There is no doubt that remembering all of your passwords is no easy task specially when we are asked to create passwords with special characters, numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters ! things can get pretty tricky. However, all of these things are done in order to protect our information and ensure our accounts will not fall into the wrong hands. Since its release in 2011, iCloud was known for its strict security system and many iPhones, iPod’s and iPad’s were being locked due to users not being able to enter their correct information and/or forgetting their passwords. Apple created this “lock-out” system in order to protects the user’s information, basically the device becomes useless because the individual is unable to bypass the lock screen where the iCloud information is asked to be entered. This can be a great advantage for stolen devices because you are sure the thief is unable to access your photos, contacts, mail information among other things, however when you are trying to gain access to your account this can be extremely frustrating.
One of the best things to do to avoid getting locked out of your account is to keep your information updated, backup email address, phone number, and security questions. Also, by creating a habit of writing down your passwords in a safe notebook or app on your phone can be extremely helpful in situations like this. In order to reset a forgotten password, simply follow the following steps:
- First, open the web browser on your device. The following steps can be performed on any device, phone, tablet, computer and/or iPod. Once the browser is opened, go to www.icloud.com and click on “Forgot Apple ID or Password” under the email and password boxes
- Enter the email address that belongs to the account you are trouble signing in with.
- After entering your email address, select the method you wish to use to recover your password. You are able to receive a code to the email address you have entered, or answer the security questions. Also, if you have previously activated the two-step verification, you are also able to retrieve your password using this method.
- Once you have selected the method to retrieve your password, select the password you wish to have and log back into iCloud!
You can create an iCloud account by providing any email account from any email provider such a gmail, hotmail sign in or yahoo.