Security is one of the top concerns in the fast changing digital world today. Everyone should be extra careful when storing the important data, as there are a host of cybercrime and hackers out there.
And to offer users an utmost safeguard to Apple ID or iCloud account, Apple has introduced two-factor authentication. Once it’s enabled, you can have access to your account only on the devices you put your absolute trust in. The best part is that even if someone has succeeded in stealing your password, he cannot access your account.
To specify, when you sign into a new device for the first time, you just need to enter the six-digit verification code that showed up on your trusted device, thereby eliminating the need to enter the password. This tutorial will show you how to enable two-factor authentication for Apple ID on Mac and iPhone. Take a look.
Before getting started, note that your iPhone and Mac needs to be running on iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan or later.
Steps to set up two-factor authentication for Apple ID from iPhone/iPad
Step 1: First off, you are supposed to launch the Settings app on your iOS device.
Step 2: Once you are in, tap iCloud and then your Apple ID.
Step 3: Next, tap Password & Security > Set Up Two-Factor Authentication.
Step 4: Tap Continue and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Steps to turn on Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac
Step 1: On your Mac, click the Apple menu, and choose System Preferences… from the drop down menu.
Step 2: Click iCloud > Account Details.
Step 3: Now, choose the Security tab, and then click Set Up Two-factor Authentication.
Step 4: Click the Set Up button.
Step 5: You are prompted to answer your security questions, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 6: You need to enter your phone number and click Continue > Done.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.