How many of you know the Apple ID password by heart? Not so many, we should suspect. And the problem is that after a few mistaken attempts to sign in, Apple will lock you out of your account, forcing you to contact Apple Support to access your account and unlock all your Apple devices.
Having to call it can be considered a pain in the butt. As a result, iOS 15, which will be released around the same time as the new iPhone 13 series will be released in September, will include a new feature called Account Recovery that lets you call a relative or friend who will give you a special code to unlock the account. your and reset your password. When you are locked out of your account, call your trusted friend who will give you a code that will unlock your accounts.
To select your trusted contacts, go to Settings and tap your name at the top of the page. From there, go to Password and security > Account recovery > Add recovery contact. A page will appear showing exactly what recovery contacts can see or do with your account. Then click Add recovery contact at the bottom of the page. When prompted, add your Apple ID password and follow the instructions to select recovery contacts.
Your Recovery Contact is a trusted friend who can help you when you forget your Apple ID password
So let’s say you’re locked out of one of your devices and you can not remember your password id. With your iPhone, you can call one of the account recovery contacts that use the iPhone to obtain a card code that they pass on to you. You press the number to open your account and are asked to enter a new password for the account. Do not be a wise guy and use passwords that, well, password, or your last name.
Use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters instead. And if you forget it again, that’s what reliable contacts are for. By the way, the reliable contacts you choose must be an iPhone owner from 13 years and up. And keep in mind that this feature only appears when iOS 15 is installed on your device. While that means you can install the public beta of iOS 15 and use the feature now, it’s not worth the bugs and turns on the battery life you have to deal with until the final stable version of iOS 15 launches in two months.