Use Two-Factor Authentication

Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) for Apple ID lets you secure access to your accounts with a password plus something extra that you have under your control. In this chapter, you learn how to set up 2FA, how to secure your trusted elements against discovery or loss, and how to reset an account.

What Have You Got in Your Pocket?

Apple lets you tie in an Apple ID for many purposes in iOS and iPadOS: for iCloud sync, iCloud Drive, App Store purchases, iMessage, and more. However, unless you make an extra effort, an Apple ID is protected only by the password you set. It can be reset and potentially hijacked in a number of ways should someone gain access to your email or know your security questions for resetting ...

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