The App Store, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and Apple Music can all be accessed with your Apple ID. Other services within the Apple ecosystem include FaceTime and Apple Music. A fresh Apple device setup also requires one. As with any password, you should update it right away if you believe it may have been compromised. To keep it even safer, it’s a good idea to update it every few months.
When choosing a new password, make sure to use at least one number, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter. The password should also be at least eight characters long. A password from the previous year cannot also be used again.
The procedures for changing your Apple ID password are listed below. Remember that these will only function if you are familiar with your current password. If you completely lost it, you will need to reset your password via Apple’s system, which you can do from any of your Apple devices.
On Your IOS Device
- On your iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch, go to Settings, tap on your name at the top, and choose Password & Security.
- Choose Change Password.
- You’ll be prompted to enter your device passcode and then enter a new password and confirm it.
- Tap Change.
- Back at the main Settings screen, sign in with your new password to access Apple features and services.
On Your Mac
- Click on the Apple menu in the top left-hand corner, choose System Preferences, and then click the Apple ID tile.
- Click on Password & Security.
- Click on Change Password.
- Enter the password you use to unlock your Mac computer.
- Enter your new password and verify it.
- Click on Change.
On the Web
- Go to appleid.apple.com.
- Click on Sign In in the top menu bar and sign in to your Apple ID account.
- Select Sign-In and Security in the side menu.
- Select Password.
- Enter your current password, and then enter a new password and confirm it.
- You can also choose to sign out of all Apple devices and websites here by selecting the checkbox.
- Click Change Password.