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How to secure your Apple ID using two-factor authentication


The Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a security feature designed by Apple to provide an extra bit of protection on your Apple devices. 2FA ensures that you’re the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your passcode.

The trauma that one would face from an identity theft or other malicious software having access to one of your device should overshadow the minor hassle of inputting an extra bit of information onto your device. So adding the 2FA is definitely a good idea.

In this guide we will show you how to secure your Apple id using 2FA.

How to activate Two-Factor Authentication

For iPhone/iPad users with iOS 9 or above

  1. Go to Settings Options -(your username) Password & Security.
    2.Tap On Two-Factor Authentication.
    3.Tap to Continue.

For users on iOS 10.2 or above

  1. Go to Settings- Tap on Apple ID
    2. Go to Security options and turn on Two-Factor Authentication.
    3. Tap to continue.

    Soon you’ll receive a six-digit verification code or a phone call on your ‘trusted device’. Enter the 6-digit code to verify your phone number and turn on two-factor authentication.

For your Mac (OS X El Capitan or later)

  1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.
    2. Then Click on iCloud Option
    3. Open Account Details (You might be asked to enter your Apple ID password)
    3. Click the Security Tab>Turn On Two-Factor Authentication and click continue.

If you still have any queries feel free to comment down below.

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