Prevent Apple ID Problems

It’s likely you acquired this book to solve problems, but I want to start off by telling you how to prevent common ones. These issues mostly affect account access when you lose a device, forget or lose a password, experience a hacking attempt that leads Apple to lock your account, or otherwise need to regain access.

These options vary by how your Apple ID is protected. In advice below, I note in parentheses which account types you can use each bullet point with:

  • (password) for accounts only protected with a password

  • (2SV) for accounts relying on the older two-step verification method

  • (2FA) for Apple IDs that use the newer two-factor authentication

For more information about two-factor and two-step logins, read Use ...

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