Your Apple ID is your identity and key to use Apple services. If you have your Apple ID you can sign in to iCloud, iTunes, iBooks, App Store, iMessage and FaceTime. If by mistake you or some other person enters a wrong password or provides other wrong account information more than allowed times, it will automatically locks your Apple ID to secure your account and you would not be able to sign in to any Apple services. But after verifying your identity, you can unlock your Apple ID.
This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons
You can not sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons
This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons
When you see these messages, the first thing will come up in your mind is to contact Apple technical support 1-855-925-7079. But it may take some time to go through the process of listening to the automated machine, choosing the options and getting connected to a real human. You can do it yourself too. Following are the guidelines to unlock Apple ID on your own.
Provide your Apple ID - It usually is your email address which is associated with your Apple account.
To prove you are a human, enter the code.
Click on “Continue”
The next page will vary according to the type of security you have set up.
For the users who have set up “two-factor authentication”, they will get a code on an authenticated device or a text message on their phone. You would have to type that verification code, only then you’d be able to unlock your account.
Some users have not set up such methods of security. They would have to answer a few security questions that they have told Apple while registering for Apple ID.
In case, you could not unlock your account with so many failed attempted, your ID will still remain locked and you will be allowed to try again the other day.