Apple is known to be the most reliable industry when it comes to data security. It has its own built-in features that help you secure your data. Two-Factor Authentication is one of the security features which adds up a layer of security to your Apple ID in-case someone tries to break into your account.
How does Two-Factor Authentication Works
When you have Two-Factor Authentication turned on for your device, every time someone tries to log into your account from some other device, Apple sends a verification code to the trusted device that you’ve set up. If you’re the one trying to log in, copy the verification code sent to you and paste it where asked.
The Trusted Apple device is one which you’ve used to sign in your Apple ID using two-factor authentication. You can also add your cellular number to which the code would be sent.
How to enable Two-Factor Authentication
To enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID follows the following steps:
- Go to “Settings” in your device.
- Tap on the name at the top of the menu and select “Password & Security”
- Tap “Turn On Two-Factor Authentication”
Set up an Apple ID for your device if you have not already signed into one. In this way, you’ve successfully added another layer of security for the protection of your data.
How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication
To turn off two-factor authentication follow the following steps:
- Go to official Apple website and sign in to your Apple ID.
- Scroll down to the “Security” section and click on “Edit”
- Click on “Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication”
- You’ll be asked a few security questions, answer the questions and click on “Continue”
- Confirm your decision to turn off Two-Factor Authentication.