What to Do If You Forgot Apple ID Password & Security Questions?

This article is sponsored by PasscodeGo.


Sometimes we just forgot our important and sensitive information such as Apple ID password, security questions, and rescue email. What do we do if we are in this kind of situation?

You may want to retrieve your Apple ID password. But no way, it will ask you to answer the security questions. If you can still remember, okay, you can reset a new password for your Apple ID. But if not, you need to provide the security/rescue email to Apple for verification. What? You have nothing to provide? Then you can do nothing!

More precisely, you can do nothing to recover your Apple ID password and get it back.

However, there is still one thing you can do, which is to remove this Apple ID from your iPhone or other iOS devices and then create a new one. This can solve your problem.

But how? There are several ways you can follow.

Way 1: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone by PasscodeGo

Way 2: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone using iTunes

Way 3: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone using Settings

Way 1: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone by PasscodeGo

1. Download and open PasscodeGo.

2. Select the Remove Apple ID feature.

Please note: You need to make sure that your iPhone is connected to your computer and that you keep it unlocked after clicking Trust to trust your computer.


3. Read Notices carefully and click Start.

4. Follow the steps on PasscodeGo to Reset All Settings.

5. Wait for several seconds to minutes to finish.

6. Check your iPhones which should be without Apple ID now.

Way 2: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone using iTunes

1. Download and open iTunes.

2. Put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

3. Connect your computer to your iPhone.

4. Tap the black iPhone icon. (Optional)

5. Choose Restore iPhone.

6. It will download firmware to restore your device.

Note: This will take about an hour to finish depending on your download speed. If you want to remove Apple ID more quickly, Way 1 using PasscodeGo will be better.

7. Follow its instructions to proceed.

8. Set up your iPhone as a brand-new iPhone, and use a new Apple ID.

Way 3: Remove Apple ID from Your iPhone using Settings

In some cases, you can directly log out to your Apple ID/iCloud account without typing the password on Settings. This usually works after you enter the password to log in recently.

1. Unlock your iPhone screen.

2. Navigate to Settings.

3. Click the Apple ID at the top of the screen.

4. Tap Sign Out at the bottom of the screen.

5. Select Sign Out > Sign Out.

Note: In this step, you can choose to keep a copy of your iCloud data on your iPhone.

6. When you see Sign in to your iPhone instead of your Apple ID name, your Apple ID has been removed.

Bottom Line

As you can see, if someday you forget your Apple ID password as well as the security questions, you lose access to it for good. However, you can remove the Apple ID password even if you can’t recover or retrieve it.

Hope you can find the best way for yourself to solve your problem!

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