Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How To Enable Two Factor Authentication On Apple ID/iCloud In iOS 9

Here is the useful guide on how to enable Two Factor Authentication on Apple ID in iOS 9. In 2013 Apple presented two-step verification feature to help improve user security. Two-step verification prevents anyone but you from accessing your Apple ID account, even if they know the password, by requiring a four-digit verification code sent via SMS or Find My iPhone on trusted devices. As you know Two Factor Authentication is a relatively new feature that was implemented by Apple in 2015. With two factor enabled, you'll need to enter in your email address and current password, and a 6-digit verification code. So if you want to enable extra level of security follow steps below.

How To Setup Two Factor Authentication On Apple ID Or iCloud In iOS 9

Apple allows all iCloud users to enable two-factor authentication if at least one of their iDevices is running iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan.

It is also vital to note that if you have the Apple ID or iCloud is protected by Two-Step Verification, then you first need to be disabled it and then enable the Two-Factor Authentication. 
  • First go to the Apple ID website, and sign in. 
  • Once there, pick ‘Edit’ in the ‘Security’ section. 
  • Select ‘Turn Off Two-Step Verification’ under the ‘Two-Step Verification’ section.

With Two-Step Verification disabled, you can now enable Two-Factor Authentication on your Apple account. Here’s how to enable it.

Step 1: Open up the Settings app on your device. Click the iCloud option and then click on the Apple ID shown. Enter your iCloud password if prompted.

Step 2: Now click Password & Security.

Step 3: Lastly click on the Setup Two-Factor Authentication option. To complete the process follow the on-screen instructions. Great job.

 Now you know how to enable Two Factor Authentication on Apple ID in iOS 9, so the next time you can easily use this guide to quickly turn it on.