I changed my Apple ID password the other day. I shouldn’t have, but I was being impatient. I turned my Mac on, and it was a little slow to finish logging into everything, so Apple Music timed out and thought my password was wrong. I don’t know why apps always leap to the conclusion that I have forgotten my password, even though they have just automatically retrieved it from my keychain.
Even more inexplicable is that I am fool enough to actually believe them. I clicked the ‘forgotten password’ link, which of course doesn’t actually remind you what your password is – the link
Apple’s forgotten password link doesn’t remind you what it is – it should say “I want to reset my password”
should actually say ‘I want to reset my password’. If I change my Amazon password or my PayPal password, it’s a 30-second job. But iCloud syncs with so many different services that within a couple of minutes I was flooded with prompts. Mail, Calendars, Back to My Mac and iCloud Drive all wanted me to tell them the new password.
So did iTunes. In fact, it needed to be told the password once to sign in to Apple Music and again to confirm my payment information. Then, every time I restarted my Mac, iTunes needed to be told all over again. I fixed this by signing out of the iTunes Store and then in again, but I must’ve entered this password 20 times – no exaggeration.
On the plus side, it was a good way of helping me memorise it.