Change which device 2 factor codes appear on

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  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I've had 2 factor authentication applied to my account and all devices as part of a recent update, and its working fine so far.

    It's decided that my iPad is the device to send the code to though, rather than my iPhone which I would prefer - how do I change it so that my phone gets the code?

    I don't always have my iPad with me, so it'd be hard to log in if I don't!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. chabig macrumors 601

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    The codes are supposed to go to all of your trusted devices. The iPhone needs to be running at least iOS 9 though.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204974

    Even if you don't get the code on your iPhone, your iPhone can generate a code as long as it's running iOS 9 or later, and it's in your list of trusted devices.
     
  3. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link!

    My iPhone is on the latest ios10 so it should be ok... it isn't showing though. Where do I go to see what device is 'trusted'?
     
  4. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me again, does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to make my iPhone trusted?

    Thanks!
     
  5. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Settings > iCloud and tap on your name. If your device is not trusted, it will ask you to sign in with a verification code, then it will be trusted.
     
  6. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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