where is my verification code?

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  1. MsDepp macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,
    Ive got a new iPhone 7 plus and I'm TRYING to set it up....
    During the set up its asking for a verification code which is said to sent to my other device - being my iPad.... now.... my iPad.... in the iCloud settings it does not give me an option and now its also saying it has sent me verification code. So where do I find this invisible code?? Im not tech savvy and this is doing my head in.... Please HELP!!!! lol
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    The code should pop-up right on the home screen of your other device.
     
  3. MsDepp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes. it should but its not
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    i think its all because of my old phone number. driving me batty...
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Make sure iPad is signed into the same iCloud account and on the same wifi. You can ask to be sent another code. If that didn't work, try rebooting both devices and try again.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    How long have you waited for verification code? Are you in a restricted network, such as, corporation network?
    In some cases, the code can only be sent across after quite a while. Maybe after a few minutes. My case is keychain verification which takes quite a while to receive the prompt. Yours may be different.
     
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  7. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Number one reason I intentionally keep leaving 2 factor auth off. My brother got screwed real good with it on his iPhone 6S when his screen broke and it was his only Apple device. Tried to sign into a spare iPhone I had for him to borrow and he couldn't since there was no "other device".

    I have an iPad, iPhone, AW, MacBook, iMac, iPod, etc and when I did have it it was incredibly inconsistent whether or not I'd get a code on any or just a couple of the devices. All on the same iCloud and WiFi.

    But there are new ways to get it as listed above, or by phone number apparently. That way if it uses your cell it can go to whatever your sim card is in, would have been helpful then.
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Or Apple could design a new mechanism, so that it will allow trusted devices in close proximity to communicate using in-door wifi network, instead of routing back to Apple server before sending code. Apple can use proprietary encryption methods to prevent signals being faked.
    There should be another way.
     
  9. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I'd have to think about the technical/security implications for a moment... To be "trusted," both devices have to be signed into the same iCloud account, which means devices that bypass Apple's servers would have to find devices within range that are signed into the same account. Could that validation process occur in such a way that the Apple ID account name (of either sender or receiver) would not be divulged to other devices?

    While in this case there was a problem getting the code from a second trusted device, I think the bigger issue with two-factor authentication is people who have only one trusted device. If that device is lost or disabled, it's very hard to reset a forgotten password (say they lost the phone, want to put it into Find My iPhone Lost Mode, but forgot the password).
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    This is a reason why I think there should be another way to recover. Not everyone has two Apple devices.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can use a non Apple device to get a code. The option is on the AppleId site.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But what if Apple ID website could not be reached but trusted devices are in close proximity? I know this case is rare, though.

    Guess OP does not choose that option. But even for iOS devices, SMS should also be allowed.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I have multiple devices on my icloud settings account for two-factor authentication.
    If you have only one device then you are taking a risk. You should add more and phone numbers also.
    I have various family members iphones, ipads, 2 different phone numbers.
    When I send to ipad the code always came instantly assuming you are connected online.
     

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