Apple recovery key

Furzul

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l have just had to use my Apple recovery key. The one you get when you enable two step verification.
My question is, now I have used it, do I have to get a new one or can I use the same one again if necessary?
 

Rigby

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l have just had to use my Apple recovery key. The one you get when you enable two step verification.
My question is, now I have used it, do I have to get a new one or can I use the same one again if necessary?
Go to appleid.apple.com. Under "Password and Security", you can generate a new recovery key. I think the old one should also still work, but I'm not sure, so it's probably better to get a new one.

BTW, the recovery keys will be phased out as Apple updates people to the new 2-factor authentication over the next few months.
 

whsbuss

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Go to appleid.apple.com. Under "Password and Security", you can generate a new recovery key. I think the old one should also still work, but I'm not sure, so it's probably better to get a new one.

BTW, the recovery keys will be phased out as Apple updates people to the new 2-factor authentication over the next few months.
And how will the new system work? The recovery key is used when you lose access via a trusted device.
 

Rigby

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And how will the new system work? The recovery key is used when you lose access via a trusted device.
You'll have to go through a lengthy recovery process with Apple support. I'm not very happy about this either, but apparently many people are unable to keep a recovery key somewhere where they don't lose it.
 

Primejimbo

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You'll have to go through a lengthy recovery process with Apple support. I'm not very happy about this either, but apparently many people are unable to keep a recovery key somewhere where they don't lose it.
I wish they gave you an option. So Apple has to do this for the people who can't keep their recovery key? I rather have the recovery key then rely on someone at Apple.