How to Change Your iCloud Mail Password

Keep Your Account Safe With a Brand New, Secure Password

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Your iCloud Mail password is the first line of defense against hackers. If it's too easy to guess, your account could be compromised. However, if it's too hard to remember, you might find yourself needing to reset it often.

You should change your iCloud password if you want to make it more secure or easier for you to remember. One suggestion, though, is to make it extremely difficult; so confusing and long that you can't even recall what it is after you type it out.

There's one catch though...

Save your new password in a password manager and refer to it each time you need to log on to your iCloud Mail account. It's really easy to do and is the best option for remembering really complex passwords.

Note: If you need to change your password because you can't remember it, you'll need to recover your iCloud password first.

How to Change Your iCloud Password

  1. Visit the Apple ID page.
  2. Log on to your account with your Apple ID email address and related iCloud password.
  3. Find the "Security" area of your account and choose Change Password... in the "PASSWORD" sub-section.
  4. Enter your current iCloud password that you want to change.
  5. In the next two text fields, enter the new password you want your account to use. Apple makes you choose a secure password, which is ideal so that it's harder to guess or hack.
  6. Click Change Password... at the bottom of that screen to make the change.

    Important: Don't forget to update this new password everywhere you use your iCloud account, like on your phone, email clients, etc.