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It says my I’d is being used to sign in just outside London , I’m over an hour from london

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Are you the one initiating the login? The area can be inaccurate from time to time but as long you know it's YOU trying to sign in then it should be no issue. It just shows the closest area to where it pings your sign in. I've had some sign ins tell me they're on the other end of the country.

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What if I don’t recognize the location shown in my sign in notification?

When you sign in on a new device, you’ll get a notification on your other trusted devices that includes a map showing the approximate location of the new device. This is an approximate location based on the IP address the device is currently using, rather than the exact location of the device. The location shown might reflect the network you're connected to, and not your physical location.

If you know you’re the person trying to sign in but you don’t recognize the location shown, you can still tap Allow and continue signing in.

However, if you ever see a notification that your Apple ID is being used to sign in on a new device and you're not the one signing in, tap Don’t Allow to ensure the sign in attempt is blocked.

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Nov 14, 2017 2:24 PM in response to sallymiller60 In response to sallymiller60

See the following from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915

(and ignore the "new device" part -- same thing happens on existing devices)

When you sign in on a new device, you’ll get a notification on your other trusted devices that includes a map showing the approximate location of the new device. This is an approximate location based on the IP address the device is currently using, rather than the exact location of the device. The location shown might reflect the network you're connected to, and not your physical location.

If you know you’re the person trying to sign in but you don’t recognize the location shown, you can still tap Allow and continue signing in.

However, if you ever see a notification that your Apple ID is being used to sign in on a new device and you're not the one signing in, tap Don’t Allow to ensure the sign in attempt is blocked.

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Nov 14, 2017 2:24 PM in response to sallymiller60 In response to sallymiller60

See the following from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915

(and ignore the "new device" part -- same thing happens on existing devices)

When you sign in on a new device, you’ll get a notification on your other trusted devices that includes a map showing the approximate location of the new device. This is an approximate location based on the IP address the device is currently using, rather than the exact location of the device. The location shown might reflect the network you're connected to, and not your physical location.

If you know you’re the person trying to sign in but you don’t recognize the location shown, you can still tap Allow and continue signing in.

However, if you ever see a notification that your Apple ID is being used to sign in on a new device and you're not the one signing in, tap Don’t Allow to ensure the sign in attempt is blocked.

Nov 14, 2017 2:24 PM

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Nov 14, 2017 2:23 PM in response to sallymiller60 In response to sallymiller60

Are you the one initiating the login? The area can be inaccurate from time to time but as long you know it's YOU trying to sign in then it should be no issue. It just shows the closest area to where it pings your sign in. I've had some sign ins tell me they're on the other end of the country.

Two-factor authentication for Apple ID - Apple Support


What if I don’t recognize the location shown in my sign in notification?

When you sign in on a new device, you’ll get a notification on your other trusted devices that includes a map showing the approximate location of the new device. This is an approximate location based on the IP address the device is currently using, rather than the exact location of the device. The location shown might reflect the network you're connected to, and not your physical location.

If you know you’re the person trying to sign in but you don’t recognize the location shown, you can still tap Allow and continue signing in.

However, if you ever see a notification that your Apple ID is being used to sign in on a new device and you're not the one signing in, tap Don’t Allow to ensure the sign in attempt is blocked.

Nov 14, 2017 2:23 PM

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