For a number of reasons, the Apple ID may be disabled. This usually corresponds to an explicit message like “Apple ID Disabled” or “This Apple ID was disabled for security reasons” or some other notification that you cannot enter a locked Apple ID because it was disabled. This can be seen when you try to sign in to your Apple ID on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iCloud.com, or anywhere else where you can try to sign in to an Apple ID. Obviously, a disabled Apple ID is a big problem, because access to the entire Apple universe is through an Apple ID, including iCloud, Music, iTunes, the App Store and more, so you will of course want to regain access to your Apple ID to re-enable fix it and fix the problem.
If your Apple ID is disabled and you have trouble logging in to your account, read on to learn how to troubleshoot and fix the problem. We will look at three different approaches to fix a disabled Apple ID.
How to fix a disabled Apple ID
The first way to fix a disabled Apple ID is processed completely online and is quite simple:
- Open any web browser and go to http://iforgot.apple.com
- Enter your Apple ID email account that is blocked or disabled.
- Follow the instructions to confirm your account and unlock your Apple ID, which usually means entering a security code sent to phone number using text or entering security questions
For most users, the above method should work quickly to unlock a disabled Apple ID and regain access to it.
If for any reason this fails or you do not have access to the phone number to which the security code is sent to unlock the Apple ID, then you can contact Apple’s official support service, which we will discuss later. ,
How to fix "Apple ID disabled" through Apple support
The following approach to fixing a disabled Apple ID is to work with Apple’s official support:
- In any web browser, open https://getsupport.apple.com/
- Choose “Apple ID” as what you want to get support.
- Select "Disabled Apple ID"
- Enter additional information and select the method for which you want to contact Apple support for assistance in re-activating a disabled Apple ID account.
Option 3: Call Apple's official support service.
Another option for unlocking and restoring access to a disabled Apple ID is to call Apple’s official support service and contact phone support directly. This may be the best option if other approaches do not help to solve the problem, or for some reason you cannot follow these online approaches.
You can Call Apple's official support desk at 800-MY-APPLE (800–692–7753)
or in 800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273),
Calling Apple pretty quickly, you are likely to spend a short waiting time, and then an Apple employee can quickly help you regain access to a blocked or disabled Apple ID.
This is important: call Apple’s official phone support lines for Apple’s help only. DO NOT use any third-party website that claims to unlock Apple ID issues and that requests any personal information, login information or payment data, as this is probably a scam. Only Apple can solve and handle problems with an Apple ID, so you only need to call Apple's official support service.
If all else fails, you can always create a new Apple ID, but this is really not recommended, except for the absolute last resort.
Please note that the above tips are for situations where an Apple ID is specifically disabled with the message type “Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.” If you have forgotten your Apple ID or password, read here how to reset or reset your Apple ID in this situation. Contacting Apple support directly can also resolve such situations with forgotten information.
If you constantly forget your Apple ID login information, such as which email you used, it may be useful for you to create an email address @ icloud.com and then change your Apple ID to email address @ icloud.com, thus , an email to log in to Apple ID and iCloud login is all the same account.
This may be obvious to some, but it's worth noting that this not the same problem as the “iPhone disabled” message that may appear on the iPhone (or iPad) after many failed login attempts on the device, this is a separate problem with a completely different solution.
If you know any other approach or method for resolving a disabled Apple ID, share them with us in the comments below!