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What do we understand by disabled Apple Id? In certain scenarios, your Apple ID may become disabled and you could end up locked out of it. These situations are frustrating, but a disabled Apple Id may have many reasons associated with it..
We’ll talk about the various reasons an Apple ID could become disabled and what you can do about it in this piece.
Reasons why your Apple ID is disabled.
Apple may disable your Apple ID for various reasons, but they’re typically all tied to one thing: keeping you secure. In situations where your Apple ID is locked out, there are various types of messages you might see depending on where you’re trying to sign in and what version of software you’re using, whether it’s from iCloud.com, your iPhone, or your Mac.
Some probable errors that your might see among those are:
- “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons”
- “You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons”
- “This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons”
In any case, the message you may see about your Apple ID being disabled is typically caused by security problems. The most common reasons an Apple ID gets disabled or locked are:
- Someone tried to log in to your Apple ID incorrectly too many times
- Someone entered your security questions incorrectly too many times
- Other Apple ID account information was entered incorrectly too many times
- Suspicious activity
What to do about it
If your Apple ID is ever disabled or locked, Apple has an account recovery system in place which you can use to regain access to your account. In many cases you will be asked to reset your Apple ID password to gain access to your account once again.
Alternatively, you can also use two-factor authentication to unlock your Apple ID on another trusted device or phone of yours; just keep in mind that if you’re using two-step verification, a recovery key will be required as well as a trusted device.
If you are unsuccessful in recovering your Apple ID too many times in one day, you may need to wait a full day before you can proceed with more attempts to unlock your account. This is another security feature that prevents brute force attacks from hackers from being effective.
Prevent this issue from happening again
A locked Apple ID is never fun, so there are some things you can do to protect yourself and keep your account from getting locked again in the future:
- Don’t give your Apple ID email out.
- Only log into your Apple ID through Apple.
- Use a strong Apple ID password.
- Set up two-factor authentication or two-step verification.
Having a disabled or locked Apple ID is not the best feeling in the world, but there are ways around it; you just need to remain patient. It’s a good idea to get familiar with the ways to recover your account, as well as with ways to prevent the problem from happening again.