iPhone Approve iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by mkrizan4, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. mkrizan4 macrumors regular

    mkrizan4

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    How the hell do I approve my iPhone X without having a second device from Apple. Been struggling with this since the day I got the phone.
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

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  3. mkrizan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Did you try tapping on the link at the bottom of the screen that says "Can't approve this iPhone?"
     
  5. mkrizan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It will delete all of my data from the old iPhone that was stored in the iCloud :(
     

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  6. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    Don’t sign into iCloud during setup. Skip that step and login via Settings once you’ve reached the home screen. At the same time you’ll be able to request an authentication code via SMS.
     
  7. mkrizan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn’t work through the authentication code.. it’s a different process.. plus I don’t want to reset my device.
     
  8. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    You must have two factor authentication enabled which is why the phone needs approval. If you don’t have another device to approve the one you’re trying to approve from, then you can just skip signing into iCloud during the initial setup and do what I said in my last post. I don’t see any other way around it if you don’t have any other devices.
     
  9. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Can always try this.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204921

    If you can get into appleid.apple.com (probably can't currently due to 2FA), can setup multiple phone numbers to call for authentication. In that case, enter phone number of landline or family member's phone or work number so that you can get a code read to you. In addition to my cell number, I also have my VoIP number registered.
     

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