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My iPad says my Apple ID is disabled. ??? What do I do?

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My iPad says my Apple ID is disabled. ??? What do I do? Help
JA: When did you last reset your Apple ID or password?
Customer: This morning
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: Yes the most receint one, I think it was called level 10
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Resetting my password, which seems to not address the issue...
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just want to get to normal so I can update apps, thanks for your help
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mac
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can't download your app because my ID is disabled
Expert:  Ashik replied 11 months ago.

Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

There are two reasons for this problem. First is that if someone has tried to login to your Apple ID with too many incorrect passwords then Apple will disable it to protect the information of your account.

To enable it back, you have to reset the password. Please reset again. You can reset it from here -->

Go to the above website. Use the"Get an Email" method to reset the Apple ID. Apple will send the reset instructions to the recovery email you setup with your Apple ID.

If that didn't work, then reset again and this time use the "Answer Security Questions" and answer the security questions there to reset your account. After resetting the account, you will be able to download using it.

If resetting the password *****'t work, then here comes the second reason. If Apple has noticed any issues with your card or payment information like report of fraudulent charges, refunds etc they will disable the App Store part of your Apple ID. You will still be able to sign in to your Apple ID, change payment details, password ***** but you will not be able to purchase or download or update your apps. Because they limit the App store part of the ID. This is done for your own protection.

So all you have to do is call Apple directly and ask them to reactivate the account. Only they can access the database and enable the account for you.

To contact iTunes Support, go to this link -->

Click Get Help under Talk to Us. Click iTunes & Apple Music. Click iTunes Store.

Click Account Management. Click Apple ID has been disabled alert

Click Schedule a Call and they will call you. Then you will have to answer some security questions and they will enable the account within a few minutes.

Once verified and activated, you will be able to download apps and updates.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.