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How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication For Apple ID Using These Easy Steps

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Protecting personal privacy and security is one of the most important requirements for today’s tech users. But first, you must understand the options available and the risks associated with them in order to determine what is best for you. Your Apple ID serves as a portal to everything on your iPhone. Everything is accessible through your Apple ID, from contacts and calendars to photos and iCloud Drive.

Two-factor authentication significantly improves the security of your Apple ID. After you turn it on, signing into your account will require both your password and access to your trusted devices or trusted phone number. Whether you value privacy or not, two-factor authentication adds a layer of convenience that you can enable with ease. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

For instance, suppose you have an iPhone and want to use your Apple ID for the first time on a new iPad or Mac or even on a browser on any other device. You’ll be triggered to enter your password and the verification code that will automatically appear on your iPhone. In this way, 2FA improves the security of your account by preventing access with just your password. So even if someone recognizes your password, they won’t be able to access your account and see your personal information.

Here are the minimum system requirements for any device:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 9 and later
  • Mac running OS X El Capitan and iTunes 12.3 and later
  • Apple Watch running watchOS 2 and later
  • Apple TV HD running tvOS
  • Windows Computer with iCloud for Windows 5 & iTunes 12.3.3 and later

Turn on two-factor authentication on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security.
  2. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Enter the phone number where you want to receive verification codes when you sign in. You can choose to receive the codes by text message or automated phone call.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and turn on two-factor authentication.

Turn on two-factor authentication on your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Apple ID.
  2. Click Password & Security under your name.
  3. Next to Two-Factor Authentication, click Turn On.

If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud, and select Account Details. After that click on Security. Then click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.

Upgrade to two-factor authentication on the web

  1. Go to appleid.apple.com, then sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Answer your security questions, then tap Continue.
  3. You’ll see a prompt to upgrade your account security. Tap Continue.
  4. Click Upgrade Account Security.
  5. Enter the phone number where you want to receive verification codes when you sign in. You can choose to receive the codes by text message or automated phone call.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and turn on two-factor authentication.

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