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3 Different Ways to Change Your Apple ID Password

by Azrul Abas on July 21, 2022

What is an Apple ID account? It’s essentially the account to use to integrate services in Apple’s ecosystem. It includes the App Store, iCloud, iMessage, and other Apple apps. Apple ID is also used for the Handoff features, one of the features that will allow you to copy a text from an iPhone and paste it on your MacBook. The Apple ID just needs to be set up on any new MacBook, iPhone, iPad, or any other Apple devices. 

Apple ID also helps you secure your phone. For instance, when you do a MacBook repair or iPhone repair, it will require an Apple ID to verify the action when it needs a reset. Same goes when you lost your MacBook or iPhone, it could get tracked using an Apple ID through Find My apps to locate, lock, or ring your phone.

MacBook Touch ID

As with any other password, you should change it every few months to help keep it secure. Do not wait until the password has been compromised. When you are choosing a new password, keep in mind that it needs at least eight characters long and uses at least one number, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter. You also can’t reuse a password from last year.

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to change your Apple ID password. Bear in mind that these will only work if you know your current password. If you forgot your Apple ID password, you will need to go through the Apple ID reset password process.

iOS Apple ID Password

Change your Apple ID on iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Apple Watch

After you decide on a password, the first thing you want to do is to grab your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Apple Watch. Then follow these instructions:

  1. On your device, go to Settings, tap on your name at the top, and choose Password & Security
  2. Choose Change Password
  3. You’ll be prompted to enter your device passcode and then enter a new password and confirm it
  4. Tap Change
  5. Back at the main Settings screen, sign in with your new password to access Apple features and services

MacBook Apple ID

Change your Apple ID on Mac

You can also change the Apple ID password on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro, here’s how you do so:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top left-hand corner, choose System Preferences, and then click the Apple ID tile
  2. Click on Password & Security
  3. Click on Change Password
  4. Enter the password you use to unlock your Mac computer
  5. Enter your new password and verify it
  6. Click on Change

Apple ID

Change your Apple ID on Mac

If you currently don’t have your Apple devices around you, you can also change your Apple ID password on website, just make sure you have a good internet connection and follow these steps:

  1. Go to appleid.apple.com
  2. Click on Sign In in the top menu bar and sign in to your Apple ID account
  3. Select Sign-In and Security in the side menu
  4. Select Password
  5. Enter your current password, and then enter a new password and confirm it
  6. You can also choose to sign out of all Apple devices and websites here by selecting the checkbox
  7. Click Change Password

And Voila! You have changed your password. Now you can feel at ease knowing your Apple ID is secure. Just don’t forget to regularly change it to make sure no one could hack into your account.

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