Can't log into old iOS 6 device because of two factor??

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  1. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Thanks to my account randomly telling me it was locked and needed to be reset, I had to log back into all my devices after making a new Apple ID password. Problem now with my old iPod 4th gen on iOS 6, it won't let me log into iCloud. It keeps telling me I need to input the 6 digit passcode for two factor but never get the prompt. Does this mean I can't log into it now because I'm using two factor and now that I logged out, I'm screwed?
     
  2. azing macrumors 6502

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    I'm no expert on this but since no one else has replied I thought I'd help a bit.

    Have you checked here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204915

    They say to amend the 6-digit code to the end of your password when you log in.
     
  3. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    You know what, you're right. I remember the iPad saying that but its instructions led me to believe there was gonna be a place to input the numbers after the password, not at the end of it. Their explanation needs to be better in the pop up windows. This makes sense now and will probably work!
     
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  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    This looks so much different that what I have. Just looking at it, I only get 4 digits to verify and not 6. I also can't "Get a code from Settings on your trusted device". Is this a new way? I set up 2 step verification with it 1st came out.
     
  6. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    this worked. i totally misunderstood the directions. everything is working fine now. thanks for your link!
     
  7. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    You have two step verification. That has been superseded by two factor authentication.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915 talks about two factor authentication. It also includes this:
    If you find the distinction clear as mud - that makes two of us!

    I also originally had two step verification, and upgraded to the newer two factor authentication. It is easier to use, and worth the change.
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Do I have to turn off the original 2 step verification and to turn on the new one?
     
  9. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, at least I did in order to activate it. And it took a few days after deactivating 2 step verification for 2 factor showed up. Your account will tell you how long you have to wait before more changes can be made. And if it isn't available properly, like my wife's account was after shutting off 2 step verification, I had to call apple support for them to reset her security for it to show up.
     

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