Mac, Two Factor, asking for iOS passcode?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Paco II, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    So is this normal? Had enabled two factor on my iOS devices not long ago. Started up a computer I haven't used in a little while, it said I needed to log back into iCloud. Specifically asked me for my iCloud password, and then asked for passcode from one of my iOS devices. It even showed the name of the device it wanted the passcode from.

    Is this normal, or should I be concerned?
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    It is not asking for the device's passcode, it is asking for a verification code that it just sent to the device. That is what two factor is all about - you need two things, your iCloud password and a trusted device.

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  3. Paco II thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And this is why I am concerned. It did in fact ask for the passcode from one of my iOS devices. It accepted the passcode I entered. No verification code was sent to any of my trusted devices.

     
  4. Paco II thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I am going to make a wild guess and say that it may have something to do with synchronizing encrypted data (iMessages, Photos faces, etc.) across iCloud, as mentioned in the WWDC keynote.

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  6. mattdeezy macrumors member

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    This happened to me too! Must be Ios 11 beta wanting it for imessage
     

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