Forgot password for software update

Created at: 2021-03-07 03:44:03
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What can I do if I cannot recall the password for the software update?

Answer #1:

By: Mollie Douglas

What can I do if I cannot recall the password for the software update?

Answer #2:

By: Clovis Cole Jr.

Hi, endora112.



We appreciate you taking the time to post in the Apple Support Communities.



We understand that you’ve forgotten the password for your software update. We’re happy to see how we can help! 



If you’re looking for the password to update your iPhone, it may be a Screen Time passcode restricting updates. Try this:



If you forgot your Screen Time passcode - Apple Support



If you’re using a Mac, it may be asking for the password you use to log into your Mac. Note that changes to your Mac require authorization from the administrator account. If you’re using a Standard account and you see this prompt, it needs the password that the administrator uses to log in. The last section of this article will help if you're still unable to recall the password:



If you’re asked for an administrator name and password on Mac - Apple Support



Warmest Regards.

Answer #3:

By: Loyce Windler

Have you tried your Apple ID password?