After confirming, you can then specify a new password for your OS X account.
Once verified, click Reset Password. On the first time you log in after resetting your password using any method, not just with an Apple ID, OS X may display a message about being unable to access your Keychain.
This will not create another Apple ID, it will only change the associated email address. Accessed 02 November I tried to not download any iCloud data because I simply did not have enough space available. Go to Settings. Skip to main content.
As you may have confidential passwords and information stored within your Keychain, OS X explicitly requires a password and it cannot be reset. This security feature is by design so that someone cannot maliciously reset your OS X password, log in and then find out all your other passwords for services such as online banking that may have been saved. If you do reset your user account password, OS X will have no choice but to create a new Keychain for your user account and any saved passwords for apps like Twitter will have to be entered again.
Jun 18, - On your Mac. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud. Choose Account Details. If you're asked to enter your Apple ID password, click "Forgot Apple ID or password" and follow the onscreen instructions. You can skip the final steps below. Click Security > Reset Password. You can reset your Mac login password if you forget it and don't have a password hint to help you remember it. Reset your login password using your Apple ID.
The old Keychain will not be deleted but is inaccessible unless the old password can be provided. Guides Ebooks About Follow Contact. Instead, every method to deal with a forgotten Apple ID password involves resetting it completely.
Your password may automatically prefill the sign-in screen in a dropdown menu, especially if you checked the Remember Me box, so look for it first and click to see if it works. Click Continue , then select I need to reset my password. If you forgot your password, answering security questions is one of the quickest ways to get back into your account to make changes.
In the event that you forget your security questions, changing them is also a simple process although you will need access to your password to change them. All iOS devices will also need to have a passcode enabled.
Step 3: You will be asked to enter your passcode. Getting around two-factor authentication is possible, but a pain, and may take several days to verify before you can change your password. This process could take a few days, however, depending on how much information you provided to prove your identity.