Setup Two Step Verification for Your Apple ID

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    First of all, we navigate to https://appleid.apple.com.
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    We click on "Manage your Apple ID".
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    We'll be prompted to enter our account name and password.
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    Once the name and password have been entered, we click "Password and Security" on the left-hand side.
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    We click "Get Started..." under "Two-Step Verification".
    There will be the following explanation:
    "With two-step verification, your identity will be verified using one of your devices before you can make changes to your account, sign in to iCloud, or make iTunes or App Store purchases from a new device. You enter your Apple ID and password as usual. We send a verification code to one of your devices. You enter the code to verify your identity and complete sign in. You will also get a Recovery Key for safekeeping, which you can use to access your account if you ever forget your password or lose your device."
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    We click "Continue".
    The new page will read:
    "Once enabled, the only way to make changes to your account will be to sign in with two-step verification. There will be no security questions for you to remember or for other people to guess. Only you will be able to reset your password. If you forget your password, you can reset it with a trusted device and your Recovery Key."
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    We click on "Continue".
    The new page will read:
    "Important things to remember. Please make sure you understand the important security policies below before you turn on two-step verification. With two-step verification enabled, you will always need two of the following to manage your Apple ID:
    • Your password
    • A trusted device
    • Your Recovery Key
      If you forget your password, you will need your Recovery Key and a trusted device to reset it. Apple will not be able to reset your password on your behalf. App-specific passwords will be required to use iCloud with any third-party mail, contacts, or calendar apps."
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    We'll just click on "Get Started".
    The new page will read:
    "You must wait 3 days to enable two-step verification. The waiting period helps ensure that no one other than the owner of this Apple ID can set up two-step verification. A notification email will be sent to all addresses we have on file. Thank you for your patience! Please come back after 01:08 PM on September 4, 2015 (GMT) to continue setup."
    In this video, September 4th is three days away.
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    We can click "Add to Calendar".
    We will add the two-step verification to our calendar.
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    We click "Done".
    We'll be taken back to the main screen. We will complete the rest of the process in three days.
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    When three days pass, we go to https://appleid.apple.com.
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    We click "Manage your Apple ID".
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    We enter our username and password once more.
    We'll log into our account.
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    We click "Password and Security".
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    We click "Get Started..." under "Two-Step Verification".
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    We click on "Continue".
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    We click on "Continue" once more.
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    We click on "Get Started".
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    We click "Add a phone number" to add a phone number for one of our trusted devices.
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    We click on "Next".
    In this video, the code is "7221".
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    We copy the code to the "Verification Code:" field.
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    We click "Verify" to verify the code.
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    We also choose our iPhone by clicking "Verify".
    We will verify it now. The Apple ID verification code will be pushed into the phone. In this video, it is "0920".
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    We enter the verification code and click "Verify Device".
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    Now, we click on "Continue".
    We will see our Recovery Key. We need our Recovery Key to access our account if we ever forget our password or lose our trusted devices. This key is very important, and it is not shared on the video. We might want to write the Recovery Key down or keep it in a safe and secure location.
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    We can take a screenshot of the location and save it onto our Dropbox account, for example, because the page says specifically not to save it on the computer.
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    Now, we click on "Continue".
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    We will be asked to confirm that we have the copy of the Recovery Key.
    Luckily, there is the screenshot saved.
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    We click on "Confirm" once we enter the Recovery Key.
    The two-step verification will always need our password, a trusted device, and the Recovery Key. This is an effective way of protecting our Apple account from other people using it if they have just our password and not the trusted device or the Recovery Key. If they do have both the Recovery Key and the password, then our account can be compromised; so, it is very important to keep the Recovery Key in a safe place.
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    We check "I understand the conditions above."
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    We click "Enable two-step Verification".
    The site will say that we have enabled our two-step verification for our Apple ID. We have completed the process.
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