Two Factor Authentication Help

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by AX338, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. AX338 macrumors regular

    AX338

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    #1
    I am trying to set up 2FA from my ipad in order to eventually be eventually use apple emails on my Android phone.

    I get to the security screen click on the Get Started for 2FA, I get an informational window pop up with a picture of an ipad and an iphone it says at the bottom " For your security two factor authentication can only be enabled from one of your devices.

    I click Continue....then get more information on "How to turn on Two-Factor Authentication" 2 paragraphs each with 4 points, the first talks about the procedure if you have an iphone,ipad or ipod touch. The second talks about what to do if you are using a Mac.

    I click OK and just get sent back to the initial security screen, in essence I am going around in circles.

    Any idea what Im doing wrong?
     
  2. jblagden macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I'm also curious about this because I'd like to be able to use my iCloud email account in a non-Apple email client even after I've switched to Linux and Android.
     
  3. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    You have to get an app specific password from Appleid.com
    I have my Apple/iCloud email on my Linux laptop using Thunderbird and works fine.
     
  4. jblagden macrumors 65816

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    Can I use the same app-specific password on multiple machines?
     
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    That I’m not sure. I never tried it, but you can make more than just one, so not sure why you would need to use be same one.
     

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