Your Apple ID's two-factor authentication method is an extra security feature to help protect your account even more. This requires you to verify your identity with one of your Apple devices before managing your account. You'll also need this before you can make purchases from the App Store or iTunes or sign up with a new device. This article will teach you how to verify your Apple ID with two-factor authentication.
Step 1. Go to the sign in section on the device you want to sign in with
You can use your Apple ID on a new iPhone or iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, iCloud website, or Apple ID management page. Use the following steps to locate the login section on your device:
- 'iPhone & iPad':
- Open the 'Settings' app.
- Press 'Sign in on your iPhone/iPad'.
- Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.
- Click on 'System Preferences'.
- Click on 'Sign up' in the top right corner.
- Apple Watch:
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Press 'General'
- Press 'Apple ID'.
- 'Web browser':
Go to "https://appleid.apple.com/" or "https://www.icloud.com/"
Step 2. Sign in with your Apple
To sign in, enter the email address and password associated with your Apple ID when prompted.
Step 3. On your trusted device, press Allow
Your trusted device is the iPhone or iPad you use. Press 'Allow' on your trusted device to confirm that you are trying to sign in from a different location. You will receive a verification code.
If you don't receive a verification code, click or press 'Didn't receive a verification code?' when you try to sign in. Then you can click or press the option to resend the code as a text message
Step 4. Write down the verification code
The 6-digit verification code will appear in a notification or text message on your trusted device. Write down the 6-digit code when you see it.
Step 5. Enter the verification code
Enter the 6-digit verification code on the device you use to sign in. This will verify your Apple ID and sign you in automatically.
Method 1 of 2: Get a verification code on iPhone or iPad
Step 1. Open Settings app
Tap the icon that resembles two silver gears on your iPhone or iPad home screen. You can get a code to sign in on your other devices at https://www.icloud.com/ or in the Settings app.
Step 2. Press your name
It's at the top of the Settings app next to your profile picture.
On iOS 10.2 or earlier, you must first press 'iCloud' and then your name
Step 3. Tap on Password & Security
This is the second option at the top of the Apple ID menu.
Step 4. Press Receive Verification Code
It's at the bottom of the Password & Security menu. A 6 digit security code will appear on the screen. Enter this 6-digit security code when prompted to enter a security code when signing in with your Apple ID.
Method 2 of 2: Verify a new Apple ID or recovery email
Step 1. Go to https://appleid.apple.com/ in an internet browser
This is the website you can use to manage your Apple ID account.
Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password
To sign up, enter the email address associated with your Apple ID, then click the arrow icon. Then enter your password and click on the arrow icon to log in.
Step 3. Enter the verification code (if two-factor authentication is enabled)
If you have two-factor authentication enabled, search for the verification code on your trusted device. Then enter the 6-digit verification code in your internet browser to log in.
Step #4. Click Edit next to the "Security" section
This is the second section on your Apple ID webpage.
Step 5. Click on 'Didn't receive an email?
This is under any email address that has not yet been verified. This will send a new verification email to your email address.
Step 6. Open the verification email
Check the email account that the verification email was sent to. Find a verification email from Apple.
If you do not receive a verification email, please check that the email address entered is correct
Step 7. Enter the verification code
Once you've received the verification code via email, you'll need to enter it on the Apple ID web page.
Step 8. Click Verify
This will verify your email address.