2 Factor Authentication problems

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  1. scouser75 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    I have an issue with my 2 factor authentication. When I log into iCloud anywhere other than my trusted devices I get a message on my iPad telling me about this and whether I want to allow or not. But the problem is I do not get this message on my iPhone, which is the device I'd want the message to come on as this is the device I carry around with me. The iPad sits at home most times so it's pointless for the message to arrive on that device. How can I get the message on my iPhone also?

    My trusted devices are my iPhone 6, iPhone 4, iPad and Mac Pro.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I was having this problem as well when I first set up 2FA. I signed out of iCloud and then back in on my iPhone. Fixed the problem for me.
     
  3. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    You have the phone number set for 2 factor under Settings; Password and Security as the trusted phone number?
     
  4. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I've signed out of iCloud and back in and still no luck.

    CTHarryH, I have my phone number set. But can you elaborate on the "Password and Security as the trusted phone number"? please.
     
  5. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    In settings on iphone there under the Apple ID section there is a Password and security section - select that and under that there is a trusted phone number area - below two factor authentication. This is under IOS 10 - not sure exactly where this would be other than IOS 10 - you could search for it under settings.
     
  6. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guys when I try and sign out of icloud I get a message saying what I want to do with my contacts and calendar entries when my account is DELETED. By signing out of icloud will it delete my iiud account??? I do not want that to happen!
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No, it will delete the stuff on your device. Once you relog in, it will return. Just make sure all the toggles are on before signing out. If you have a second device, just verify they are on that device as well.
     
  8. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks mate. So I use my usual .mac email to log back in without fear of losing it? If so, phew!
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes. I still use my .mac as well.
     
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