Friday, February 28, 2014

Apple ID 2-Step Verification System Comes to Japan, Canada and European Countries

The two-step verification system that works in pair with Apple ID has been rolled out to more countries, Apple reports. The official Cupertino-based company’s site mentions Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, France and Spain as the new locations that support the Apple ID 2-step verification.

The company has enabled this system once again. It looks like the verification system was first presented and then disabled. As one user from Germany states, the system was already available in his country but the feature with SMS verification was absent till now.


Apple ID Two Step Verification System Introduced in New Countries


Right now everything seems to work ok. Apple might turn off this iOS 7 security option eventually but for now iPhone and iPad customers are able to verify via SMS message. This feature is optional. It improves your security and protects your iDevices from being used by others.

For example, you can now log in into your Apple ID account via this extra security feature or make purchases via the two-step verification option. The system requires users to enter a 4-digit passcode received through SMS for purchasing and logging into the account. The message is sent to the iOS gadget through SMS or Find My iPhone application.

If you choose to enable the 2-step protection your standard security questions will be replaced by this verification system.

Previously the option was available in the U.S., New Zealand, U.K. and Ireland.

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