How to Reset My Apple ID on My iPod Touch

by David Weedmark Google

    If you forget your Apple ID or password, or if Apple has disabled your Apple ID for security reasons, it may be necessary to reset your Apple ID on the iPod Touch. You also may need to reset your Apple ID if it was changed when you synced to iTunes when iTunes was logged in to a different Apple account. All of this can be done in the Settings app on your iPod Touch, provided you have access to the Internet over a Wi-Fi network.

    Changing Your Apple ID

    Step 1

    Tap "Settings" on the iPod Touch home screen. Select "iTunes & App Stores" and then tap your current Apple ID at the top of the screen.

    Step 2

    Select "Sign Out" from the dialog box options that appear. The Apple ID and password are removed from the iPod Touch.

    Step 3

    Tap the "Apple ID" text field and enter your Apple ID. Tap the "Password" field and type your password. Tap the blue "Done" button. Enter your password one more time in the dialog box that opens. Your Apple ID is reset.

    Forgotten Password

    Step 1

    Launch "Settings" on the iPod Touch and select "iTunes & App Stores." Tap your current Apple ID at the top of the screen.

    Step 2

    Select "iForgot" in the dialog box that opens. The iForgot screen opens in Safari.

    Step 3

    Select "Forgot Apple ID" if you can't remember your Apple ID. Enter your first and last name and up to three of your past email addresses in the appropriate fields. Apple will search this information to find your Apple ID.

    Step 4

    Select "Enter Your Apple ID" to reset your password. Type your Apple ID when prompted and tap "Go."

    Step 5

    Select "Reset by Email" to have the new password sent to the email address associated with your Apple ID. Select "Answer Security Questions" to reset the password on the iPod Touch. The security questions are based on information you provided when you set up your Apple account.


    • If you want to change details about your Apple ID, such as your country, subscriptions or payment information, select "View Apple ID" instead of the Sign Out option after you tap your Apple ID in the iTunes & App Stores settings screen.


    • Information in this article applies to iOS 6.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

    About the Author

    David Weedmark's articles have appeared in dozens of publications since 1989, including "The Windsor Star" and "The Ottawa Citizen." As well as being a technology consultant, he is the author of several books, including "The Tanglewood Murders." Weedmark studied English at the University of Toronto.

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