How to Unlock your Locked or Disabled Apple ID
If you are reading this, you probably are here to know how to unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID. You can easily get your Apple ID locked by entering incorrect password multiple times. After your Apple ID get’s locked, you will see a popup telling you that “Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity.“
However, Apple does this to protect your account from getting hacked. Whenever Apple detects potential hacking attempt via multiple failed logins, it immediately locks your account. Apple does this to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
Fortunately, there are several methods available to unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID. Simplest of all method is to verify your identity using the phone number linked with Apple ID.
And, if you do not have access to your phone, you can also try using your email address. There are some other ways also available. Let’s check them one by one. In this tutorial we are going to explain 4 ways using which you can unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID.
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Regaining Access to Locked or Disabled Apple ID
All 4 methods that we are going to discuss start at the same place. You have to start with Apple’s Recovery portal.
So, first of all open your web browser and go to https://iforgot.apple.com. Here, enter email ID associated with your locked Apple ID and click on Continue.
Now, you will see several ways to unlock your Apple ID. Let’s check them one by one.
1) Unlock your Locked Apple ID Using Phone Number
- If you already had linked your phone number with your Apple ID, it will be the easiest way to regain access. Just enter your phone number and click on Continue button.
- Apple will send a password reset notification to all your linked Apple devices where you are signed into iCloud. You can reset your Apple ID’s password using this notification.
- When you receive Reset Password notification on your Apple device, simply, tap on Allow (on iPhone or iPad) or click Show (on Mac). Now, follow on-screen instructions to reset your Apple ID’s password.
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2) Regain Access to Locked or Disabled Apple ID Using Email
If you have not linked your phone number with your Apple ID or can’t access your phone, you can also use your Apple ID email to reset your password.
- When you are on “Select which information you would like to reset:” screen, select my password and click on Continue.
- On the next screen when you are asked “Please select how you want to reset the password“, select Receive an email option and click Continue.
- Next, you will receive a verification code on your email ID. You can use this verification code to reset your Apple ID’s password.
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3) Access your Locked Apple Account by Answering Security Questions
As you have seen in second method, there is an option to Answer security questions below Receive an email option. You can use this option to unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID if you don’t have access to your email.
- So, if you wish to answer security questions which you had set while creating your account, select Answer security questions option and click Continue.
- Now, you will be asked the security questions which you had set while creating your Apple account. If you answer those questions correctly, you can reset your Apple ID password easily.
4) Get in touch with Apple Support
When you are out of options, you can always get in touch with Apple Support to regain access to your Apple account.
You can call Apple support on 800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273) and get help unlocking your Apple ID. You can also get online chat support from an Apple specialist.
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Unlock Your Apple ID and Reset Password
Above tutorial explained 4 methods for regaining access to your locked or disabled Apple account. The easiest of all 4 methods is using your phone number. But using your email ID is also fairly easy. You can also answer security questions if you still remember them. And finally, you have Apple support at your service.
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