Two-Factor Authentication

2GoldFish

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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.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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

mikzn

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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?)
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.
 

MisterSavage

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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.
 

2GoldFish

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Feb 1, 2012
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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.
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)
 

MisterSavage

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So in the event if I am to go travel, I have to take 2 Apple devices with me?
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

A trusted phone number is a number that can be used to receive verification codes by text message or automated phone call. You must verify at least one trusted phone number to enroll in two-factor authentication.

You should also consider verifying an additional phone number you can access, such as a home phone, or a number used by a family member or close friend. You can use this number if you temporarily can't access your primary number or your own devices.
 

Ruskes

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Jan 4, 2019
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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.
You can also get it on any other phone inclusive Google voice.
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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.
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.
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My Google Voice Phone number is accessible online with any device not just Apple.
Google Voice is free.
 
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