How to get rid of "two-factor Authentication" nag screens?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by 7enderbender, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a

    7enderbender

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    #1
    Since the latest "update" my Mac and MacBook keep reminding in to "finish" two-factor authentication. I don't want it. I don't need it. How can I get rid of this? It's annoying and it seems to kick me out of my iCould and iTunes account occasionally it seems.
     
  2. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

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    It was annoying me too and couldn't find a solution on how to block it. A couple of days ago I went ahead and turned the damn thing on. And it got even more annoying after that.
    Then I turned it off on both, the iphone and my Macs and now am happy again. I haven't been asked since.
     
  3. 7enderbender thread starter macrumors 6502a

    7enderbender

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    Thanks. Just did that on my iPhone, Macbook and Mac. Hope that does it. And I hope the kids and the wife didn't mess with anything on their devices...
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Open the setup for 2FA, then cancel.
    Here's one way to do that:
    System Preferences, then iCloud pane.
    Click on Account Details.
    When the account opens, click on the Security tab.
    Click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication...
    Then, important, click Cancel (don't continue, unless you really want to do this)
    Click Done, then quit System Preferences. And, the little reminder will not return.
     

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