Two-Factor Authentication

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by 2GoldFish, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. 2GoldFish macrumors regular

    2GoldFish

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    #1
    Hi All, wondering if you can help with this one.

    In the event if you lose your iPhone and wants to sign into iCloud to disable (or lock, or erase) your iPhone.

    Would Two-Factor Authentication stop you from doing so? (i.e. does it require you to have your iPhone with you in order to log into iCloud?)

    Provided you do not own another other Apple devices.
     
  2. winmaciek macrumors member

    winmaciek

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Location:
    Poland/Ireland
    #2
    No. You can access Find my iPhone and removing Apple Pay from devices without access to any Apple device.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #3
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915
     
  4. mikzn macrumors 6502a

    mikzn

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #4
    You can log in to icloud.com from another device / browser - I am assuming that would be sufficient but am not sure - it might be good to login from a another device / browser just in case - to create a second trusted device for access to your apple id and iCloud account? iCloud.com will send a message somewhere for a second verification so you may need to have one.
     
  5. MisterSavage macrumors 6502

    MisterSavage

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    #5
    When setting up ANY two factor you should have backup methods to get into your account in case you lose your phone. With Apple you can get 2FA alerts on your iPad and Mac if I should lose your iPhone. I also have backup phone numbers configured.
     
  6. 2GoldFish thread starter macrumors regular

    2GoldFish

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    #6
    So in the event if I am to go travel, I have to take 2 Apple devices with me?

    What if I only have 1 Apple device with me during my trip? (e.g. iPhone)
     
  7. MisterSavage macrumors 6502

    MisterSavage

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    #7
    No. You should configure 2FA with backup phone numbers. Call that person and have them read you the two factor code that was sent to their phone when you specified it.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915

     
  8. 2GoldFish thread starter macrumors regular

    2GoldFish

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    #8
    Got it. Thanks for your help.
     
  9. Ruskes macrumors regular

    Ruskes

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    #9
    You can also get it on any other phone inclusive Google voice.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 11, 2019 ---
    Do you have only one set of house or car keys?
    You can set up more than one phone to get the code, that you can choose at the time of log in.
    upload_2019-2-11_22-31-36.png

    My Google Voice Phone number is accessible online with any device not just Apple.
    Google Voice is free.
     
  10. MisterSavage macrumors 6502

    MisterSavage

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2018
    #10
    Yes, that's why I said they should configure backup phone numbers.
     

Share This Page