Resetting Your Apple ID

Today’s Tech Tip provides the steps you need to follow when resetting your Apple ID. If you are looking to change your password, the steps below will help you through the process.

Please remember to turn on the automatic backup feature so that your information can be recovered in the event of loss or damage to the iPad. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap iCloud
  2. Tap “Storage & Backup”
  3. Slide iCloud Backup button to green.

Updating Your Password

  1. 1) Using your web browser, go to the website appleid.apple.com/ and click the button “Manage your Apple ID”
  2. 2) Sign into your Apple ID account using your Apple ID email address and your current password
  3. 3) Once you are signed in, click the link on the left menu that reads “Password and Security”
  4. 4) Answer the security questions with the appropriate answers (students needing assistance with this section should stop by the Tech Office at room 143)
  5. 5) The next screen will allow you to manage your security settings. Click the “Change Password” link to create your new password. Note that your password will need to meet minimum Apple ID standards. These include using at least 8 characters, at least one capital letter, at least one lower case letter, and at least one number
  6. 6) Once you have typed your new password and re-typed it to confirm, press the “Change Password” button. You will receive a confirmation message, “Your changes have been saved.”
  7. 7) After updating your password, you may also want to update your security questions. These can be changed on the same screen you go to when clicking the “Password and Security” link. Your answers should be something you will remember easily, but still private enough so that no one else can provide the correct answer. After you provide update the questions and answers, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation message, “Your changes have been saved.”
  8. 8) One final option you can update is with your rescue email. If you have an alternate email that you would like to use (an email other than the one used for your Apple ID), you can enter that email at the bottom of the “Password and Security” page. This email can be used as an alternative way to reset your Apple ID and other account recovery emails.

Those are the steps to updating your Apple ID password. The process only takes a few minutes of your time and can keep your information more secure. And remember, resetting passwords on a routine basis is a good practice, whether it’s for an online bank account, your xBox live account or for your Apple ID.