Avoid Getting Locked Out When Using Two-Factor Authentication
How to Avoid Getting Locked Out When Using Two-Factor Authentication by howtogeek.com
Two-factor authentication secures your accounts with code in addition to your password. You can’t get in without the code sent to your phone. But what happens if you lose or reset your phone? If you don’t plan your recovery method ahead of time, you could permanently lose access to your accounts.
Two-factor authentication is great when it comes to securing access to someone’s account. It’s not so great when it gets in the way of accessing your account. However, in emergency situations things can turn completely ugly. In this article we’ll discuss steps you can do to minimize the negative consequences of using two-factor authentication if you lose access to your trusted device and your trusted phone number. In order to keep the size of this text reasonable we’ll only talk about Apple’s implementation, namely Two-Step Verification and Two-Factor Authentication.
This article will help you with:
- Two-Factor Authentication in Emergencies
- Using Find My iPhone if Two-Factor Authentication Is Enabled
- Setting Up a New iPhone
- Reinstating Access to Apple ID: Apple Two-Step Verification
- Reinstating Access to Apple ID: Apple Two-Factor Authentication
- Preparing for Emergencies