How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

Most of us sign up using our apple ID to buy from apple store , access iTunes and get help from apple support and so many other places. Are we aware of the risk behind it ? What if some strangers access our ID hack our details?

In situation like these “Two Factor Authentication” helps to safe guard our Apple ID on Mac and iPhone.

This process is very simple and easy as it takes only a minute. You receive a verification code to your device when you sign in with your ID. The code comes all your way through a text message or call.

In this way , person with your password can use your account any time and from any where around the world. The process may sound a bit tedious. A trust worthy relationship is established between apple Id and your Apple device.

Lets look into the step by step instruction to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac and iPhone 

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

iOS Device :

Before getting into the process , protect your device with passcode.

  • Go to the “Settings App” on your iPhone or iPad. Click on “Touch ID and Passcode”.

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

Let’s start with the two factor authentication process.

  • Launch your Setting app and select iCloud. Sign in to your account to do with the steps.
  • Tap on the Apple ID and click on to “Password & Security ” in the next menu.

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

  • Click on the “Turn on Two Factor Authentication” button to see an explanation menu. Click “continue” to go ahead.

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

  • Here you will be asked few security questions . This is a part of verification of your identity.
  • Now you enter the phone number to which  the verification code should be sent. Mention  the code to be sent as text or through call.

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

You are done with the two-factor verification. Your device is a trusted one and linked to your ID. You will receive a code at the time of sign up. Users  receive login alerts and warnings.

 

Mac:

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

  • Launch system preferences and select iCloud. Tap on the “Account Details” and sign in if needed.
  • Under the “Security Tab” , Tap on the “Turn on two factor authentication” . Read the message that appears and click continue.
  • Answer your security question for verification.
  • Enter the phone number to which you want to receive the code.
  • Immediately you will receive the code, enter it to finish the set up.

How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac & iPhone

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CONCLUSION :

Make sure your Mac is operating under the needed iOS version to enable this security.You can use this feature to use your accounts without risk.

The pop up feature is the must need in the world of systems that are easily being hacked. Use this security feature to safe guard your credentials.

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