When you have so many online accounts to manage, it is quite common to forget the password for any of your accounts. If you have forgotten the password for your iCloud email account and you are unable to access your account, resetting the password for your account is the only way to regain access to your iCloud email account. To know how to reset the password for your iCloud email account, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.
Steps to Recover an iCloud Email Account by Resetting Password
1.) To reset the password, go to the Apple ID page via link https://appleid.apple.com/. Wait until page loads.
2.) Once the web page gets loaded, click on the option “Forgot Apple ID or Password” located at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to the next screen.
3.) On the next page, enter your Apple ID in the provided field and then enter the Captcha in the provided field as shown in the image next to it.
NOTE: In case you have forgotten your Apple ID, click on the look it up option located just above the Continue button.
4.) After that, click on the Continue button. You will be directed to another page.
5.) On this page, you will need to perform next step according to the type of security you have enabled on your iCloud account.
6.) If you have set up Two-step verification for your iCloud email account, you will need to enter Recovery Key that you should have saved to your computer when you enable the two-step verification for the first time.
However, if you have enabled security question instead of two-step verification for your iCloud email account, simply answer the security question to proceed further.
7.) Once you are done with the above step, click on the Continue button. You will be taken to the Password Reset page.
8.) Enter your new password in the prompted fields and click on the Reset Password button. Your password for the iCloud email account will be reset. You can now easily access your iCloud email account.
Change iCloud Password with Two-factor Authentication
1.) On your computer, go to https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin and select the Forget Apple ID or Password option.
2.) Next, you will need to enter your Apple ID and email address associated with iCloud and click on the Continue option.
3.) If you have activated two-factor authentication for your account, you will need to enter the phone number of your registered device. After entering the phone number, click on the Continue option. An Authentication code will be sent to the phone number.
4.) Then, enter the authentication code that you receive on your phone number in the appropriate field.
5.) After that, simply follow the on-screen instructions to change your iCloud password.
How to Recover your Apple ID if you’ve forgotten it
You can easily recover your forgotten Apple ID when you no longer remember it by following the step-by-step instructions provided herein below.
1.) Open a web browser and go to the link – https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid.
2.) Next, go to the section where you see the text field for entering an email address and click on the Look it up option.
3.) On the next screen, you will need to enter information for the First name, last name, and backup email address. You need to make sure that you are using the complete name associated with your Apple ID.
4.) Then, click on the Continue option. If the name and recovery email would be there in the system, you will be directed to the page where it says “Apple ID Found”.
5.) After that, click on the Go to Your Account option. You will be directed to this page – https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin.
6.) On this page, you can either login to your Apple account or you can click on the Forgot Apple ID or password? if you have also forgotten your account password. Simply follow the on-screen prompts to reset the password for your account.