How Can I Enable Two Factor Authentication for Apple ID on iPhone, Mac

Two-factor authentication offers some additional security for your Apple ID. This helps to verify the person accessing the account and make it sure that you are the only one to access your Apple ID. Therefore, we highly recommend to enable two factor authentication on Apple ID. Setting up 2-factor authentication is easy to do and it can lead to higher security over that.

How 2-Factor Authentication Secure You Up

The 2-Factor Authentication ensures your account security, more over you can also add your device i.e. iPhone, Mac, iPad etc in the trusted device list. This helps to Apple know that this specific device is trusted, and there is no need to use verification code on each sign-in.

There is an option when you sign-in on the web, with that you can choose to trust that browser. So, that the verification system will not be ask for the code when you sign-in next time.

Note: You must have at least one Apple device with latest version to enable 2-factor authentication for Apple ID.

How Can I Enable Two Factor Authentication for Apple ID on iPhone, Mac

How to enable Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID?

You can secure up your Apple ID by enabling the 2-step verification. No matter which device you are using to can set it up with few simple steps.

Step 1: Enable Two-Factor Authentication from Settings on iPhone or iPad

For iOS 10.3 or later

  1. Open the “Settings App” tap on your name from top and open “Password & Security“.
  2. Now find “Turn on Two-Factor Authentication” and tap on it. To verify your action click on continue.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication from Settings on iPhone or iPad

For iOS 10.2 or earlier

  1. Start Settings App and move to iCloud
  2. Now find “Apple ID” tap on it then tap on “Password & Security
  3. Find the option “Turn On Two-Factor Authentication
  4. Tap on Continue

Provide Phone Number for Verification

Step 2: Provide Phone Number for Verification

Next, you will be asked to provide the phone number on which you will receive SMS or automated call for verification codes. After you select the phone number, tap “Next” to receive a verification code.

Provide your verification code when asked to verify your current device and enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.

How to Setup Two-factor authentication on your Mac

How to Setup Two-factor authentication on your Mac

For Devices using macOS Cataline:

  • Click on Apple menu from top of screen then move to System Preferences >> Apple ID
  • Next, find the option “Password & Security” on the left options pane.
  • On the right side of screen find “Turn On Two-Factor Authentication” and click on it. After that follow on screen prompts.

For Devices using macOS Mojave or earlier:

  • Click on Apple Menu from top and follow this path System Preferences>> iCloud > Account Details.
  • Find the option “Security” click on it and then find “Turn On Two-Factor Authentication” from the sub-menu.