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240 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 3:10 AM by sky-pix RSS
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Jan 30, 2013 10:14 PM



This morning (Europe time), I started Safari and went to my mail tab. A mesage told me that 'for security reasons' my Apple ID had been disabled and I should go to '' to reset my password.


I followed the on-screen instructions, entered my Apple ID and then opted to 'answer security questions'. This I did and the system accepted my replies. I then selected a new password which I entered twice.


The password was accepted by the system and the on-screen instructions told me that I could now access my account.


I went back to and put in my Apple ID and the NEW password. Up came the message that 'for security reasons' my Apple ID had been disabled and I should go to ... hang on, I just did that.


I tried the new password on my iPhone. That was rejected too.


Strangely enough, I needed to use the new password to get into this forum, so why did THAT work yet I'm still loked out of my icloud/mail account?


Hope someone can figure this out?


Thanks for your time.



  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,670 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 3:22 AM (in response to sky-pix)

    Did you receive an email asking you to verify the password change.

  • lincolnshirepoacher Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to sky-pix)

    Me too.  I'm in exactly this situation.  In answer to Winston Churchill's question - I can't receive any emails on my iCloud account because I can't access it.

  • lincolnshirepoacher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:01 AM (in response to sky-pix)

    When I was at work yesterady I didn't have the time to spend on phone calls to apple, I'm afraid.  But when I got home my mac allowed me to get to iCloud with the new password after a while.  I had to restart Mail to get that to work; and then I restarted my iPhone and that started to get emails from iCloud too.  I had previously resdt it several times during the day to no avail.  I think that I was not getting emails for at least 12 hours overall but everythings fine now.


    Someone else has just started another thread about this today so I guess it's not just you and I affected.


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