Users Will Automatically Switch To Two-Factor Authentication In iOS 11 And macOS High Sierra

Ali Salman
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Two-factor authentication makes your device secure by adding an extra layer of verification. While Apple wants its devices to be a lot difficult to breach. Not that it's a bad thing but moving to iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will automatically switch users to two-step verification. This will ensures lesser chances of your data being breached by a stranger. So lets dive in to see some more details on the subject.

iOS 11 And macOS High Sierra Will Move You To Two-Factor Authentication Automatically

Apple has announced the change in emails sent to the registered developers who have installed iOS 11 beta and or macOS High Sierra beta, ensuring them that installing beta versions of the forthcoming platforms will automatically add two-factor authentication. Do take note that the two methods are pretty much similar. For instance, two-step verification option will prompt you to send a four digit code to any smartphone via through an SMS.

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On the other hand, two-factor authentication automatically sends a six digit verification code to other trusted Apple device signed in with your common Apple ID. In addition to this, two-factor authentication also provides a map in the prompt, allowing you to see where the authentication request emerged from.

If you install the iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra public betas this summer and meet the basic requirements, your Apple ID will be automatically updated to use two-factor authentication. This is our most advanced, easy-to-use account security, and it’s required to use some of the latest features of iOS, macOS, and iCloud.

Once updated, you’ll get the same extra layer of security you enjoy with two-step verification today, but with an even better user experience. Verification codes will be displayed on your trusted devices automatically whenever you sign in, and you will no longer need to keep a printed recovery key to make sure you can reset a forgotten password.

At this point in time, the developer builds of both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are available for registered developers. If you're a developer and are working the part, you must know that your respected device has shifted to two-factor authentication. The public beta of the latest operating systems are right around the corner. There will probably be more to the story, so  be sure to stay tuned with us.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on two-factor authentication? Do you think Apple should have implemented it a long time ago? Share your views in the comments.

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