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Apple ID Disabled – Step By Step Guide to Enable Apple ID [Solved]

Hello dear friends and fans! This is your very own Steve Sadiq, Mac solutions providers. Hope you all would be fine. Today I am going to share with you a very sensitive and extremely important topic. My today’s topic is Apple ID disabled, I have received many requests, to provide the solution, how to enable a disabled apple id.

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Just imagine an account synchronized with all your data and sensitive and extremely useful information that is really pivotal to you. One day you wake up and see that account is disabled. This is extremely painful to see apple id disabled.

A very important thing to be considered here is that Apple is very strict in its security and safety features. Not only this, the privacy of the users of Apple devices is a major concern for Apple.

If security systems of Apple sense that the device is not in secure hands or some activities are performed that is felt violating the security of its valuable users then the account will be kept under observation. Some security measures adopted by Apple are;

  • 2-factor authentication
  • Use of trusted devices
  • Phone number security check
  • Security Questions

Possible Reason for Apple ID disabled

Now we come to a very important question. Why and how does the apple id get disabled?

The core reason behind is the security concerns of apple. In my experience what I have witnessed is that Apple disable the ID when it usually observes the security of the user is at stake. Systems at Apple consider it better to keep the id in the secure dormant box to avoid any risk to the secure data.

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This usually happens in many cases that when the user forgets the password and keep on trying different passwords. Apple systems consider 2 attempts as Ok. But after 3 consecutive wrong attempts, Apple system consider that someone is trying to hack or get access to your account, your Apple ID get disable. Remember this is for your own safety and security.

Just Imagine, your apple id disable.

The ID that was associated with your account is no more working now. With Apple ID disabled, you are not going to do any activity. What will you do now? You are in a serious problem.


  • What you can’t do now.
  • You can’t download an app from the apple store.
  • Unable to buy an app.
  • Not allowed to sync with iTunes,
  • Can’t sync with Icloud.

A solution for you if you have forgotten Apple ID

If you have forgotten your Apple ID or password but you Apple ID is still working. You are lucky that your apple id is safe and if you find on the 1st attempt that you have forgotten your Apple ID or password. Don’t try 2nd time if you are not sure, because then you will be at risk. If you have forgotten your Apple ID don’t get panic.

What happens normally people use their most frequently used E-mail address in creating Apple Id. The Apple ID to connect your iPhone, Macbook, Ipad, iCloud, iTunes and Apple Store. Check the other devices. You will definitely find your Apple ID there. Also check your mailbox very carefully because when you have created your Apple ID, you must have got an email from Apple. That E-mail contains your details of the Apple ID.

Also, think for a second, check your MacBook. Check your iPhone. Database of your cell phone and Mac and other devices, that must have your Apple ID in there. If you can’t find it there, try to remember all the email that you usually use. You might find the one. But here is a caution from my side that, don’t try until you are sure because as I have told your earlier 3 wrong attempts and your Apple ID disabled.

Steve Sadiq Safety caution

I have repeated this many times in all my articles and all my mac solutions that never try such a thing about which you are not sure. Safety always 1st. Data once deleted or formated is extremely hard to recover. So stay safe. Always it is strongly recommended that better take backups before performing anything like this. Stay Safe.  I would like to repeat here that if you are not sure apple the Apple ID, don’t try this. Your account will get disabled. I personally recommend, not to try the password repeatedly. The best remedy for a forgotten password is to reset your password.

Now, this was a remedy to save your Apple ID.

How to recover and restore the Disabled Apple ID

Now we have come to the point which you were trying to reach very quickly. But the information provided above was also very important. My aim is to make you aware of Apple systems as much as I can. To enable your disabled Apple ID you should have all the following information with you.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email ID
  • Date of Birth
  • Recovery ID.

The E-Mail ID should have to be the one that is associated with your Apple ID. 

If your Apple ID is disabled, they only say that your account is disabled for security, and you may find one of these three statuses on your account:

  • “This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.”
  • “You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons.”
  • “Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.”



First of all, I would like to tell you that I am going to share 4 methods with you guys. You need to try one by one. I have formulated the very simple guide and divided each method into steps so that you don’t find it difficult to open your disabled ID.

4 Methods to Enable Apple ID

  1. Recover Apple ID using 2-factor authentication
  2. Enable Apple ID using the Account Recovery Method
  3. Recover Apple Id using the Recovery key
  4. Try to enable Apple ID using Web Browser

Method 1: Recover Apple ID using 2-factor authentication

The 2-factor authentication process is the 2 layers security check. This is highly recommended by me if you use your device for business purpose. The 2 factor is set by either providing cell number.

Trusted Devices. The basic phenomenon is that to provide you with additional security. When you insert your password and if access to your account is from an unknown device you are asked to verify your identity by the following methods

  • Phone number check
  • Authentication code check
  • Trusted Device check

How to recover Apple ID via 2-factor authentication on iPhone, Ipad

  1. Once you have passed 2-factor authentication check on your iPhone/Ipad and check on save the device. The device becomes your trusted device.
  2. On your trusted device go to Settings.
  3. In the Setting, you will find Apple Profile
  4. Go to Password & Security in Settings.How to solve - Apple ID Disabled
  5. Change Password of your Apple ID
  6. Open Apple ID with your new password.
  7. Enjoy.

How to recover Apple ID via 2-factor authentication on Macbook

  1. On your Macbook Open Apple Menu
  2. In the App menu, you will find System Preferences.
  3. In the System Preferences, Open iCloud
  4. Go to Account Details
  5. Select Security in account details
  6. Reset your Password

Don’t have Access to a Trusted Device?

If you don’t have any trusted device don’t worry.

You can use iPhone or any iDevice of your relative or a friend.

Open Find my iphone app

If a Sign In screen appears, tap Forgot Apple ID or Password, and follow the onscreen steps

Don’t see a Sign In screen? Tap Sign Out. After your friend signs out, tap Forgot Apple ID or Password, and follow the onscreen steps

Never Forget to Add Trusted Phone Numbers!

Once you get your Apple ID back in working order, it’s essential to add more than one trusted phone number to your Apple ID (and iCloud) account.

To add trusted numbers, go to Settings > Apple ID Profile > Passwords & Security > Edit > Add Trusted Phone Number.

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You need to enter your iPhone passcode (not Apple ID password but the passcode you use to unlock your device.) Once accepted, add in the phone number and chose to verify using Text or Phone Call (text message is easiest!)

Adding additional trusted phone numbers helps you prove your identity and recover your Apple ID & iCloud account when you forget your password.

METHOD NO 2. Try to enable Apple ID using Web Browser

Follow these simple 6 steps one by one and I fully hope that your Apple ID would get enabled.

1st Step: Use any web browser on any PC or laptop.

Open a web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and type in the google search bar: I forgot Apple ID info to redirect to the iForgot Page by Apple.

2nd Step: Provide your details

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When you get access to the apple page. You are now asket to provide your personal information that you provided while creating the Apple ID. Apple systems match these details with your infomation you provided while creating your account. This step is extremely important to check either the ID belongs to you.

3rd Step: Rest your Apple ID password

After verifying all your details. Now the Apple systems are sure that this ID belongs to you and you have forgotten your password. Now the system will take you to reset stage. You can now easily reset your password. But for that,

  • You need to answer the secret question. This is the last security check because only you are the one in this world who knows the answer of the secret question.
  • After you have provided a correct answer. Apple systems ask you to provide an email where they can send you a reset link so that you can reset your password. Apple ID Disabled

4th Step: Access the mailbox and open the email id which you just shared

Remember that you have just provided an email id to send you the reset link. You have a mail from Apple to reset your password. Just Click the link.

5th Step: You are now redirected to reset password link. You can now reset your password easily. Apple ID Disabled

Remember: This time must keep the password stored in a safe place in your cell phone or save it to google / iCloud so that if you forget. You will have it stored. Apple ID Disabled

Method 3- Account Recovery Method (This method is for you only if you have 2-factor authentication Active)

If using two-factor authentication and you still can’t sign in or reset your password, the last resort to regain access to your account is using Apple’s account recovery service.

What is account recovery?


Account recovery is Apple’s automated process that attempts to get you back into your Apple ID account as quickly as possible while denying access to any unauthorized users.

To ensure your security, this recovery process often takes several days to complete and depends on what particular verification information you can provide to confirm your identity as the owner of the account.

Only use account recovery when all other options are exhausted or not possible!

  • Did you try to reset your forgotten password from a trusted device? If not, try this step first
  • Try to reset your Apple ID or password from someone else’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using their Find My iPhone app

Account Recovery On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. Go to Settings > Sign in
    1. For iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud
  2. Select Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it, then tap Forgot Apple ID
  3. Enter your Apple ID and tap Next
  4. Enter your trusted phone number then tap Next
  5. Follow all the onscreen steps

Account Recovery On a Mac

  1. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > iCloud
  2. Click Forgot Apple ID or password
  3. Enter your Apple ID and click Continue
  4. Type in your trusted phone number then click Continue
  5. Follow the onscreen steps

After the Account Recovery is complete.

Once you request account recovery, look for a confirmation email from Apple. This email should list the date and approximate time of when you can expect to regain access.

Then be patient and wait for the recovery process to complete, usually just a few days. Once account recovery completes, Apple sends you a text or places an automated phone call with step-by-step instructions to regain access to your account.

Check Account Recovery Progress

If you need to check the progress of your recovery request, visit and look on-screen for the estimated time until your account is ready for recovery.

Want to Cancel Account Recovery?

If you can regain access another way and want to cancel account recovery, open the email confirmation and tap on the link to cancel account recovery.

If you remember your Apple ID and sign in (or regain access to a trusted device that’s already signed in,) Apple automatically cancels your account recovery request.

Reach Out to iTunes Support

Many Apple ID-related issues are often resolved by Apple’s iTunes support folks. They are a friendly bunch of people who work hard behind the scene to keep us iFolks happy.

If you are unsure of the steps above or having difficulty with this error and you have tried all the basics, reach out to Apple iTunes Support. To get started, just go to Apple support link

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you will see “Want to talk with Someone.” Click here and follow along. You should be able to get Apple’s support via chat or your phone.

Account Recovery Not Working?

If you are still unable to start the account recovery process and can’t access ANY of your trusted devices or use a different Apple device, go to Apple’s iforgot site
  1. Enter your Apple ID
  2. Put in the code, you see and select Continue
  3. Enter your trusted phone number and press Continue
  4. Tap Don’t have access to your trusted devices or phone numbers
  5. Choose Start Account Recovery

Method 4: Recover Apple ID using recovery Key (If you have Two-Step Verification Enabled)

With Two-Step Verification, Apple requires that you verify your identity by entering your recovery key. When you enabled Two-Step verification, Apple provided you with a 14-character Recovery Key with instructions to print and keep in a safe place.

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To fix your Apple ID, use this Recovery Key to regain access to your account.

If  you permanently lost your Recovery Key or access to your trusted device, you can’t change your password

Recover Apple ID and Password With Two-step Verification

  1. Enter your Apple ID, select the option to reset your password

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  1. Enter your Recovery Key for two-step verification
  2. Next, choose one of your trusted devices. Apple send your device a verification code
  3. Enter that verification code
  4. Create a new password then select Reset Password

After resetting your password, sign in again with your new password. And don’t forget to update your password in Settings on all your devices, App Store, iTunes Store, and on Macs.

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Contact Apple Directly

contact apple for the solution of apple id disabled

To be very honest with you. I am going to share with you guys the contact numbers and all apple support. You can get apple support directly from here,

Complimentary support

Most Apple products come with 90 days of complimentary phone support and a one-year limited warranty. We recommend that you check your coverage before contacting us.

Apple Online Store help

You can get information about an order you placed on the Apple Online Store through the Order Status page.

Lost or stolen Apple products

If you have lost or found an Apple product, get information on using Find My for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or Mac to help find your device. You can also contact your local law-enforcement agency to report it.

24/7 Accessibility support

If you use an accessibility feature or assistive technology, you can get direct access to Apple representatives who are trained in providing support using accessibility services. Find the accessiblity and assistive technology phone number for your country or learn more and get help with accessibility features.

If the issue only happens with App Store/ iTunes Store-related issues, you will need to call Apple Care as only iTunes phone support can fix this. Check the Apple worldwide phone numbers

Apple worldwide phone numbers

See all Apple phone numbers around the world.

Concluding Thoughts

You are worried at apple id disabled. Yes, you should have to be. Apple ID is your entire backup plan of the machine you are using. In case apple ID gets disabled, you are in serious trouble if you don’t have any backups available in your hard driven.

Don’t worry.

Every problem comes with a solution.

That’s why I am here to help you in solving your problems. Apple ID disabled. Want the solution. I have shared 4 methods by which you can enable your Apple ID. Want to know about those 4 methods?

These methods are;

4 Methods to Enable Apple ID

  1. Recover Apple ID using 2-factor authentication
  2. Enable Apple ID using the Account Recovery Method
  3. Recover Apple Id using the Recovery key
  4. Try to enable Apple ID using Web Browser

I have explained each and every single method in detail in this article. Read them again carefully and try to follow the step by step guide and I fully hope that, your issue will definitely be resolved. Now do tell me in the comments section that how useful this article proved to be for you.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.




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