During the last 24 hours Apple has started a campaign “recommending” through a push notification to iPad and iPhone users with iOS 10 to activate two-factor authentication , so that they can incorporate an additional layer of security to their devices.
In this way, Apple repeats the modus operandi that it carries out with its updates – of which it insistently warns us either with the balloon or through push messages that are repeated periodically – and which gives such good results, at sight is to achieve a permeation of iOS 10 above 80% on their devices in just under half a year.
When the push notification appears, if we slide it we see the “Configuration” interface that explains step by step what the two-factor authentication is and how to enable it to improve the security of our terminals. But as with updates, if we choose to ignore it, Apple will continue to insist as soon as we access the configuration via a message at the top of the screen.
According to Apple, two-factor authentication is the best option to protect our accounts , because entering a password is not enough. With two-factor authentication you will also verify the identity of one of our devices or our phone number.
As with updates, the only way to remove this warning is to either manually delete it or follow its instructions, either by updating or in this case, activating two-factor authentication.
The process is quite simple. Go to Settings> iCloud and click on your account. At this point you will be asked for your iCloud password which you will obviously have to enter. Then tap on “Password and Security” . There you will see the possibility of enabling two-factor authentication. Once this is done, we’ll receive a confirmation email.
At iPadizate we recommend that you keep your devices up to date either by updating them to solve any kind of bug or error or by activating the security measures implemented by Apple.