Today I enabled two-factor-authentication for my Apple ID since they required me to do so.

Before finishing the process, a message popped up, saying:

Apple will not be able to reset your password on your behalf.

Now, I'm a bit scared that if I lose access to my phone AND my recovery key for whatever reason - will I lose my entire developer account without any chance of recovery?

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Per the Apple Developer Two-Factor Authentication FAQ's:

What if I lose access to my trusted devices and trusted phone number?

You can request account recovery to regain access to your account.

Account recovery might take a few days or longer, depending on the specific account information you can provide to verify your identity.

  • Thank you! The message from apple just made me a bit sceptical.
    – user318101
    Feb 21, 2019 at 22:42

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