This guide will show you how to enable two-factor authentication on your Apple ID.
Recently, Apple admitted that some Chinese accounts had been attacked and recommended that you enable greater security on your Apple ID. We'll show you how to enable this on iOS and macOS and manage your account.
Enable 2FA on an iOS device
This requires you to have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 10.3 or later.
1. Turn on 2-factor authentication in Settings app
Open the settings app, tap your name at the top and then Password & Security.
Tap Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.
Finally, tap Continue.
2. Verify your phone number
Now enter the phone number that you want to receive verification codes with.
Tap Next and Apple will send a verification code to your number.
Enter that code to turn on 2FA for your Apple ID.
Enable 2FA on macOS
You need OS X El Capitan or later for this method to work. Otherwise, use iOS.
Go to the Apple menu, then open System Preferences, click on iCloud.
Then click on Account Details
Look for and click on Security.
Finally, click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
Important details about enabling 2FA
From now on, signing in will require that you enter your password and code that's sent to your trusted number or device. So you can keep your Apple ID Account as secure as possible, and make sure you do not loose access, we recommend that you the following guidelines:
If you need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us on our social media accounts or via the contact form. We will offer as much support as we can. Otherwise, contact Apple Support on support.apple.com.