Two-Factor Authentication using different AppleID for iTunes and iCloud

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Is the reason my wife can't turn on two-factor authentication on her iPhone (the option isn't even in the settings) because she uses her AppleID for iCloud, but my AppleID for iTunes?

    I thought I read this somewhere but can't find it.

    -Kevin
     
  2. Weaselboy, Jul 8, 2016
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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915

    Does this help?

    I have 2FA on my iCloud account and use a separate AppleID for iTunes and it works fine on my iPhone... so it can be done.
     
  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. Did you ever have two-step turned on?

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    Yes, I have it turned on.
     
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    I meant did you have two-step turned on before switching to two-factor?

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    I'm not following what you mean by two-step?
     
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    Two-step is the old method where you have to setup a recovery key and you get 4 digit codes sent when logging in.

    Two-factor is the new method with 6 digit codes sent. You can only setup two-factor on iOS 9 or El Capitan.

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    Ah.... gotcha. I cannot recall ever using the old method, I believe I only activated it when 2FA came out.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Very weird that the option isn't shown on her iPhone at all.

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    I have the two-step authentication turned on for one account which I use for the App Store (sends the code via SMS) which I activated on the AppleID management website.

    The other account has the new two-factor authorization (where it shows a map on your devices) for my iCloud account.
     

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