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Turn on Two-factor Authentication for your Apple ID

Two-factor authentication is designed to improve the security of your Apple ID and all the personal information you store with Apple. Here will show you how to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.

Set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID on iPhone/iPad

Two-factor authentication is available to iCloud users with device running iOS 9 or later. You can follow the steps below to turn on two-factor authentication for iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Go to Settings > iCloud. Tap your Apple ID.

Step 2: Tap Password & Security.

Tap your Apple ID

Step 3: Tap on Setup Two-Factor Authentication.

Step 4: Tap on Continue.

Setup Two-Factor Authentication

Step 5: Choose between text message and phone call for verification. Tap Next at the top right.

Step 6: Enter the password for Apple ID, then tap Sign In.

Choose text message for verification

After done, two-factor authentication is enabled. When you sign in with Apple ID on a new browser, or another iPhone or Mac, you'll get an sign in requested notification on the trusted device. At that time, tap Allow to receive your verification code, then use that code to complete sign in.

Apple ID sign in requested

Turn on Two-factor Authentication for Apple ID on Mac

You can also set up two-factor authentication for Apple ID on Mac.

Step 1: On Mac, go to Apple menu > System Preferences.

Step 2: Click on iCloud > Account Details.

Account Detail

Step 3: Click Security tab.

Step 4: Click Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

Step 5: When finished, click Done.

With two-factor authentication enabled, you'll verify your identity by entering both your Apple ID password and a six-digit verification code each time you sign in with the Apple ID account.