5 Things You Should Never Do with Your Apple ID
The Apple ID is your personal identity to be used on the iPhone, Mac, iPad, and all Apple devices and services.
It is extremely important and should always be well taken care of 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 change devices or even restore the device.
Given that many people neglect the importance of the Apple ID, we have decided to alert to the 5 biggest mistakes that users most commonly make related to their account, so that you don’t have to go through complicated situations in the future.
Having total control of your account is essential so that you can make the most of your iPhone or iPad.
So check out the mistakes you should avoid with your Apple ID:
→ MISTAKE #1 Forgetting the password
You cannot imagine the enormous number of people who open a new Apple account during the activation of their first iPhone, put any password at the time, and then completely forget it.
Or ask someone to set up the iPhone and install applications, and after a few months neither the person nor the relative remembers the password anymore.
That’s why it’s extremely important that you know and memorize your Apple ID password well.
Don’t write it down in any easy-to-see place, but at the same time, don’t hide it in a place you’ll never find again.
Try to create a password that you can easily memorize, but that is not too obvious.
Remember that Apple passwords must have at least 8 characters, including one uppercase letter and one number.
So, if you don’t know your Apple password right now (which is often the same as iCloud and the App Store), find out now, and if necessary, change it to something that will be easier for you.
- Access here your account to check and change your password.
→ MISTAKE #2 Forgetting the Security Questions
As serious as forgetting your password is forgetting your account’s Security Questions.
If you can’t recover your password, you can change it or request another one.
However, to increase security and make it difficult for other people to access your ID, Apple implemented three security questions for you to prove that you are you.
There are three questions that, theoretically, only you know the answers to.
The problem is that many people forget these answers, making it impossible to access the account settings.
It’s no use even calling Apple if you don’t remember these answers, as you won’t be able to change anything on the account anymore.
So, if you’re one of those who doesn’t remember the answers to the security questions you set up, try to find them out now (either by remembering or asking the person who created the account for you), because if you wait for a time of need, things could be more complicated.
- Click here to access your account and check/modify your security questions.
→ MISTAKE #3 Not setting 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 case of an emergency, you can receive the information to access your account on another address.
- Click here to access your account and set up a recovery email.
→ MISTAKE #4 Using an email that no longer exists
It’s impressive how many people come to us asking for help because they registered an email that no longer exists or they no longer have access to.
Therefore, avoid using addresses from private providers or institutions you work for, because over time companies close or you change jobs, and then you realize you no longer have access to the email when you need it to recover a password. And that’s it.
Especially for the recovery email, try to create an account with a service that tends to last longer, such as Gmail for example.
And if you ever close this account, remember to change the address in your Apple ID settings.
→ MISTAKE #5 Clicking on Apple links without verifying their authenticity
Never forget that there will always be malicious people who will try to trick you into giving them 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 “Access here” links we posted above, without carefully checking if they were actually from Apple, you are already wrong!
(Stay calm, the links we put are real, but you need to ALWAYS be alert)
We have already talked several times here about cases of fake SMS or emails that appear to be from Apple, but only want you to enter the password for them.
Therefore, NEVER click on links in emails and messages you receive from Apple.
If they are warning you that you have some problem or unauthorized charge (or that they found your lost iPhone), always prefer to open the browser and manually type the true Apple address, so as not to be deceived.
See the real addresses for each problem:
- iCloud account: https://www.icloud.com
- Apple account: https://appleid.apple.com/
- App Store purchases: http://reportaproblem.apple.com/
BE SUSPICIOUS OF 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 full control over your Apple ID account, which will make your life easier in case of problems.
Follow them to the letter and bookmark 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 to.