How to Use Apple Two Factor Authentication

iOS Two-factor authentication is an extra security layer provided for Apple ID. Two-factor authentication let you get protected from any prying eyes and ensure only you can handle your device if your passcode is known to others. Looking up to the security nowadays, Apple Two Factor Authentication is a great way to protect your account from getting scammed or misuse. In short, you can easily use Apple 2-FA using Password & Security feature and selecting Turn On Two Factor Authentication.

How iOS Two-factor authentication works?

Two-factor authentication let you use your account on trusted iOS devices. Whenever you use your Apple Account to any other iOS device it will ask for a six-digit verification code which automatically appears on your trusted device. This is a very important factor to be protected even if your friends know your login credentials. Let us say, if you are currently using iPhone and you have purchased new iPad, and you are logging in iPad with the same account which you have in iPhone then after entering login credential it will ask for a  six-digit verification code which automatically displays on iPhone. This makes your device protected by providing an extra step.

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How to setup Two-factor authentication for Apple ID

Before setting up Two-factor authentication make sure at least one device must be having iOS 9 or later otherwise you have to update.

Now follow some below steps to setup Two-factor authentication.

STEP 1: First of all Turn ON  Two-factor authentication in your device. This may be in a different location depending on which iOS version you are using.

If using iOS 10.3 or later

  • Go to Settings> [your name]> Password & Security.   You might be asked some security questions at any step. Answer those question and proceed.
  • Turn Two-factor authentication ON.authentication
  • After this press Continue.

If using iOS 10.2 or earlier

  • Go to Settings> iCloud
  • Select your ID there (or tap to sign in if you are not already signed in) and then go to Password & Security. You might be asked some security questions at any step. Answer those question and proceed.
  • Turn Two-factor authentication ON.
  • After this press Continue.

STEP 2: Enter your trusted Phone number.

  • Enter your trusted Phone number where you can receive verification code or a call with a Two-factor authentication code. You can select an option of whether receiving text or phone call.phone number
  • When you select next you will receive verification on the trusted number. Enter that code to turn on  Two-factor authentication ON

By this, you can easily enable iOS Two-factor authentication for Apple ID

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