Can’t remember your Apple ID password, or just need to update it? Follow along for how to change your Apple ID password.

2022: We’ve updated this guide with the latest information in this new article.

There are a few ways to reset or change your Apple ID password. We’ll take a look at the process on iPhone and iPad, as well as how to make the change on the web.

How to change your Apple ID password

iPhone & iPad:

  1. Open Settings and tap your name
  2. Tap Password & Security
  3. Choose Change Password at the top
  4. Enter your passcode if required, enter new password, then verify it by typing it again below
  5. Tap Change in the top right corner

Here’s how the process looks:

how to change Apple ID iPhone iPad web

On the web if you know your password:

  1. If you know your password, sign in to your Apple ID
  2. Click Change Password under the Security section
  3. Enter your current password, then new password, then verify it by typing it again
  4. Click Change Password

On the web if you don’t know your password:

  1. If you need to reset a forgotten Apple ID password, head here on the web
  2. Follow the prompts to recover your account and set a new password

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:

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