It is the launch that almost everyone has been waiting for. The lovers, the haters and even those who used to ignore the flashy Apple launches! The latest Apple iPhone 6 got released last week and it came with more than a bang. It has to be one of the biggest revamps on the phone since the Iphone 4 to be honest with plenty of upgrades and that seems to an instant hit with the followers (not so much with the Android lovers though).
If you are planning to upgrade to an iPhone 6, you need to secure your Apple ID from others. It is not only useful for all your iCloud data but even for all online purchases you make – hence making it extremely important. Here is a quick guide to how you can secure your account by using 2-step verification, this would ensure that you receive a verification code on your mobile or device each time you try to login.
How to Secure Apple ID
Before you apply any security at your Apple ID, you need to verify the id with your device.
Steps for Apple ID verification process
1. Go to appleid.apple.com and choose manage Apple ID. Once you sign in with the Apple ID, you can choose the Password and security option on the left hand side.
2. See the security questions that have been set for your account. Once you complete answering, you will get the option of a 2 step verification (choose the get started option).
3. Once here, you need to enter your current phone number to start the verification process. You will get a text message that gives you a four digit pin. This has to be entered on your desktop to continue further.
4. You will see a list of devices that you can verify here on, so choose the devices you want to pull under the same account.
5. This will even bring you to your recovery key; this can be used in case you lose your password. Keep this recovery key in a safe place and continue. Enter the recovery key in the next screen and continue.
6. To enable 2-step verification, you will have to click the checkbox that appears in the screen and you would get a confirmation on it too.
In case you want to deactivate this verification method in the future, all you have to do is head to the “passwords and security” tab and choose to disable this option. You would need your recovery key to complete this process or even your trusted devices would help. Keep in mind that whenever you have Apple’s 2 step verification enabled, you need to have two of these three – Apple ID, Recovery key, your device!
It is almost a must that you have such verification enabled. You can protect your iTunes, iBooks and iStore accounts from any threat whatsoever.
One can access further details for this two-step Apple ID verification at: Apple Support FAQ for Apple ID Verification