Verify an Apple ID (with pictures)

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Verify an Apple ID (with pictures)
Verify an Apple ID (with pictures)

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.


Verify Apple ID Step 1

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'.
  • 'Mac':

    • 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 "" or ""

Verify Apple ID Step 2

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple

To sign in, enter the email address and password associated with your Apple ID when prompted.

Verify Apple ID Step 3

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

Verify Apple ID Step 4

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.

Verify Apple ID Step 5

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

Verify Apple ID Step 6

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 or in the Settings app.

Verify Apple ID Step 7

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

Verify Apple ID Step 8

Step 3. Tap on Password & Security

This is the second option at the top of the Apple ID menu.

Verify Apple ID Step 9

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

Verify Apple ID Step 10

Step 1. Go to in an internet browser

This is the website you can use to manage your Apple ID account.

Verify Apple ID Step 11

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.

Verify Apple ID Step 12

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.

Verify Apple ID Step 13

Step #4. Click Edit next to the "Security" section

This is the second section on your Apple ID webpage.

Verify Apple ID Step 14

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.

Verify Apple ID Step 15

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

Verify Apple ID Step 16

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.

Verify Apple ID Step 17

Step 8. Click Verify

This will verify your email address.

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