How to enable two-factor authentication on Apple ID

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If you have wanted the additional security for your Apple ID account, you might have ever heard about “Two-Factor Authentication” feature.

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With Two-Factor Authentication, a dialog box will appear that shows the approximate location of the sign-on attempt with a map. Then that sign-in must be allowed clearly with the trusted device before the verification code displays in the next dialog box. If the owner of the trusted device cannot recognize the location or the attempt, then it can be instantly denied, and block any access to that account.

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication

You can enable ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ on your Apple account if you turn ‘Two-Step Verification’ off. Apple has implemented Two-Factor Authentication as an extra layer of security for user accounts. It is designed to ensure that even if another person knows the password of that account, only a single account owner can access the Apple account. Here are some following instructions to enable it.

Note: To enable this feature, your Phone, iPad or iPod touch must run iOS 9 or later.

Step 1: Open the Settings app, tap the iCloud option, and then tap on the Apple ID.

Enter your iCloud password.

Step 2: Choose Password & Security

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Step 3: Tap the Setup option of ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ and follow the prompts to complete the process.

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Now if you want to enable Two-Factor Authentication on your Apple ID, you should use your Mac instead of the iOS device. Here is what you need to verify Two-Factor Authentication

 If you have already had Two-Factor Authentication enabled on your Apple ID that uses an iOS device, you do not have to use a Mac or any other device to do it again.

On your Mac, run OS X El Capitan:

Step 1: Click the Apple logo on the menu bar, and launch System Preferences. You can also search by using Spotlight for System Preferences to launch.

Step 2: Click the iCloud from the list of options, and then choose Account Details.

Step 3: Select Security, then enter iCloud password.

Step 4: Click ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ Setup and follow the prompts to complete the process.

 

How to exit Two-Step Verification

As we said, before enabling Two-Factor Authentication, you have to exit Two-Step Verification of your Apple ID account. To opt out of Two-Step Verification, do the following these steps:

Step 1: First, you will have to log in your existing Apple ID at the account page: appleid.apple.com in order to be able to manage the account.

Step 2: In the “Security” section, click on Edit tab.

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Step 3: Click on the ‘Turn Off Two-Step Verification’ option in the Security section. When prompted, create a list of new security questions and verify the date of birth.

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Step 4: Apple will send automatically a generated email to confirm the changes. If you receive one of these changes without going through the process above, you have to contact Apple directly to solve any potential unauthorized access to the Apple ID in question.

Above are some simple steps to enable Two-Factor Authentication for the additional security. If you find any useful information, share your comments with us below.

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