Some users report Apple ID lockouts followed by а password reset

Some users report Apple ID lockouts followed by а password reset
A number of users are reporting being locked out of their Apple ID accounts since yesterday, with nothing, in particular, to be forcing such a phenomenon. People took to Twitter to post their account lockouts, and there are whole threads on Reddit dedicated to the happenings.

Apparently, they are forced out of the Apple IDs for security reasons, having to reset their password via the "Unlock Account" option on the log screen. The kicker is that the lockout has happened for seemingly unrelated actions like listening to tunes via Apple Music on iPhones or watching something through Apple TV. 

Probed for answers, Apple is yet to respond officially if this is a widespread problem but it doesn't seem so, as one anonymous employee has quipped for Apple Insider that:



1. Venom

Posts: 3825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Miniscule it may be, but it's a growing number of issues that keep popping up on the Apple front that for the most part should not have happened.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1384; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Just like Samsung, pixel line, lg, etc. or you want to tell me that Samsung’s Note 7 debacle was “supposed to happen”?

2. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

They are using it wrong...

3. wickedwilly

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Apples response is always it is only affecting a small number of users. We should take that with a pinch of salt.

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1384; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

This is why I back everything up to iCloud! Edit: pretty sure some wont get the joke - backing up to cloud would lock you out from your backup.

6. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Scumbags trying to penetrate my cash!!! 2FA for the win. Does anyone know the name of my dog?

7. iushnt

Posts: 3157; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Forget about the name of the dog. Does the dog know that his/her master loves Apple more than him/her?

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