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New Apple ID requirements and password changes

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James Gates1 Calculating status...
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Oct 17, 2011 8:20 PM

On the new OS5 why is Apple requiring that you change your Apple ID to your e-mail account and requiring that all passwords now be 8 characters with at least one capital letter and two numbers? This sounds minor but it's frustrating that they're making these changes without admitting it.  And it's a pain in the butt to have to re-enter an entire e-mail and now longer password everytime you need to change something such as update an app which is easily at least once a day.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:30 PM (in response to James Gates1)

    James Gates1 wrote:

     

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    requiring that all passwords now be 8 characters with at least one capital letter and two numbers?

    So your password is more secure.

     

    This sounds minor but it's frustrating that they're making these changes without admitting it.

    Without "admitting it"?

    Stating that your password must be 8 characters with at least one capital letter and two numbers sounds to me like they are "admitting it"...

  • Frogroast Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2011 6:42 PM (in response to James Gates1)

    This whole mess would have been avoided had Apple notified users that their password had to be changed if it didn't meet the new security requirements ( including 8 characters, a number, an uppercase letter and a lowercase letter), plus that the user needs to make sure they know their email address attached to their AppleID (so as to be able to reset accounts should there be a problem).

     

    I went through this issue, but luckily the steps I took, including remembering my email address attached to my Apple ID, resolved my issue within 30 minutes. That said, this shouldn't have taken more than 2 minutes to get through.

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