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How to gain complete control of your Apple ID

In today's digital age, it is not difficult to hack into someone's account. Even though Apple is one of the more secured platforms, there may be a situation when you feel that your Apple ID has been compromised on your iPhone, iPad or Mac devices. Many of you m ust be aware about the hack that had happened on Apple account where more than hundreds celebrity images were hacked and made public.

Therefore, having that secure is the most important thing. Many of you must not be aware of how to make it secure and not get caught to any vulnerable. For this you must have control on your Apple account. If you are the one who knows how this is done, do help me in making it more clear incase i miss something. If not, please follow the steps below

Follow these steps to gain control of your Apple ID:
  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. Change your Apple ID password and try to choose a strong password.
  3. Review all the personal and security information in your account. Look for any information that you feel was not added by you including name, Apple ID email address, rescue email addresses and phone numbers, Security questions and answers as well as the devices that are associated with your Apple ID.
  4. In case you discover that you don't control the email addresses associated with the Apple ID, you should immediately change the password for the email address or use a different email address.
  5. Set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, which helps in creating an additional security layer to prevent hackers from accessing your account, even if they get to know your password.
Readers must note that in case you can't sign in to your Apple ID account page or you receive a message that the account is locked when you try to sign in, you must try to reset or unlock your account. If you are still unable to sign in, then you must contact Apple Support.

The essential tell-tale sign that your Apple account has been compromised is when you receive an account notification from Apple for a change you didn't make, or if you notice account details or changes you don’t recognize. These could be anything from the following:
  1. You receive an email or notification that your Apple ID was used to sign in to a device you don't recognse
  2. You receive a confirmation email from Apple that your Apple ID password was changed or your account information was updated, but that wasn't done by you.
  3. Your device was locked or placed in Lost Mode by someone other than you
  4. You see messages you didn't send, or items you didn’t delete.
  5. You see charges or notices for purchases that you didn't make.
  6. Your password no longer works, or it might have been changed or locked.
Sometimes, it is not necessary that your Apple ID has been hacked by a professional. There is a fair chance that your account has been compromised by sheer negligence on your part. Avoid situations where someone else has created an Apple ID for you or you're sharing your Apple ID or password with others.


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