How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID Account



How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID Account

Two-factor authentication for Apple ID account is the most reliable method of protection by now. It allows you to log into Apple ID account if you have a password and a confirmation code from a trusted device. In this step by step tutorial we will help you to understand how to setup two-factor authentication for Apple ID account.

 

How two-factor authentication for Apple ID account works?

If you use two-factor authentication for Apple ID account, you can have access to your account only from trusted devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. When you first log into account from a new device, the system will ask for the password and confirmation code, which can be received only on the trusted device. After that, a new device will be included to the number of trusted.

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Now the code won’t be needed until you completely disconnect from the account on this device or after Apple ID password changing.

In addition to trusted devices, you must add at least one verified phone number that can receive messages or phone calls for authorization.

What two-factor authentication for Apple ID protects?

Two-factor authentication for Apple ID is used to better protect Apple ID account, and the identifier, itself, provides the security for connected devices.

With enabled two-factor authentication, even if you have Apple ID password, you will not be able to access the account from another device or via the browser. The system will require confirmation, and owner will receive data with location of one, who wants to be authorized.

How to setup two-factor authentication for Apple ID

In the latest iOS and Mac OS versions, the system itself will remind you that two-factor authentication is not enabled. This will be indicated by a red badge on Settings icon, periodically showing banners on the screen.

How to setup two-factor authentication on iOS:

If you want to setup two-factor authentication on your iOS device you just need to do these easy steps:

  1. Go to Settings –  Username – Password and Security (for iOS 10.2 and earlier: Settings – iCloud – Apple ID – Password and Security).
  2. Select ‘Enable two-factor authentication’ option.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Specify the phone number on which messages or calls with confirmation codes will be sent.
  5. Press ‘Next’ and after receiving the message, confirm the phone number with the code entry.

How to setup two-factor authentication on iOS

How to setup two-factor authentication on Mac OS:

If you have Mac device and want to setup two-factor authentication you need to perform next steps:

  1. Go to Settings – iCloud – Account.
  2. Open the Security section.
  3. Click on ‘Enable Two-Factor Authentication’ button.
  4. Specify the trusted phone number and the code delivery method (SMS or call).
  5. Enter the verification code you received.

How to setup two-factor authentication on Mac OS:

To manage trusted devices and phone numbers, use the page for your Apple ID account.

In ‘Security’ section, you can change and add phone numbers, and in the ‘Devices’ section – trusted smartphones, tablets and computers.

When you can setup two-factor Apple ID authentication

You can setup two-factor authentication if you have iCloud account and at least one device with iOS 9 or newer or OS X El Capitan or newer.

You can protect in this way any of the following devices:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 9 or newer;
  • Mac with OS X El Capitan and iTunes 12.3 or newer;
  • Apple Watch with watch OS 2 or newer;
  • Apple TV (4th generation);
  • Windows-computer with the programs “iCloud for Windows” version 5 and iTunes 12.3.3. or newer.

In the last case, only iCloud data will be protected.

Safety measures of using two-factor authentication for Apple ID account

There are some safety measures for using Apple ID two-factor authentication that will help you to maximally secure data you need:

  • Do not make public Apple ID password and do not keep it in an accessible place;
  • Use lock passwords to access all trusted devices;
  • Update trusted phone numbers in case of a changing or lossing old ones;
  • Specify a valid credit card in the account, in case of password recovery, this information can be used for identity verification.
  • This is all you need to know about two-factor authentication. Do not delay with the protection settings, the process takes only 5 minutes, and the security level will be much higher.

How to bypass Apple ID account with enabled two-factor authentication

Unfortunately, we live in the age of scammers. They sell blocked for two-factor authentication iDevices on such online-shops as Amazon, Ebay etc. Trustful customers get in trap, without understanding it. After purchase, trying to enter Apple ID, they finally understand the cheat. A device will ask for the password and confirmation code, which can be received only on the trusted device. And, of course, poor customer does not have nor password nor trusted device.

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