When it comes to the security of your Apple ID, the Cupertino Company takes things very seriously. They have three security questions and a two-step verification method to make your accounts more secure. However, if you have forgotten the password of your Apple ID and tried the incorrect password for more than three times, it will disable your Apple ID. We have heard from a few people that have struggled at fixing this problem.This is a very easy fix and this article will help you walk through the steps that are necessary.
A disabled Apple ID will not let you do any activity using your Apple ID such as purchasing an application from App Store, downloading media contents from iTunes or read the emails on the iCloud account, essentially putting things at a gridlock 🙁
Don’t worry, you can always restore your Apple ID using the steps explained below. However, if you keep on trying the wrong password, again and again, your account will be locked, and you will have to try resetting the password to unlock your Apple ID or fix the disabled the Apple ID. So, if you forget your password, we will strongly recommend that you tdo not attempt at trying the password repeatedly.
All you will need is the First name, last name and email address associated with your Apple ID to fix the disabled Apple ID.
If your Apple ID is disabled, they will simply say that your account is disabled for security, and you may find one of these three statuses on your account:
- “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.”
- “You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons.”
- “This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.”
Step-> 1: You can fix your account using any web browser on any computer such as Windows or Mac. Open the web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and go to this website: https://iforgot.apple.com/appleid , you can also Click Here to redirect to the iForgot Page by Apple.
Step-> 2: Write down your first name, last name and Email address. After writing down your details, you will need to click on the Continue button.
Step-> 3: On the next screen, you will have to reset your Apple ID. There are two methods to reset your password, you can either use your Email address to receive a password, or you can answer the security questions to unlock your account.
Step-> 4: If you use the two-step verification method for your Apple id , this step is for you. Enter the mobile phone number that you used for security reasons, and you will receive a verification code/key on your phone. Write down the verification key on the next screen and you will be able to reset your password.
Step-> 5: However, if you don’t use the two steps verification method, you will have to go your Email account and check for the recent email from the Apple. In your Email, Click on the Reset Now
Step-> 6: Write down the new password and click on the Reset Password. it is important that the new password is different from the password that you used last time with your Apple account.
Step-> 7: That’s it! Apple will reset the password, and your account will be back to normal. Here’s how the screen will look like.
After enabling your Apple ID , don’t forget to change the password on all of your iDevices and Mac OSX. You should also update the password in settings to download the new apps from the app store. Simply go to the settings on your iPhone and click on the iCloud, scroll down and update your iCloud account. You can also remove the iCloud account and can enter the login and password of the new account.