Security has always been Apple’s concern and Apple is about to prompt again! With the new iOS update coming in soon, the users will have to switch on 2-factor authentication. The 2 step authentication is an extra step to an additional layer of security that doesn’t allow passing of information unless a password is entered.

In a statement to the local newspaper, the spokesman mentioned that Swiping the notification takes users into their device settings, where Apple explains what two-factor authentication is. If you ignore the notification anyway and open your settings at some other time, there will be a notification at the top asking you to enable two-factor authentication.

2-factor authentication by Apple is expected
2-factor authentication by Apple is expected

After enabling 2-factor authentication, every time you have to do is to confirm your phone number. This phone number will every time you sign into your Apple ID from the new device and code will be sent on the mentioned phone number.

Enabling 2-Factor Authentication on Apple

According to Apple, two-factor authentication is the best way to keep your iOS 10.3 accounts as secure as possible because it keeps away even those who have access to your password. Your identity must be verified on one of your devices or phone number in order to complete the signing in process.

Before Apple, there were several other online services that enabled 2 step verification systems in their applications including WhatsApp. The major reason behind this update is Cloudfare Bug where passwords and private messages were leaked on the internet.

How to turn it on

iPhone or iPad (with iOS 9 or later):

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > tap your Apple ID
  2. Tap Password & Security
  3. Tap Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

Mac (with OS X El Capitan or later):

  1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Account Details
  2. Click Security
  3. Click Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

If you already use two-step verification, turn it off, then turn on two-factor authentication.

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