IPhone – Reset apple id password immediately


I just upgraded IOS and I needed to enter icloud password during upgrade and I can't remember my apple ID password and followed password reset page – https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid

After few crazy overlapping text in captcha retries I reached the final page where it says I'll receive email or text after 24 hours.

After more than 12 hours I received email that says "An account recovery request was made for your Apple ID" and I'll receive another text or phone call to reset password on "8 October 2017 at 08:50:09 GMT+8" and today is 25th September.

Does everyone really need to wait that long or am I not using the right forgot password page?

Best Answer

Not sure which device you are using. So I list some methods to reset your Apple ID.

On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. You need to have iOS 10 or newer.
  2. Select "Settings".
  3. Select your account name, then Password & Security, and finally Change Password.
  4. For iOS 10.2 or older iOS, it's the same but first, you must select "iCloud".

On Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu, then "System Preferences", then click "iCloud".
  2. Select "Account Details".
  3. Click "Forgot Apple ID or password".
  4. Click "Security", then "Reset Password". Before you can change your Apple ID password, you'll be asked to enter the password for your Mac.