[Macbook Pro 2014 Retina, MacOS 10.14.5, Xcode 10.2]

I need to download the installer for Xcode 10.1, but when I access https://download.developer.apple.com/Developer_Tools/Xcode_10.1/Xcode_10.1.xip, I'm land on the following page:

Sorry, you cannot view this page.

When I access my account, I'm presented with the following page: Your Apple ID needs to be updated.

When I access the "Password & Security" view on my iPhone, I'm asked to log into iCloud, however I do not use iCloud.

Using my Mac, after logging into https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage, and attempting to use the the enable 2-factor option for my Mac, I get the following screen, requiring me to log into iCloud /~(

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What do I need to do to satisfy the requirements without touching iCloud?

  • Log into appleid.apple.com using your computer and enable Two-factor authentication there.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 31, 2019 at 6:19
  • Thanks @NimeshNeema, that link helped. However my question still stands... I do not want to use iCloud, I don't want to log into iCloud <PERIOD>. Cannot Google's authenticator or some other means be used to facilitate 2-factor authentication?
    – gone
    May 31, 2019 at 7:52
  • You need not log into iCloud. Once you have Two-factor authentication enabled, you can receive the verification code on your trusted device(s). If you do not have a trusted device (as you do not wish to log into iCloud), you can also receive the verification code via SMS.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 31, 2019 at 7:54
  • When I follow the given instructions (see my updated OP), they ask me to log into iCloud. My iPhone is already listed as a trusted device.
    – gone
    May 31, 2019 at 8:01
  • You have to use iCloud once to enable Two-factor authentication. You can log out from iCloud immediately after enabling 2FA. For instructions on how to receive the code via SMS see: Get a verification code and sign in with two-factor authentication
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 31, 2019 at 8:01


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