Do iTunes security question failed attempts reset after a wait time?
October 17, 2012 5:13 PM Subscribe
Apparently, I didn't keep the answers to my iTunes security authorization questions. I think I can guess my answers with a few more tries, but I might get locked out before I get there.
Will the wrong answer count reset back to zero after a wait time? Meaning, can I try again tomorrow, or will I still get locked out?
posted by p3t3 to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I still know my account password, but to authorize a new iDevice for app purchases, I need some security answers that I don't remember setting.
I know the easiest thing SHOULD be to contact tech support and reset the answers, but after a bit of googling, it appears that in recent months (after some iCloud hacking or data loss.?.) the only way to achieve this is via phone. A hassle for me, since mine is a US account but I live abroad. Also I hear the phone reset process requires the last 4 of my CC#, which doesn't work with my account currently set to payment via Paypal.
So if any of the reset process has changed recently, or there are workarounds, I'm open to suggestions on the resetting front as well.