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[2021] How to Reset/Change iCloud Email Password


May 27, 2021 (Updated: Sep 09, 2021) • Filed to: iPhone Passcode Unlocker

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The importance of an iCloud email for every iPhone user cannot be overemphasized. It gives you access to 5GB space for cloud storage of your mail, documents, and other data.

In addition, you can organize, send and receive mail using this account which can be accessed with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac computer, or a Microsoft Outlook on a Windows PC.

However, as an iPhone user, it is possible to forget your iCloud Email password especially for accounts you do not visit frequently. This article provides a guide on how to reset iCloud email password. Read to find out more.

Reset iCloud Email Password on Apple ID Website

There are two ways to reset iCloud email password on the Apple ID website.

  • First of all, open "" on a browser, and then click on the "Forgot Apple ID or password" button

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  • Then enter the Apple ID in the space provided, and click on the "Continue" button

enter your apple id

You will be taken to a page with the heading "Select information you want to reset"

  • On that page, select "I need to reset my password" and then click on the "Continue" button.

select to reset password or security questions

A page that says "Select how you want to reset your password" will appear. You are presented with two options either to "Get an email" or to "Answer security questions".

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If you choose the "Get an email" option, which is the easiest option, an email will be sent to the backup email account immediately or it may take some time. The message will contain directions on how to reset iCloud email password. It will also contain a reset link. Go to the email account, open the email titled "How to reset your Apple ID password" from Apple, then click on the link in the mail.

If you choose the "Answer security question" click on the "Continue" button. You would then be asked for your birthday confirmation, and answers to two security questions.

Click on the "Continue" button. When taken to the "Reset password" page, enter a new Apple ID password, confirm password again and click on the "Reset Password" button.

Change iCloud Email Password with Two-Factor Authentication

To be able to reset iCloud email password with two-factor authentication, you need access to your Recovery Key and a trusted Apple device.

The trusted Apple device is either an iPhone or an iPod touch with an iOS 9 or later software, or a Mac with OS X EI Capitan or later that has already been signed into with the two-factor authentication.

According to Apple's support document for resetting the two-step password, at least two of these three items are needed for a successful sign-in Apple ID password, a trusted device, and Recovery Key.

If you have them, then follow these steps

  • Open the Apple ID account page which is ""

  • Click on the "Forgot Apple ID or password" button

  • Enter your Apple ID

  • Enter the Recovery Key you saved for the two-step verification and then click on the "Continue button"

enter recovery key

  • Select a trusted device for receiving the verification code.

  • Check for a text message from Apple on the device. Enter the code in the message into the "Enter verification code" screen, then click on the "Continue" button.

  • Create a new password on the "Reset Password" page.

  • Click on the "Reset Password" button to reset iCloud email password.

If you still know your Apple ID password but have lost your Recovery Key, you can generate a new Recovery Key. Go to "" then sign in with your Apple ID. Click on Security>Edit> Replace Lost Key.

Reset iCloud Email Password with WooTechy iDelock(iOS 15 Supported)

WooTechy iDelock is an all-in-one iOS unlocker and decrypter. This unique tool helps you bypass all problems associated with Apple ID/iCloud account, MDM lock, screen passcode, iTunes backup lock, Screen Time passcode, and iTunes backup encryption settings. What's more, this tool now is compatible with all iOS versions including the iOS 15.

It performs these tasks with a high success rate. Here is a detailed step on to use this software.

Step 1: On your computer, launch WooTechy iDelock, and select "Unlock Apple ID." If the computer hasn't been trusted before, unlock the screen of the device and select "Trust".

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Step 2: Click on "Start to Unlock." This would remove the Apple ID and iCloud account currently on the device.

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Step 3: If find my iPhone is Disabled all iOS versions are supported, and iDelock will begin unlocking the device immediately. iDelock will complete this process in a few seconds, so wait patiently for the device to unlock.

unlocking apple id

Step 4: If find my iPhone is enabled only iOS below 11.4 will be supported, and you will reset all the settings on the iOS device. Go to "Settings > General > Reset All Settings" The iOS device will then restart, iDelock will then begin unlocking your Apple ID and iCloud account.

reset all settings

Step 5: If Two-Factor Authentication is enabled only iOS 11.4 and above are supported. Check "Settings>Apple ID>Password & Security" to ensure it is enabled, click on "Yes" and also ensure to have the set up the screen lock passcode.

confirm the two factor authentication

Step 6: Your device will be auto-detected, download firmware and choose the version provided for your device. Click on "Start to Extract" and wait for complete extraction.

download firmware package

Step 7: Click on "Start Unlock" ensuring that the device remains connected with a USB cable. Enter "000000" to confirm that you agree to unlock the device, then click "Unlock" which will automatically put the device in Recovery mode

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Step 8: After the device restarts, click "Unlock with Password", and then select "Use Device Passcode". Then input the screen passcode.

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FAQ about iCloud Email and Apple ID

How do I change my iCloud mail password?

Ensure that your iDevice has iOS 10 or later. Open the Settings app and tap "[Your Name] > Password & Security". Then tap "Change Password". Type in your current password or device passcode, enter and confirm the new password on the "Change password" screen. Then tap Change Password.

Is my iCloud Email Password the Same as my Apple ID Password?

Yes, the Apple ID password is the same as the iCloud Password.

How do I find out my iCloud Username and Password?

Go to the Apple ID account page and select "Forgot Apple ID or Password". Then when asked to enter your Apple ID, click on "Look it up". Enter your first name, last name, and email address. You can also go to, and if you're already signed in, go to "Account Settings".

Are Apple ID and iCloud ID the Same?

Apple ID is the account that is used to access all of Apple's services such as App Store, iMessage, iCloud, Apple Music, etc.

iCloud is used to store photos, videos, music, documents, apps, and more securely. It helps to easily share calendars, photos, and location with friends and family.


Finally, as an iPhone user, it is quite easy to rest your iCloud email password just by following the steps listed in this article. Most importantly opt for WooTechy iDelock a great tool with many features and functionalities. It has a 100% success rate and can help you solve all problems associated with iPhone and iPads. Now it supports iOS 15. Just download and give it a try!

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