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Question: How to turn off two-factor authentication on ios 11.1

I don't recall activating two-factor authentication and I don't want it activated as I don't use icloud.

iPhone 8, iOS 11.1

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I don’t recall having to enter a 6 digit number?

Then why do you think it is enabled?


In order to set 2FA up, you have to create a trusted device. That means sending a verification code in real time to your phone and proving to Apple you have control of that device.

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Dec 9, 2017 7:59 PM in response to Darren_Smith In response to Darren_Smith

I don't recall activating two-factor authentication and I don't want it activated as I don't use icloud.


If during setup of your phone, you provided a phone number and then entered a 6 digit code that was sent to that phone, you enabled 2FA.


It is used for any system that accesses your Apple ID, not just iCloud.

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Dec 9, 2017 9:53 PM in response to Darren_Smith In response to Darren_Smith

I don’t recall having to enter a 6 digit number?

Then why do you think it is enabled?


In order to set 2FA up, you have to create a trusted device. That means sending a verification code in real time to your phone and proving to Apple you have control of that device.

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Dec 9, 2017 10:11 PM in response to LACAllen In response to LACAllen

Because it says it’s activated in settings. Since for some reason apple won’t let me turn it off would you know if creating a new account with the same number would be alright? Also when I made my Apple ID I made an iCloud account automatically which I think is why the two factor authentication was turned on.

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