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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:18 am 
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Just a warning if you haven't enabled two-factor verification and don't want it (as I don't - it's a royal pain, IMHO) - do NOT enable it. Once you do, if you're running either iOS 12 or Mojave, you're stuck. You cannot turn it off. My sister did it (not realizing you couldn't turn it off)...


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:32 am 
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Always worried me, what if you lose your phone, or worse yet change your phone#?


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:45 am 
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It has not been a problem for me. I have changed my iPhone, iPad and Watch since turning it on. It only sends a new code when you log in on new hardware to verify it is you. Most problems are caused by people not following the procedures, imo. Obviously I may be talking too soon and it could bite my arse one day. I'm speaking as I find. And yes, if you don't want it, don't use it.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 am 
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Paddy's point was that Apple is removing the choice. If you opt in by mistake you can't get out again.

Sounds a bit like the EU :)

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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 am 
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I took his point as "every time we yadder yadder it this that the others", which suggests they had another problem causing 2FA to check.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Highmac wrote:
Sounds a bit like the EU :)

Ha. Sez you.

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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:18 pm 
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Highmac wrote:
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Just a warning if you haven't enabled two-factor verification and don't want it (as I don't - it's a royal pain, IMHO) - do NOT enable it. Once you do, if you're running either iOS 12 or Mojave, you're stuck. You cannot turn it off. My sister did it (not realizing you couldn't turn it off)...


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So I have iOS 12 on my iPad but Mavericks on my iMac - I can't turn it off? That's a right PITA as despite "trusting" Safari, I still have to use 2FA to get to iCloud. :evil:

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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:08 pm 
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I had that, but I only get 2FA when going into Apple ID management. iCloud goes straight in. I can see why the ID would be protected on the off-chance someone guessed my details.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Sorry, Lougher, I should have mentioned that Paddy is a lady, and a very knowledgable one when it comes to Macs :oops:

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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:26 pm 
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:tu: Regardless of gender (that wasn't mentioned here) or knowledge level (most people know more than I), and I'm not making a hostile response here. I read, maybe incorrectly, that they were having 2FA problems. I have posted elsewhere that I too had many issues but it got mysteriously fixed without my intervention. I'm still OK with it. I'm taking this off course so I'll bow, curtsey and reverse slowly out of the thread.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:44 pm 
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loughor wrote:
I took his point...


No problem - I made the same mistake when I joined that forum :)

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 am 
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Hmmmm, I set up 2FA in Sierra (or maybe even before). I checked yesterday to see if I still had it enabled in Mojave, I have. I have had no problems with it at all, in fact until I read this thread I had forgotten all about it. That said as loughor has pointed out you only need a new code if you change divices . . . I haven't. Being an old skin flint I haven't changed my MBP, iPad or 5s since 2012. All running well apart from my iPad is unable to run anything up to only 9.3.5. I can get into anything without 2FA nagging me. I am just about to change my phone number (new provider). I guess that's when 2FA will kick in?

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:44 pm 
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I can't see that changing the number will trip 2FA. A new SIM is not part of the iPhone so why should it kick in? That's my prediction, but let me know what happened. If I backed my predictions with cash, I'd be skint by now.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:27 pm 
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I would have thought loughor that the 2FA verification would need my new number. Maybe I will have to update it as if I don't it won't be able to access my phone to give me a new code. On my MBP in settings there is a panel to change the phone number. You might be right in saying 2FA won't kick in. It would only do so if I change a device. Time will tell. Thanks for your input btw it's always welcome.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Jeffus wrote:
..... I am just about to change my phone number (new provider). I guess that's when 2FA will kick in?

Is that a French thing? You can keep your number when changing providers here, I thought all mobile companies would be the same.

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