How to Find Apple ID Password Without Resetting It

How to Find Apple ID Password Without Resetting It

For many Apple users, the Apple ID is the key to a vast array of services – iCloud, App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and more. If you have forgotten your password, don’t worry. While it’s impossible to retrieve your current password, Apple has built-in features to help you recover access to your account without a complete reset. This article will guide you through these steps.

1. Use Password AutoFill on iPhone or iPad

If you have previously used your Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad and have the autofill feature enabled, there’s a chance that your Apple ID password is stored on your device. To check:

  • Go to Settings and then tap “Passwords & Accounts”.
  • Tap “Website & App Passwords” and use Touch ID or Face ID when prompted.
  • Search for “Apple ID” or “iTunes & App Store”. If you have ever saved your password, it will be displayed here.

2. Use Keychain on a Mac

If you’ve used your Apple ID on a Mac and saved the password to your keychain, you can retrieve it this way:

  • Open Keychain Access (you can find it using Spotlight by pressing command + space bar and typing “Keychain Access”).
  • In Keychain Access, under “Category” in the sidebar, click on “Passwords”.
  • Search for “Apple ID” or “iCloud”.
  • Double-click on the entry to open it.
  • Check the box “Show password”.
  • You’ll be asked to input your Mac’s password (not your Apple ID password) to reveal the saved Apple ID password.

Please note that both methods above depend on whether you have saved the password on your device at some point.

3. Use Two-Factor Authentication

If you’re using two-factor authentication, you can use one of your trusted devices to reset your password. This is technically a reset, but it’s different from a standard reset because it allows you to do it from a device you’re already signed in on.

  • Go to Settings > [Your Name] > Password & Security on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap “Change Password”.
  • You’ll be asked to enter your device passcode. Then you can enter a new Apple ID password.

4. Use Apple’s iForgot Service

If none of the above steps have worked, Apple’s iForgot service is designed to assist you. It’s technically a password reset tool, but it can help you regain access to your account.

  • Visit
  • Enter your Apple ID email address and click “Continue”.
  • Depending on your security settings, you’ll be prompted to confirm your phone number, answer security questions, or use two-factor authentication to verify your identity.
  • Follow the prompts to reset your password.

Remember, while Apple and the tech community can provide a plethora of tools and methods to regain access to your account, the best method to avoid such problems is proactive security hygiene. Regularly update your passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and keep your recovery information up-to-date to ensure that only you can access your personal information.