How to add trusted devices for two-step authentication in Apple ID

Apple devices are known to allow two-step authorization. This security method

performs at least two authentication checks - password and trusted device - to access your account.

Two-step, or as it is also called,two-factor authentication (2FA) provides reliable data protection, since it requires not only knowledge of the password, but also physical access to one of the keys, in our case iPhone or iPad.



Needless to say, we are stronglyWe recommend using it on any account where this is possible. Moreover, if the service does not support 2FA, you should think twice before using it if the security of your data is important to you.

If two-step authentication is enabled on yourApple ID (which, in a good way, would have to be done), then you most likely met with a window that asks you to confirm that you are the owner of this account. This screen should list some of your Apple devices and at least one authenticated phone number. These devices act as access keys.

Have you ever wondered what requirementsshould satisfy the devices in the list? Or maybe you needed to add or remove a device from this list? In this tutorial, we will talk about managing trusted devices for 2FA.



How to add a trusted device

To add a device as one ofauthentication keys, you just need to enable the Find iPhone service on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. As soon as you enable the function, the device will automatically be added to the list of trusted ones. After that, you will need to confirm the addition of this device.

Step 1: Log in to iCloud and enable the Find iPhone service on the device you want to make trusted in Settings> iCloud.

Step 2: In Safari, log in to My Apple ID, go to Password and Security> Add or Remove Trusted Device.

Step 3: Click the Verify link next to your device.

Step 4: A four-digit confirmation code will come to this device.

Enter this code in the field that appears in Safari and click Confirm device.

Now you can make sure that the deviceverified as trusted. Now, whenever you need to use two-step authentication for login in Apple ID, you can use this device as a key.



How to remove a trusted device

Unsurprisingly, devices can also be removedfrom the list of trusted. When you exit iCloud or turn off Find iPhone, your device ceases to be trusted, but it still appears in the list as possible trusted.

Step 1: Turn off Find iPhone.

Step 2: In Safari, log in to My Apple ID, go to Password and Security> Add or Remove Trusted Device.

Step 3: Click the Delete link next to the device you want to remove from the list.

Confirm removal.

That, in general, is all. In this simple way, trusted devices are added and removed for two-step identification. You will often have to work with this list, especially if you like to constantly log out of accounts and use different devices.