Apple provides for encrypting the communications that happen on the apps such as iMessage or FaceTime; but that doesn’t seem to be enough to protect the personal messages or any such data.
Third party apps might still be able to sneak into the applications and cause some problems.
And hence, for users who have been using the applications from the Apple store exclusively might want to have a second way out to keep their personal details and other date protected. Keeping in mind the fact that users might very much want to have a Two-Factor authentication feature, here is,
It is readily available on the iTunes and iCloud.
So now on, both iMessage and FaceTime have a two factor authentication for themselves which in turn will save you from third party apps which might get access to your apple ID’s.
After instances of photos getting leaked, the least possible you as user of online services and apps can do is make sure your data is kept safe. And so, the two factor authentication feature came in to being.
You will not want people to be able to access your personal stuff with just your Apple ID; so in order to avoid that drama you will now have an app specific password which will help you keep all the data safe.
Yes, the two factor authentication means that along with the password your require to log in into your Apple account; you can also set up a second password, basically a code which you will need every time you log in.
In order to enable the features you have to follow these simple steps:
- Visit My apple ID.
- Next you choose the option which says manage Apple ID and sign in.
- From there you choose the security option.
- Now you will have to answer the questions and proceed further with a click on continue.
- From here, you have to select get started under the two step verification option.
- All you need to do is proceed with the instructions mentioned.
Once you are through with this, all you have to do is rest without any worries. In iOS 10 this feature is inbuilt. Now, every time you will open your ID with a new device, along with the set login password, you will also have to provide with the authentication code which you will receive by a message.
With this, you are all set and done with enabling the two factor authentication feature in your phone! You can also use Facetime for Mac.