Changing the password of our Apple account, known as Apple ID, is really something simple and that we should always know in case we need to do it for various reasons that we will explain in this post along with other recommendations and with our own explanation to change this password from an iPhone, iPad and even iPod touch.
Where is this password used?
The Apple ID, that is, the email account or phone number that we have associated with, is something like the identity card we have on devices like the iPhone.
However, it does not come alone but is accompanied by a password that serves to verify our identity and that no one can log in without our permission. Here are some of the times you will have to enter this password:
- To configure any Apple device.
- Set up Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV +, or Apple Arcade.
- To access iCloud from other platforms.
- To download applications from the App Store.
- To be able to activate iMessage and FaceTime.
- To reset a device.
More security with two-factor authentication at Apple
To make this key more reliable, it is recommended to alternate uppercase and lowercase letters and other characters. However, this is not the only recommendation, since in the end it is still a single security factor that, once passed, allows full access to your account.
For this reason, it is recommended to activate the so-called two-factor authentication, which will double the security of your account and will make it practically impossible for anyone to access your Apple ID without permission.
The operation of this is really simple and in iOS 10.3 and later it is activated from Settings> your name> Password and security and clicking on Activate two-factor authentication.
If your device has a version equal to or earlier than iOS 10.2 you should go to Settings> iCloud> Press your Apple ID> Password and security and then click on “Activate two-factor authentication”.
Once activated, you can verify its operation by entering with your Apple ID on a device, page, or application. When you enter your password, automatically a notice will be sent to another device stating that there is another computer trying to log in.
You must click on “Allow” and a random six-digit code will appear that you must enter on the site in the that you are logging in. If you don’t have more devices, it is possible to receive this code by SMS or by phone call.
Change password on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are well-differentiated devices, more even the iPad with its own version of the software called iPadOS.
However, they all share the same base and therefore there are many processes that are carried out in the same way in all of them. One of these cases is changing the password, which requires a series of simple steps that are the same for all three devices:
- Go to Settings.
- Click on your name at the top as soon as you enter the settings.
- Go now to ” Password and security” and then to “Change password“.
- Enter the security code that you have established on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- Now type the new password twice to verify that they match.
Carrying out the process from these devices is perfect if you forgot your Apple ID password since as you will have seen, it is not required at any time to enter the old password. Of course, if you find yourself in this case, try to make it a secure password that you can remember.
Change password from Safari
In principle, it is more than enough to know the previous process to change the Apple ID password, but there are really other methods to do it from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
One of them is accessing the official Apple website from Safari or any other browser. You must follow the following steps:
- Open the browser and go to the official website of the Apple ID.
- Enter your current username and password.
- Now go to the “Security” section and click on “Change password“.
- You will now be required to enter the current password and the new one twice.
As we said before, it is not frequent to have to resort to this method to change the Apple ID password, but if due to a system failure or something similar you cannot do it, you already know this other process that will get you out of trouble.
Although in this case, it is not valid if you do not remember the previous password, since you are required to enter it in order to change it.