This post will walk you through activating the iOS 16 two-factor authentication for Apple accounts (Apple IDs) saved on the Apple iPhone 14 series. Here’s a quick guide to enable two-factor authentication on the iPhone 14 smartphone.
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Time Needed : 3 minutes
Two-factor authentication offers a higher level of security for your accounts. This is because every account access attempt you’ll make also requires you to enter the correct verification code sent to your specified phone number. That said, enabling this feature for your Apple IDs is highly recommended.
Depicted below is the actual process of enabling two-factor authentication on the latest iPhone flagship variant. Feel free to refer to this guide whenever you need help.
When ready, launch the iOS Settings app on your phone.
To do this, simply tap on the Settings icon represented by a gear-shaped image lined up among other shortcut icons on the Home screen of your iPhone. You can also access the Settings app shortcut icon from the App library.
While in the Settings app menu, tap on your Apple ID profile banner (typically shown as your complete name) located on the uppermost section of the Settings app menu.
Relevant features associated with the use of your Apple ID account will show up on the next window.
Find then tap Password & Security to continue.
Security features for your Apple ID will load up on the succeeding menu.
In the Password & Security menu, you’ll see account-related functions and options to change password, account recovery and more. To continue, tap then tap Two-Factor Authentication.
On the succeeding window, tap Continue then enter your trusted phone number that you’d like to use as the recipient of every verification code sent for your account’s two-factor authentication.
- Apple iPhone 14
You can use the same number that’s installed on your iPhone 14 or use another alternative number that’s activated.
Verification codes can also be sent to your indicated recipient phone number via text message or automated phone call. Just specify your preferred delivery method, when prompted. Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to finish the two-factor authentication setup.
When everything is finished, a verification code will be sent to your specified phone number. You will then need to enter that code to authenticate access requests to your account.
If you don’t get the verification code, just tap on the “Didn’t get a verification code? link” to send or resend the code.
Make sure that your phone has a stable cellular network reception. Otherwise, you may have to consider moving to a different spot where you can get a better signal so that your iPhone won’t have any problem getting the next text messages.
Turning OFF Two-Factor Authentication
After you enable two-factor authentication on your iPhone, you will be given a two-week period during which you can turn it off. After the given period, you can no longer disable the two-factor authentication for your account.
Should you wish to turn it off, you will need to access the confirmation email that was sent to you during the setup process and then click the link to return to your previous security settings.
Turning off two-factor authentication however is not recommended as it makes your account less secure and more vulnerable to perpetrators online.
And that’s how you enable two-factor authentication for all your registered Apple ID accounts on the iPhone 14 smartphone.