THE Apple ID it is your personal identity to be used on the iPhone, Mac, iPad and every apple device and service. It is very important and must always be treated very well, because it is through it that you have access to your contacts, photos, documents, calendars, applications and a series of services. Losing control of it means a headache if you need to switch devices or even restore your device.
Since many people neglect the importance of the Apple ID, we decided to warn 5 biggest mistakes that users commit the most related to your account, so you don’t have to go through complicated situations in the future. Having full control of your account is essential for you to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.
ERROR 1 Forget password
You can’t imagine the huge number of people who open a new account with Apple during the activation of their first iPhone, at the time they put in any password and then forget about it completely. Or they ask a relative to set up the iPhone and install applications, and after a few months neither the person nor the relative remembers the password anymore.
So it is very important that you know and memorize your Apple ID password well. Do not write it down in any easy place that anyone can see, but at the same time do not hide it in a place that you will never find again. Try to create a password that you memorize easily, but that is not too obvious.
Remembering that Apple passwords must be at least 8 characters long, including a capital letter and a number.
So if at this point you don’t know your Apple password (which is often the same as your iCloud and App Store password), try to find out now and, if applicable, change to one that is easier for you.
- Access your account here to check and change your password.
ERROR 2 Forget Security Questions
As serious as forgetting the password is forgetting the Security Questions your account.
If you are unable to recover your password, you can change it or request another one. However, to increase security and make it difficult for others to break into your ID, Apple has implemented three security questions for you to prove that you are yourself. There are three questions that, theoretically, only you know the answers to. The problem is that many people forget these answers and this makes it impossible to access account settings. It is no use even calling Apple, if you don’t remember these answers, you won’t be able to change anything in your account.
So, if you are one of those who no longer remembers the answers to the questions you set up, try to discover them now (or remembering, or asking who created the account for you), because if you wait for a moment of need, the thing it may be more complicated.
- Access your account here to check and change security questions.
ERROR 3 Do not set up a recovery email
You can add a recovery email, which is different from the one you use as your Apple ID. It is used so that, in an emergency, you can receive information at another address for you to access your account.
- Access your account here to set up a setup email.
ERROR 4 Use an email that no longer exists
It is impressive the number of people who come to us asking for help because they registered an email that no longer exists or no longer has access. So, avoid using addresses of private providers or institutions you work for, as companies close over time or you change jobs, and then you only realize that you no longer have access to email when you need it to recover a password. . There it was.
Especially for recovery email, try to create an account on a service that tends to last longer, like Gmail for example. And if you ever close this account, remember to change the address there in the Apple ID settings.
ERROR 5 Click on Apple links without proving that they are authentic
Never forget that there will always be malicious people who will try to trick you into getting your Apple password. Especially if your iPhone or iPad is stolen and thieves need the iCloud password to unlock the device.
If before reaching this part of the text you clicked on the links “Access here“ that we posted above, without checking carefully if they were really from Apple, you are already wrong!
(Calm down, the links we put up are real, but you need to ALWAYS stay tuned)
We have already spoken here several times about cases of fake SMS or emails that appear to be from Apple, but they just want you to enter the password for them. So, NEVER click on links in emails and messages you receive from Apple. If they are warning you that you have a problem or improper charge (or that you found your iPhone lost), always prefer to open the browser and manually enter the real address of Apple, so as not to be deceived.
See the actual addresses for each problem:
DISMISS FROM EVERYONE! Even if you receive emails from relatives or friends, ALWAYS remember to check if the links actually lead to a real Apple page.
By following these 5 tips, you will be able to have complete control over your Apple ID account, which will make your life easier in case of problems. Follow them to the letter and favorite this article to always remember them. Share this text with the people you care about, so they can also be protected and not face difficulties when they need it.
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