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Questions tagged [two-step-authentication]

rather than having a single password to authenticate, this technique adds a second piece of information for signing in

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How to recover Apple account login when 2-step authentication without Apple device?

I remember my Apple ID and password but not security questions so I cannot recover my account, since I do not have my iPad and not my iPhone anymore. I processed Apple iForgot many times but they do ...
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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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How do I get iCloud Two-Factor Authentication to work? (cannot turn on to begin using)

I click 'Continue', then 'Continue' for the 'Turn On' Radio button, a loading icon rotates for several seconds, then I'm back at step 1 and nothing appears to have happened. Is bluetooth tethering 4G ...
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How to reset an iPad without access to the old phone number?

This is actually a question for a friend. I little back story. She bought an iPad here in US & then took it to Sweden. She registered it with her then Swedish cell phone. About a few months ago ...
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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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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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Issue with 2 stage authentication on new Apple iPhone and MacBook Air

I am quite the predicament and my Google searches have not been fruitful at all. I have an iPhone 5 that has now decided to not go past the Apple logo and won't turn on. It appears the battery is ...
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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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Can I remove Two-Factor Authentication Alerts from my MacBook Pro?

I already get two-factor authentication alerts on my iPhone and iPad. Is it possible to stop them from appearing on my MacBook Pro as well?
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iCloud issues on my new iPhone [duplicate]

So I recently lost an iPhone 6s Plus, and ordered a new iPhone 7 plus through the insurance, once the 7 arrived, I restored it via iTunes from a previous backup, now here's the issue. It is logged ...
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Enable 2FA For Non-Primary Apple ID

It seems the only way to enable two factor authentication on an Apple ID is by using an Apple device. I can log into my non-primary Apple ID on the appleid.apple.com website but the instructions for ...
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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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Does iCloud Two-factor authentication send a code to the same device as a log in request?

My Apple-ID (e.g., on https://appleid.apple.com/ ) is set up to require entry of a 6-digit code sent to my registered Apple products. This code is being sent to the same device I'm currently ...
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Yahoo! two-step authentication with iOS Mail and Apple Mail

I have recently activated two-step authentication for my Yahoo! e-mail account. I am now no longer able to use iOS Mail (on iPhone) or Apple Mail (on macOS) even though I have created third-party app ...
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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) ...
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Can I use a security key such as YubiKey to sign into Google on Safari?

I have a YubiKey from Yubico which I would like to use in order to secure my online accounts. When trying it with Google, it tells me that Safari does not support it, I have to use Chrome instead. Is ...
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iPhone payments

My iPhone is not working right now but I need to change my iTunes payment method. Tried using another phone on my plan to change payment method but am unable to because Apple keeps sending the ...
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Migrate Google Authenticator to new iPhone 7

Just got a new iPhone 7, but when it restored it lost all my Google Authenticator two factor auth codes. I still have them all in my old phone, how can I port them to my new iPhone 7? This is quite ...
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Not receiving push notifications for iCloud 2-factor authentication

I followed the instructions on this sixcolors.com blog post to disable and re-enable 2-factor authentication on my iCloud account in order to upgrade to the "newer" version. However, now when I ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? Update: ...
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Authenticate with phone instead of password

I understand that what I want is really strange. We have something like shared build server (mac mini, yosemite), which is located in public place in office; basically everybody have physical access ...
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Why does iCloud ask for my iPhone's passcode when signing in on OS X [duplicate]

Due to some iCloud struggles, I had recently occasion to sign into and out of iCloud on OS X a few times recently. Interestingly, when I have 2FA enabled on my iCloud account, OS X asked for the ...
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Restore iphone 6 running iOS 9.0.1 from old iOS 8.x.x backup using iTunes? Same phone, different iCloud accounts [duplicate]

I lent my mom my backup iPhone running iOS 9 after she lost her Android. She created an iCloud account in order to turn on Find My iPhone so she wouldn't lose it. Never linked the account to an email ...
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Mac Mail “Not Responding” with Gmail IMAP account

I'm experience some issues with my Mac Mail on my MacBook Air. I hasn't been there all the time, as far as I can remember it started around Yosemite. In my mail, I've two accounts. One is my work ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 asks for google password every week with 2 factor authentication

I have two factor authentication enabled on my google account and I was really happy when Apple finally started to support that. However there is a slight nuisance: OSX keeps asking for a password ...
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How to connect iOS Mail app to Gmail with two-step verification

This is an issue that I run across every time I modify my two-step verification settings in Gmail or set up a new phone. I've asked this question to Google enough times. Now I think I'm qualified to ...
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I was physically robbed and now can't manage my Apple ID… how can I extract my purchases?

TL;DR Since it seems obvious that at present Apple can do nothing to help me: I need some way of getting as much of my content (music/apps/contacts/etc) out of this account... what can I do? All of ...
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Mail.app keeps asking for Google password

I've a Google account set up on a Mac of mine. OS X version 10.8.4 and everything else is up-to-date. And my Google account uses 2-step authentication. I'm having a problem with my Google account on ...
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Have any organizations moved their work Apple ID to two-step authentication?

We are writing the policy of a small company to create 100 Apple ID for their employees. Half will work primarily on iPads and the other half on Macs. We have decided to try to use two-step ...