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How To: Setup Apple Two-Factor ID

22 March 2013 1,940 views One Comment

Whether you have real reasons to fear or are just paranoid, it's easy to setup Apple Two-Factor ID to protect your iTunes, iCloud, etc accounts.

Live a bad neighborhood? Trying to cut ties (i.e. it’s complicated) with someone? Untrustworthy roommates? Whether you have real reasons to fear or just suffer from simple paranoia, it’s easy to setup Apple Two-Factor ID to protect your iTunes, iCloud, Apple Store, etc. accounts.

That said, this is something you need to be motivated to do again and again — two-factor ID can be a serious pain in the butt.

1. Sign into your account at My Apple ID.
2. Select “Password and Security” and answer your security questions.
3. Under “Two-Step Verification,” select “Get Started” and follow the onscreen instructions.
4. Be sure all of the iThings you’re using are shown. If not, enable “Find My iPhone” on your device (Settings > iCloud). Click “Verify” and Apple will send you a four-digit number.

Note: When you get your Recovery Key, print and/or write this down and keep it in a safe place. Lose it and there will be pain.

6. Last, confirm your recovery key and then click “Enable Two-Factor Authentication.”

Apple two-factor ID is more secure and more than a few folks swear by. Worth the trouble for you or do you feel safe as is…

What’s your take?

via Apple Support, LifeHacker

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