Why Was My Apple ID Locked?

Why did I get an email saying my Apple ID is locked?

The email, claiming to be from Apple Support, informs you that“your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons”.

The email then requests that you verify your account information by clicking a link to your account.

The email is a phishing SCAM designed to steal your information and gain access to your account..

How can I unlock my Apple ID account?

If you can’t unlock your Apple ID If you use security questions with your Apple ID, or if you don’t have access to a trusted device or phone number, go to iforgot.apple.com. Then you can unlock your account with your existing password or reset your password.

Does Apple email you when your account is locked?

Answer: A: It’s a scam. If you want to check your Apple ID go directly to http://appleid.apple.com . If your ID was locked for security reasons you wouldn’t get an email about it, you would find out when you tried to log in and would then have to contact Support.

Does Apple ever locked your account?

Answer: A: It’s phishing. In a message Apple will always address you by your real name, never by your email address or Dear Customer. Apple will never threaten to lock your account.

Why is Apple asking me to unlock my account?

It may be caused by someone trying to log into your account and entering the wrong password too many times. If the attempts continue, you might want to consider a name change. What to do after you change your Apple ID or password – Apple Support I suggest doing this before you change your Apple ID or password.

Why is my Apple ID suddenly locked?

If you or someone else enters your password, security questions, or other account information incorrectly too many times, your Apple ID automatically locks to protect your security and you can’t sign in to any Apple services.