What To Know
- Due to Apple’s strict security measures, it’s not possible to view your Apple TV password.
- If you forget the password, you must reset it before you can log onto your Apple TV.
- There are four ways you can reset your Apple ID password: you can use the iforgot.apple.com website, an iPhone or iPad, a MacBook, or the Apple Support app.
You’ve forgotten the password for your Apple TV and need to know: is there any way to find and view your password so you don’t have to change it?
Alternatively, maybe you want to reset your password for security reasons. But how do you do that?
Keep reading. Throughout this article, we’ll discuss whether it’s possible to find your existing Apple TV password and will provide four methods you can use to reset the password.
- How Do You Find Your Apple TV Password?
- How to Properly Reset Your Apple ID Password
- Tips for Storing Your Apple ID Password
- FAQ: Can You Find an Apple ID Password Without Resetting It?
How Do You Find Your Apple TV Password?
If you have an Apple TV, then you probably know you need to log into your Apple ID account to use the TV. Logging into this account requires inputting a username and a password.
But what if you forget your password? Is there any way to recover it or view it?
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow users to view their Apple ID password once it is set. Apple has high-security measures in place, and not allowing users to view their passwords ensures the greatest level of privacy.
So, if you forget your Apple ID password, the only thing you can do is reset it.
Keep reading to learn how to reset your Apple ID password so you can get your Apple TV up and running again.
How to Properly Reset Your Apple ID Password
There are four different methods you can use to reset your password. Keep reading for an in-depth explanation of each method.
1. Visit the iforgot.apple.com Website
One of the most common ways to reset your Apple ID password is to visit the iforgot.apple.com website. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the following link, or use your favorite web browser to visit iforgot.apple.com. You can access this website from any device, such as a smartphone or laptop.
Step 2: Select Reset Password on the web page that comes up.
Step 3: You will be asked to enter your Apple ID email or phone number and a CAPTCHA code. Once you have done this, click Continue.
Step 4: Next, you will be prompted to enter the phone number associated with your Apple ID. Once you have verified the number, click Continue.
Step 5: If you have an iPhone, you will receive a notification on the phone. Click Allow.
Note: If you don’t have an iPhone or any other Apple device, skip to the section below titled “If You Don’t Use an iPhone.”
Step 6: If you have a passcode set up on your iPhone, you will be prompted to enter it.
Step 7: You will be asked to enter and confirm the new Apple ID password you wish to use. Once you have done so, click Continue.
If You Don’t Use an iPhone
Follow the steps below to change your password if you don’t have an iPhone or other Apple device.
Step 1: After completing the first four steps above, you’ll have the option to continue using a non-Apple device. On the screen, select Don’t have access to your iPhone?
Step 2: A screen will appear giving you various other options for changing your password. Select Can’t use any of these options? at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: It may take longer to reset your password if you don’t use an iPhone or Apple device because it takes longer for Apple to confirm your identity. The screen that appears will inform you that resetting your password may take several days. Select Continue anyway.
Step 4: The next screen will ask you to send a verification code to your phone number. Don’t send the code; instead, click Can’t use this number.
Step 5: You will be given the option to send a verification code to your email address instead. Ensure the email address is correct, then click Send Code.
Step 6: Go to your inbox and retrieve the code, then return to the email verification page and enter the code. Click Continue.
Step 7: You’ll be asked to enter a new phone number. Enter the number of whichever phone you are currently using. Then click Text message in the Get instructions using field and select Continue.
Step 8: You’ll need to verify your new number to continue the process of changing your Apple ID password. Click Verify Trusted Number.
Step 9: A verification code will be texted to your phone number. Enter that code on the phone number verification page and select Continue.
You will get a notification similar to the one in the following image. Once you receive an email from Apple Support, you’ll be able to proceed with changing your Apple ID password.
2. On iPhone/iPad
Resetting your password on an iPhone or iPad is simple and straightforward. Follow the step-by-step process below:
Step 1: Turn on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to Settings.
Step 2: Select Apple ID settings from the menu.
Step 3: Select the Sign-In & Security option from the list of settings.
Step 4: Select Change Password.
Step 5: To change your password, you’ll need to enter the Passcode used to unlock your phone or tablet.
Step 6: Enter and verify the new Apple ID password you wish to use. Tap Change.
3. On MacBook
Want to know how to change your Apple ID password using a MacBook? Keep reading:
Step 1: In the top left corner of your screen, you’ll see the Apple menu icon. Click on this icon to get started.
Step 2: Select System Preferences. You’ll see an icon that says Apple ID on the right side. Click on this icon.
Step 3: Next, choose Password & Security from the menu on the left side, then select Change Password.
Step 4: You’ll be asked to verify the password you use to unlock your MacBook. Enter this password and select Allow.
Step 5: Enter and verify the new Apple ID password you wish to use. Click Change.
4. Use the Apple Support App
Finally, you can use the Apple Support app to reset your Apple ID password. You can also use it to reset the password for someone else’s account. Follow these steps:
Step 1: If you don’t already have it, you’ll need to download the Apple Support app on your iPhone. Open the app.
Step 2: You’ll find a section titled Support Tools with a list of options underneath. Tap the Reset Password option.
Step 3: At this point, you’ll have two options to choose from: Reset My Password or Help Someone Else.
Select Reset My Password to change your own Apple ID password.
In the following steps, you’ll be asked to enter your phone’s passcode then enter and verify the new Apple ID password you wish to use.
Alternatively, you can select Help Someone Else to change another person’s password. You’ll need to enter that person’s Apple ID email and phone number immediately.
After entering the email and phone number, the other person will receive a notification on their iPhone. Have them tap Allow.
You will complete the process using the other person’s iPhone. Help them create and verify a new Apple ID password.
Tips for Storing Your Apple ID Password
As you can see, resetting your Apple ID password is a bit of a process. Wouldn’t it be better if you never had to do it in the first place?
Try the following tips for storing your password so you can retrieve it if you forget it.
1. Use Your iPhone/iPad’s Built-in Password Manager
The best way to securely store your Apple ID password is by using the built-in Password Manager on your iPhone or iPad.
This securely encrypted feature is protected by your device’s passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID–whichever one you use. This makes it both safe and convenient to use.
Step 1: To use the Password Manager, go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad. Tap Passwords.
Step 2: You will see a Plus icon (+) in the top right corner of your screen. Tap this icon to add a new password.
Step 3: You will be asked to input your Apple ID email and password. Once you have done this, tap Done to save the information.
2. Use ExpressVPN Keys
Another method for storing your password is to use a third-party password manager such as ExpressVPN Keys.
The ExpressVPN Keys tool offers substantial encryption to keep your password safe yet easy for you to access when you need it.
What’s more, this tool provides features like recovery codes and email verification to ensure your password is kept as securely as possible. It also serves as a central hub for all of your passwords.
Follow these steps to set up ExpressVPN Keys:
Step 1: If you don’t already have it, you’ll need to download the ExpressVPN app from the App Store.
Step 2: Once you have it downloaded on your phone, open the app and sign in with your existing ExpressVPN account.
If you’re new to ExpressVPN, you’ll need to create a new account first. Click here to do so now. You can try ExpressVPN for free for 30 days.
Step 3: Once you have signed in to ExpressVPN, select Continue.
Step 4: Select Keys and go to settings. Follow each prompt by selecting Next until you reach the Set Up ExpressVPN Keys option. Select this option to continue.
Step 5: You’ll be prompted to create a primary password for your ExpressVPN Keys. This will be the password you use to access the password manager.
Step 6: You’ll be given a recovery code that will help you access your saved passwords in the event you lose your primary password. Save this recovery code by writing it down or storing it as a PDF file. After securing the code, press ‘Continue‘.
Step 7: You will receive a verification code in your email. Check your inbox for the code, then enter it into the provided field. Select ‘Enter Code‘ to complete the verification process.
Step 8: You’ll be taken to the ExpressVPN Keys screen. Select Add your first item to begin adding passwords you want to store.
Step 9: Click Add New Login at the top of the screen. Enter your Apple ID email and password details, then click Save.
Your Apple ID information is now safely and securely stored in ExpressVPN Keys. If you ever forget your Apple ID password, simply navigate to ExpressVPN Keys and select the eye icon to reveal the password.
3. Write It Down
Another good way to store your Apple ID password is to keep a physical record of it. Writing the password on a piece of paper can be a reliable backup method.
If you decide to go this route, store the hard copy of your password in a secure place, like a locked drawer or a personal safe.
Keeping all of your passwords written down in one place can be especially helpful if you have multiple passwords to keep track of. Just be sure they are kept hidden from prying eyes!
4. Use Password Hints
Finally, you can create a mnemonic or a password hint that will help jog your memory without revealing the actual password.
The hint should be something personal that you will remember, yet challenging enough that it cannot be easily guessed.
For example, if your password includes your favorite vacation spot and the year you were there, your hint could be “Best summer vacation ever!” This hint will help you recall the specifics without being too obvious to others.
FAQ: Can You Find an Apple ID Password Without Resetting It?
It is currently impossible to retrieve an Apple ID password without resetting it.
Privacy and security are top priorities for Apple, so the company doesn’t permit users to retrieve or view an Apple ID password once it is set.
If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID password and don’t have it stored anywhere, the only solution is to reset it by following the steps outlined in this article.