How to enable the (old) 2-step (not 2-factor) verification?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by laz232, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. laz232 macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2016
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    I don't have or want iCloud because of reasons (I like having control over my documents and photos for work reasons (documentation of measurement results, inspection data etc) that I don't want to "suddenly" appear on photos timeline or whatever Apple suddenly decides it's going to be social about).
    Nota Bene: I am not interested in debating this for the purposes of this question.

    This link:

    Tells me that I can still get two-step, but I only the option of 2FA (via iCloud) when I go to my settings on my account page on Apple.
    Any clues how to get good old fashioned 2step?
  2. ScratchSF macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2013
    #2 If you log in there you can set up 2FA that does not use iCloud. It will send the code to the device you select. I'm not sure I understand the connection between your apple accounts and 2FA. I imagine you can use 2FA without fully enabling every iCloud service.

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