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 the incorrect password multiple times. After your Apple ID gets 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 a potential hacking attempt via multiple failed logins, it immediately locks your account. Apple does this to prevent unauthorized access to your account.

Apple Id Locked Error Message
Apple ID Locked: Error Message

Fortunately, there are several methods available to unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID. The simplest of all methods is to verify your identity using the phone number linked with your 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 Here, enter the email ID associated with your locked Apple ID and click on Continue.

Go To Apple Support Portal And Enter Your Apple Email And Click Continue
Enter your Apple email and click 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 have 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 the Continue button.
Enter Your Mobile Number To Unlock Your Locked Or Disabled Apple Id
Enter your Mobile number & click Continue
  • 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.
Notification Sent To All Your Apple Devices To Unlock Your Locked Apple Id
Notification sent to all your Apple devices
  • When you receive the Reset Password notification on your Apple device, simply, tap on Allow (on iPhone or iPad) or click Show (on Mac). Now, follow the on-screen instructions to reset your Apple ID’s password.
Tap On Allow On Notification To Reset Your Apple Id Password
Reset 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 the “Select which information you would like to reset:” screen, select my password and click on Continue.
Select My Password To Reset Using Your Apple Email Id
Select my password and click 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.
Select Receive An Email To Get Verification Code On Mail
Select Receive an email
  • Next, you will receive a verification code on your email ID. You can use this verification code to reset your Apple ID password.

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3) Access your Locked Apple Account by Answering Security Questions

As you have seen in the 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 that you had set while creating your account, select the Answer security questions option and click Continue.
Reset Your Apple Id Password By Answering Security Questions
Answer security questions
  • Now, you will be asked the security questions that 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 at 800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273) and get help unlocking your Apple ID. You can also get online chat support from an Apple specialist.

Get In Touch With Support Online Or Via Call
Get in touch with Apple Support

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Unlock Your Apple ID and Reset Password

The 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.

Hope this tutorial helped you unlock your locked or disabled Apple ID. Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below. You can also check common tech myths here.

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