Two-step verification for iCloud accounts

Apple has joined the growing list of companies offering two-step verification to secure user accounts. By enabling two-step verification, whenever you attempt to log in on a new device with your Apple ID, you will be asked to enter a 4-digit verification code. This code will be sent to a device that you have registered as a trusted device, such as your iPhone, via a Find My iPhone notification or SMS.



  • Steven Fisher

    I’m not seeing it anywhere when I sign in. It’s probably being rolled out gradually, or possibly Canadians don’t get it yet.

    I wonder if this explains iTunes Match not working for me this week.

    • Bravado

      Not available in Canada for no sane reason. Must be taking a while to translate to Canadian.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Paul/1186812355 Sebastian Paul

        I guess it has something to do with support.

        If you were to activate Two-step verification and would lose the security code and all the other available ways to get access to your account, you would call/mail support.

        I guess Apple is now busy training their support staff.

        • Joe

          They would only be training them to tell you you are S.O.L., in that case. According to Apple (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5577 ), they won’t be able to do anything for you if you were to lose all those items.