How to Setup Two Factor iCloud Authentication

By | July 9, 2014
setup Two Factor iCloud Authentication

The tech giant Apple has been implemented  the two-factor authentication for its new iCloud services. The Two-factor authentication–is also called  as two-step verification, which is a security system where you have to supply two things in place of a single password to log in to an online (or other) service.

The two factors are a password and a code which the service sends to your iPhone. These two factors offered more security to its customers from vulnerabilities And if you want to setup two Factor iCloud Authentication, then I will help you through this article setting up two-factor authentication for iCloud is really simple, though it does require multiple steps.

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Steps to Setup Two Factor iCloud Authentication

  • First of all you have to log in to your iCloud account at
  • Then open Account Settings by clicking on your name in the upper right corner.
  • After that on your Apple ID. It will open a new tab in your browser and take you to the My Apple ID page.
  • Now you have to click on Manage Your Apple ID and sign in (once again).
  • Now you have to open this Password and Security link. Here, you will be asked to answer a couple of security questions; do that, then click on Continue.
  • After that you have to go through three instructional screens, explaining the risks and rewards of two-step verification. When you’re ready, click on the Get Started button, which take you to this screen,
  • Here you have to enter the phone number of a phone where you can receive SMS messages. Once you do so, you will get to this Verify Phone Number screen.
  • Now switch over to your phone. You should have a new SMS message there, containing a four-digit code.  Now go back to your Mac browser and enter which code in the Verification Code boxes.
  • You can now verify devices that you have already registered with Find My iPhone.
  • Now select a device from the list and click on the Verify link. Once again, Apple will send you a verification code; go through the same process.
  • When you lick on the Continue button,  the Apple will generate a Verification Key for you. This key can be used to unlock your account should you ever be without the phone you have just registered.
  • After that  you  have to re-enter this verification key, you will get to the final step, at which point you actually enable two-step verification.
  • Now you have to check a box, which acknowledging the consequences of doing
  • Then click the Enable Two-Step Verify button, and click on the Done button after that.

Whenever you log in to to manage your account, make a purchase from a new device or use one of Apple’s Web apps on Then the Apple will check to make sure by sending a verification code to the phone you registered with the service. And it you enter your correct password, then you enter and your device is authenticated.