Putting FB Messenger, Twitter DMs, ahead of iMessage/txt on my /contact page because AppleID is so broken currently.

E.g. all of these:

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When I went to appleid.apple.com, it made me pick a new password, so I did and then was emailed the following message:

The following changes to your Apple ID, **********@tantek.com were made on November 23, 2015 at 9:49:39 PM (GMT):


If you did not make these changes or you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, you should change your password as soon as possible from your Apple ID account page at https://appleid.apple.com.

No joke. The email warning about changes to your Apple ID that your “Password” has been changed, specifically says if you did not make these changes to **change your password**.

Then when I went to login on my iPod Touch (iOS 9.1), I got yet another error message:

Apple ID Locked

Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity.

Unlock Account


And I get two choices, either to “Unlock By Email” by resetting my password via email and changing it again (so repeat the above loop), or to “Answer Security Questions” which asks me for my Birthday and then fails with:

Cannot Verify Identity

One of these answers is incorrect.


And upon a second attempt says:

Too Many Verification Attempts

You have entered incorrect security information too many times. Try again later.


AppleID password changing, account recovery, etc. seems to be nearly completely broken in iOS9.1 which means you cannot depend on:
* iMessage
* Facetime
* App Store

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