WARNING! Deactivating the two-factor authentication option may set your account Apple at the disposal of third parties malicious intent. It may result in the loss of personal data, paid applications and even money, if you have authenticated a bank account or use the service Apple Pay!
Many users find this useful additional security measure for the account Apple (iCloud / Apple ID). Two-factor authentication (Two-Factor Authentication), is a Moreover security for the account Apple when we first log in with it on a device or a web browser.
This process involves generating a six-digit accountSent to a device (iPhone, iPad, MacBook) already authenticated. Code to be confirmed on the new device. If we do not own a device Apple but we have iCloud, six digit code will be sent to a phone number which we consider reliable and that we added when we created iCloud account. In this way, even if a malicious person we find iCloud password can not access the account without this code is automatically sent after proper authentication.
Some users do not consider this additional security method necessary. It takes a little extra time for authentication than the usual method, and what's most stressful, some applications that we want to connect to our iCloud email address, do not recognize the authentication process. I encountered this problem recently, on the e-mail application of Windows 10, which does not allow me two-factor authentication for the iCloud address.
Disable Apple ID Two-Factor Authentication
If you decide to quit this authentication method, you can turn off two-factor authentication, the following steps:
1. Access from Mac / PC web address: appleid.apple.com where you login with Apple Your ID And here you will be asked to enter the code of 6 digits.
2. section Security, click on the link "Edit”On the right.
3. At the Security settings, at the bottom right, click on the link "Two-Factor Authentication Turn Off".
4. Click on confirmation "Two-Factor Authentication Turn Off".
5. Set three answers to three security questions for your account Apple, then check if the email address for the account recovery is correct. After completing these steps, two-factor authentication will be disabled.
After deactivation, you will be automatically logged out of all applications and browsers that you have logged iCloud account. Including the iPhone, MacBook or iPad.
IPhone owners who use the application iMessage They will need to reactivate the service. IMessage service activation cost the equivalent value of a shipment International SMS.