How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

When you enable Two-Factor authentication for Apple ID, it will allow you to access your account only on the devices you completely trust. The best thing about it is that even if someone has succeeded in stealing your password, he cannot have access to your account.

With Two-Factor authentication, whenever you sign into a new device like iPhone or Mac for the first time, you will have to not only enter the password but also authenticate it using the six-digit verification code which displayed automatically on your trusted device.
As, if you sign in to your account on your iPad, you will be prompted to enter the six-digit code which will appear on your iPhone, which you have trusted.

Two-Factor authentication is different from Two-Step Verification. For more information, check out our post on how to turn on Two-Step Verification. Let’s get back to the thread.

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID from iPhone/iPad

Tap on Settings then Profile on iPhone running iOS 11

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iOS device Tap on Apple ID banner.

On iOS 10.2 or earlier.

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iOS device Tap on iCloud.

Tap on Settings then iCloud on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on your Apple ID.

Tap on Apple ID in iCloud Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Password & Security.

Tap on Password & Security in iCloud Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

Tap on Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in iCloud on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Continue and follow on-screen instructions.

Turn On Two-Factor Verification for Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac

Step #1. On your, Mac click on the Apple menu → System Preferences.

Click on Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences on Mac

 

Step #2. Click on iCloud.

Click on iCloud in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Click on Account Details.

Click on Account Details in iCloud on Mac

Step #4. You have to enter your Apple ID passwords. Up next, click on Security Click Turn on Two-factor Authentication.

Click on Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in iCloud on Mac

Step #5. Click on Set Up.

Click on Set Up in iCloud on Mac

Step #6. Answer your security questions and follow on-screen instructions.

Answer Security Questions in iCloud on Mac

Step #7. Enter your Mobile number and click on continue.

Enter Your Mobile Number in iCloud for Two Factor Verification

Step #8. Click on Done.

Set Up Two Step Verification for Apple ID on Mac

That’s all folks!

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