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.
Steps to Setup Two Factor iCloud Authentication
- First of all you have to log in to your iCloud account at icloud.com.
- 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 iCloud.com to manage your account, make a purchase from a new device or use one of Apple’s Web apps on iCloud.com. 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.