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I've not used my apple passw in a long time and don't remember it. therefor I'm having problems logging in. i need to change my password *****

Technician's Assistant: When did you last change your password ***** Apple ID?

I've been trying for 2 days but it always comes up not accepting it. I'm not ver smart with all that stuff

Technician's Assistant: Did you try resetting through Apple's online account reset tool?

No, but why is it so hard to change my password. I've done it in the past with other things, but this one throws me a curve ball all the time

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mac Expert to know before I connect you?

No, just please help

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Mac
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Mac Support Specialist: John T. F., Apple Consultant replied 2 months ago
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Mac Support Specialist: John T. F., Apple Consultant replied 2 months ago

To clarify; are you referring to the password ***** your Apple ID (that is used to make purchases, for iCloud, etc...)?

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Mac Support Specialist: John T. F., Apple Consultant replied 2 months ago

Your email address is normally used as the username for your Apple ID. You should be able to reset your password ***** a computer using the site:

http://iforgot.apple.com/

1) Enter your Apple ID and click Continue. (If you have forgotten your Apple ID, click the option to “look it up” on that same page and supply the requested info. Then, once you have the ID, return to reset the password ***** needed.)

NOTE: If you are asked to confirm your trusted phone number, or asked for a “Recovery Key”, AND you also have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad using the SAME Apple ID where you can currently access the home screen, STOP and let me know - otherwise continue.

2) Select the option to reset your password. Choose how to reset your password:

  • select "Answer security questions" to answer your stored security questions and then follow the rest of the steps.
  • select "Get an email" to receive an email you can use to reset your password.

3) Once you have the Apple ID and have reset the password, test out that it is working properly by signing into the Apple ID management site: https://appleid.apple.com/

While signed in, it's a good idea to verify that all other details are current and correct.

4) You should restart all your Apple devices before signing in with the new password.

If you still have concerns, don’t negatively rate my answer, just reply back and let me know. I'll be happy to advise you further. When finished, please give a positive rating so I can be credited for my assistance. You are judging my personal service only (not this website, the price, or your issue) and high ratings assure I remain in good standing.

Thanks and good luck,

John

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Mac Support Specialist: John T. F., Apple Consultant replied 2 months ago

Hello,

do you still need assistance with this issue? I would be glad to help further. Otherwise, if you could please rate to close out this session that would be much appreciated.

John

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