Know the things that you need to do to gain control of your Apple ID in cases where an unauthorized person have access to it.
Your Apple ID is your passes to Apple’s wide arrange of services such as the App Store, iCloud, FaceTime, Apple Music, and others. You can use your Apple ID to sign in and access all of Apple’s services. Since some services, such as the iCloud, may contain personal files and details, you need to ensure that your Apple ID is secured. In cases where your Apple account is compromised, you need to take immediate actions to gain control of your ID. This article will guide you on how to know if your Apple ID is compromised and the steps to gain control of your Apple ID again.
Take Control of Your Apple ID
To protect your data against access from unauthorized persons, you need to secure your Apple ID. The next sections will guide you on how to gain control of your Apple ID.
How to Gain Control of Your Apple ID
Gain control of your Apple ID by following these steps:
1. Log in to your Apple ID account page.
2. Review your personal details and correct any wrong information on your account.
3. Change your Apple ID password. You should use a strong password. A strong password is consist of a combination of letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and symbols. Make sure that passwords are unique and not using familiar words.
4. Set up two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication adds another layer of protection every time someone tries to log into your Apple ID account.
5. Check the email addresses associated with your Apple ID. Make sure that only you have access to these emails.
How to Know if Your Apple ID Compromised
The most obvious sign that your Apple ID is compromised is when you receive notice from Apple about changes in your account that you did not initiate. At the first sign of being compromised, the first that you should do is to change your Apple ID password. Below are the common signs that tell you that unauthorized parties may access your Apple ID:
• Someone locked your iPhone or put it in Lost Mode without your permission.
• You noticed deleted items on your phone but you did not initiate them.
• You have messages on your phone that you did not send.
• There are installed apps on your phone that you did not install or get charges for purchases you didn’t make.
• You got a confirmation email on changes on Apple account details such as the password and other critical information.
Securing your Apple ID is one of the most important things that you should do to protect your personal details and data.
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