have security questions that you have configured, click on "Answer security questions" to recover your account right there on the website.

Having a recovery email for your Apple account is probably the easiest method for future recovery. However, if you prefer safety questions, avoid the obvious questions and instead use questions that only you can get.