2 step verification separate iTunes and iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by metsjetsfan, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    For those that have separate itunes and icloud accounts on their idevice how did you setup 2 step verification?
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Haven't been able to due to Apple having some toruble sending SMS messages to my mobile phone number. Dumb, I know. :rolleyes:
  3. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Sounds like it maybe best to wait for a few weeks
  4. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    In my case, I just used SMS-verification-only for one of my accounts and both SMS and FindMyPhone verification on the other.

    Not ideal, but it doesn't look like they'll let you have it both ways on multiple accounts.
  5. metsjetsfan, Mar 27, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013

    metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Thanks. 2 questions.

    1- can you use the same phone # for SMS on both accounts.
    2- can you just set it(2-factor) up for the icloud one and not the itunes id?

    Will be a mess if they allow combining of ids. Hopefully sometime soon but not hopeful.
  6. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    1 - Yes, it's possible, because that's what how I set my accounts up.
    2 - Yes, 2-factor is entirely optional, so you can set it up or not set it up on one or both accounts.
  7. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    I've been skeptical on going 2-step. Here's my situation:

    1. Separate IDs for me and wife
    2. We have IP5s using our own IDs
    3. She uses my iPad logged into iCloud and iTunes with her ID
    4. Many of the downloaded apps on the iPad are under my ID

    I understand how to do the 2-step process for each iPhone, but what about device verification for the iPad?
  8. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Use SMS and print off the recovery key.
  9. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    My brother updated to iOS 9, then he started getting iCloud keychain verification messages from iMessage ("Your iCloud Keychain verification code is: xxxxxx"). He kept ignoring them till it was just frustrating. When he finally clicked on the link in one of the messages (it was a 6 digit link), it took him to a verification screen. Which seems pretty normal. But what wasn't normal is that my number is the one that was showing up on that verification screen. So when he enters the 6 digits, I get an iCloud keychain verification message with a 6 digit link. I don't click on any links from numbers or emails I don't know.

    He ensures me that my phone isn't part of his "trusted device" list. So not sure how this mess started between our phones. I don't have the 2 step verification activated, and he says since he updated to iOS 9 he wasn't even aware of a 2 step verification process. So he hasn't set up his account as such either. Anyone else having this issue?

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