Forgot iTunes Password? 5 Methods to Reset Apple ID Password for iCloud, iTunes

Unlike Apple’s official brief support, this guide will show you how to reset iTunes password by 5 Methods, accompanied with detailed steps and pictures. Let’s check and find a suitable way to you.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 16, 2020

The time when you want to log in iCloud, iTunes, App Store, or when you log out Apple ID, a password is needed to finish the process. But you found that you’ve forgotten the Apple ID password, which can bring a series of particularly annoying problems because it is also the password of iTunes, iCloud, Apple account, iMessage, etc.

If you’re trying to reset the password to use iTunes again, here this guide focuses on Apple ID password reset operation for iTunes. Apple provides users the way to reset iTunes password, it’s easy to make it, follow steps below to perform iTunes password resetting.

Method 1. How to Reset iTunes Password via iPhone

If you’ve logged in your Apple ID on one of your iOS devices or on a Mac, that’s the easiest way to reset the iTunes password. Here taking reset iTunes password by an iPhone for example.

Step 1. Go to Apple ID login page and click the option “Forgot Apple ID or password”.

Open Apple ID Official Website and Click Forgot Apple ID or Password

Open Apple ID Login Page and Click Forgot Apple ID or Password

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and click Continue.

Enter Apple ID

Enter Apple ID

Step 3. Enter your phone number and proceed to the next step.

Enter Phone Number

Enter Phone Number

Step 4. Tap “Allow” on your iPhone and follow the onscreen instructions to reset.

A Message with Instructions has been sent to your iPhone

A Message with Instructions Has Been Sent to your iPhone

Step 5. Enter iPhone passcode > Enter your new Apple ID password and verify it > Tap Next to confirm.

Enter New Apple ID Password and Verify

Enter New Apple ID Password and Verify

1. If you are unable to access your iPhone, such as you didn’t use that phone number, Apple will enable you to offer a new number to receive the verification code.

2. If your iPhone got lost, Apple still gives you other options to finish this reset as long as you have another iOS device, iPad or iPod touch, both are OK.

3. If you can’t access your iPhone and without any other iOS device, and don’t want to go to Apple store for help, then Apple will evaluate your info to determine when you will be able to reset your password and they’ll contacts you via the Email. That will take about 4 days.

Method 2. How to Reset iTunes Password via Email

Step 1. Go to iforgot.apple.com > Enter your Apple ID and click Continue.

Step 2. Confirm the info you’d like to reset, select my password and click on Continue.

Choose to Reset Password

Choose to Reset Password

Step 3. Select Get an email and continue.

Select Get an Email to Reset the Password

Select Get an Email to Reset the Password

Step 4. An email will be sent to your address. If you didn’t find the email, please check your Spam, Junk, and Trash folders, or repeat the steps above to have the email sent again.

Reset Email will be Sent

Reset Email will be Sent

Step 5. Open the email you received from Apple > Click Reset now > Enter your new password and confirm> Then click Reset Password.

Method 3. Reset iTunes Password If the Email is Not Valid

If your email id is not valid anymore, then you can opt to reset iTunes password by answering security questions. Actually, this method is the second choice of Step 4 in Part 3. So, let’s continue by follow this step.

Step 1. Select Answer security questions and click Continue.

Reset iTunes Password If the Email is Not Valid - Step 1

Reset iTunes Password If the Email is Not Valid – Step 1

Step 2. Then it will verify your identity by letting you offer some info.

Reset iTunes Password If the Email is Not Valid - Step 2

Reset iTunes Password If the Email is Not Valid – Step 2

Step 3. Now you need to answer two questions asked by Apple. Type the correct answers and you’ll arrive on a Reset Password page.

Step 4. Then follow the instructions to set your new password.

Method 4. Reset iTunes Password without Email or Security Questions

If you want to try some unlocking tool to reset iTunes password easier, here I recommend you AnyUnlock. It’s a complete and quick iPhone password unlocker for you. Why would I say that? Here are some main features you may be interested in:

So why not download AnyUnlock and have a try to reset iTunes password? You can follow the simple steps below to help you out of forgetting iTunes password issue:

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock on Mac/PC > Select “Unlock Apple ID” option to get started. This option can help you remove Apple ID and iCloud/iTunes password from your device.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 2. Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. And click Unlock Now button from the interface below.

Click Unlock Now Button

Click Unlock Now Button

Step 3. Then AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t use your device or launch iTunes during removing.

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

Step 4. When the removing process is completed, you will see the interface as below.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

After the Apple ID gets removed successfully, please DO NOT “Erase All Content and Settings” on the device or restore the device with iTunes/iCloud.

Method 5. Reset iTunes Password by Contacting Apple Support

If the above methods failed to help you reset iTunes password, you can go to any Apple Store asking for help, also you can contact Apple by Email or give a call to the customer support of Apple for further assistant.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover iTunes Backup Password

Users who forgot the passcode of local iTunes backup, are not able to view that backup or use it to do anything. If you try other wrong passwords casually, you might see a message: “The password you entered to unlock your backup was incorrect.” In this case, AnyUnlock can also help you with iTunes Backup Password Recovery. Below is the main interface of AnyUnlcok. If you want to restore iTunes backup but no password, this tool can help you out the situation. Then you can download it and have a try:

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Retrieve iTunes Backup Passcode via AnyUnlock - Step 1

How to Retrieve iTunes Backup Passcode via AnyUnlock

Further Reading: How to Decrypt an Encrypted iTunes Backup with/without Password >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to reset when you forgot iTunes password, hope this guide is helpful to you. If you have any other better solutions, let us know in the comment. Finally, please take care to keep all the passwords in your life. And AnyUnlock can definitely help you reset without email or security questions. Also, it can unlock many iPhone passwords, like screen passcode, Apple ID/iCloud/iTunes password, iTunes backup encryption and more. If you need it, you can have a try with this complete unlocking tool.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.