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Questions tagged [two-factor-authentication]

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Someone in China tried to log into my AppleID account. What should I do?

I am a US citizen who volunteers for a human rights organization and noticed my iCloud account had a login attempt by someone in Nanchang, China I'm not sure if I should fear of my personal safety, ...
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Get two-factor authentication code from terminal?

Is it possible to retrieve my Apple ID two-factor authentication code via the terminal instead of the GUI prompt, i.e. via ssh or a bash script? I don't own any Apple devices other than a headless ...
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What is the value of iCloud.com if 2FA requires your device?

It would seem that the point of iCloud.com and its web apps is to provide access to your content on the go, when for whatever reason, you don’t have access to your device itself. But if logging into ...
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Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication: Can't Approve This Mac

I tried to turn on two-factor authentication on my Apple ID. I did it from my Mac and all went well, until I got to the point where I had to verify my Mac from another device signed into iCloud. Well, ...
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Locked out of Apple ID

I changed my Apple ID password sometime in the last year. I don't really remember the password, since I use Touch ID almost exclusively. I wanted to enter the password on my computer, and could not ...
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2 Factor auth on multiple devices

I've setup 2 Factor auth on all my apple devices (iMac, MacBook Air, iPhone, iPad Pro) but it doesn't work how I would expect and isn't like other services like Digital Ocean, CloudFlare etc. For ...
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Disable Apple's two-factor authentication nag

My Mac is now nagging me to setup two-factor authentication. One factor is annoying enough, thank you. Is there any way to disable the nag? (That is, my settings app icon has a big red circle ...
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TOTP Problem/Bug

I've recently joined a new company, and my corporate login requires an additional TOTP. I've tried using the same QR code generated for the TOPT on several TOTP generators, and have had mixed results:...
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How can I prevent my Apple ID account from being recovered using a trusted phone number?

In the Security section of my Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage), I have a “Trusted phone number”. The help text says: Trusted phone numbers are used [...] to recover ...
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iCloud two-factor authentication on OS X Yosemite

I have 3 Apple devices, an iPhone and iPad both running iOS 11 and a MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10. On the iOS devices I am getting alerts to enable two-factor authentication for my iCloud ...
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Why didn't I receive this two-factor authentication code?

I logged into a MacBook to complete an app purchase and was asked to enter a 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) code, with the dialog stating that I needed to verify from a trusted device (presumably the ...
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How is the passcode stored in the cloud?

Since iOS11 one is forced to use 2FA, unless one wants to do without a second factor. But 2FA has the disadvantage that the passcode is transmitted to the iCloud. But I don’t know when this is the ...
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Acess iTunes backup while bypassing 2FA

I have AppleID & pass. My account. 2FA exists and can’t turn off (iPhone 8 plus, iOS 11.2). Have device with authorized phone number in possession, so I can receive/use 2FA. Problem is—even ...
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Can't sign into my Apple ID because of two step authentication

I need to sign into my apple ID account but I have two-factor authentication turned on and don't know the phone number I used for that Apple ID account as someone else created it for me. I have only ...
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How to turn off Two-Step verification [duplicate]

How I can turn off the Two-Step verification, it's driving me crazy. here is ICLOUD security settings from my MacBook Pro-2015 As you can see from the below pictures I don't have the option to turn ...
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Google authenticator blank after backup restore

My iPhone 7 had issues and I had done encrypted backups using iTunes. Apple gave me new iPhone as replacement. When I restored from iTunes backup, my Google Authenticator is blank. I have lot of ...
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Approved Request Sent notification appearing permanently on my iPhone screen and not allowing any use of the phone, despite clicking OK

After updating my iPhone to the latest iOS version a couple of weeks ago, every time I go to use my iPhone I have 2 consecutive notifications flash up on my screen re iCloud "approve your device". ...
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Two-factor authentication “You have sent too many codes to verify your phone number.”

I recently tried to enable 2FA for iCloud - whenever I enter the code sent to my phone, it keeps telling me to try again. I've sent so many codes that it now says that it won't send me too many codes (...
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Will my Google Authenticator codes work if I restore my iPhone from a backup?

The latest iOS update (11.1.1) bricked my iPhone, and it appears that I will need to reset the phone to factory settings and then restore from my (iTunes) backup. I have a fairly recent backup ...
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Is there a way to limit which devices can approve TFA requests?

Is there a way to limit which Apple devices are able to approve TFA requests? For example, let's say I have the following devices: Macbook 1 Macbook 2 iPhone iPad When TFA approval requests come in, ...
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Sign into iCloud on Mac but prevent it from receiving Apple ID two factor codes

I am using two factor authentication on my Apple ID (not the older two step verification) I would like to sign into a Mac with my iCloud/iTunes account and use it normally, but I would like to ...
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two-factor authentication not working, not even asking me for security code

I'm in a bit of a difficult situation at the moment. I have an iPhone 6 and a MacBook Air, which are both asking me for two-factor authentication every day. The only problem is, all that ever seems to ...
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Two-factor authentication: why was I asked for my iPhone passcode after I entered the verification code?

I signed into iCloud in my Mac and I was sent a verification code to my iPhone, which I entered in the Mac. But then I was surprised to be asked for the iPhone passcode. I then got this dialog box, ...
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Find out google account connected to authenticator app on IPhone?

Given an IPhone with the google authenticator app installed. How can one find out what google account is linked to the authenticator app? The goal is to backup the authenticator and move it to ...
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Disable Two-Factor Authentication for macOS?

How to disable Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication for macOS? Older Macs do not support Two-Factor Authentication. As a side-effect, a user cannot access their iTunes account in iTunes on any older ...
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How do I make my Apple ID sign in request silent?

Every time I sign in iCloud I receive in iPad a notification to allow login. Thats ok! What's not okay is that sound so loud. How do I make it elegantly silent?
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Disabling two factor authentication to ios 10 is possible?

I need to disable two factor authentication to iphone with ios 10+ version, is that possible? or is it possible by supervisor mode ?
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Got a new iPhone - where am I supposed to receive the verification code?

I just got a new iPhone to replace my broken one. I can't really do much without signing into iCloud, which requires me to use a verification code. This can either be sent to some other trusted apple ...
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How to trust browser again on my iOS Device?

Recently by accident I tapped "Don't trust" and every time when I login to my itunes account I need to verify this with code as it is on the image below: What can I do to trust that browser again or ...
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Two factor Auth code sent to same device [duplicate]

I logged into iCloud today, and the two factor auth code was sent to the same mac that i logged into iCloud with. My iPhone was right next to me with a full signal, but did not receive the code. What'...
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I cannot turn off iCloud Keychain, please help

Apple's implementation of two-factor authentication is asking me to input my iPhone password on my Mac. I feel that this is inappropriate, and I suspect that iCloud (which I have disabled) is ...
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Disable two-factor when I don't have an iPhone anymore

Until recently, I was using iMessage on both iOS and macOS. Now, my phone is dead with a black screen, so I did a full erase from iTunes. ("Find my iPhone" and iCloud is disabled on both devices.) ...
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Problem setting up 2FA for the first time

My devices: iPad (iOS 10.3.1 (14E304) MacBook Air (macOS 10.12.4 (16E195)) A ten-year-old BlackBerry that very definitely doesn't run iOS. What works: Apple have sent exactly one 2FA code to my ...
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Apple Two Factor Authentication: why verification code popup don't display?

I turned on Two Factor Authentication mode, it worked very well. But yesterday, I reinstalled my Macbook, and iPhone, verification code popup don't automatically display when I login new device. I ...
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Two-factor Authentication closed loop. Devices can't approve each other!

After recently updating iOS on my iPhone I was asked to approve my iPhone from another Apple device of mine. I believe an approval code was sent that I never received because it was sent to the device ...
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How should I use Two Step and/or Two Factor authentication with many Apple accounts?

I have the following accounts A personal iCloud account that secures my keychain / Facetime A personal iTunes account A work developer account for the App Store (not shared, I exclusively use it) ...