2-step Apple ID verification rolls out in more countries

By , May 10, 2013

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Following a major security vulnerability that let attackers reset your Apple ID password using only your email address and date of birth, Apple responded in March by fixing the iForgot hole and bolstering Apple ID account security with an optional new two-step verification process for Apple ID accounts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Today, the company has started to roll out the feature to nearly a dozen additional countries, including Canada, Russia and Brazil…

Jordan Kahn of 9to5Mac was able to confirm that two-step verification is now available to Apple ID account holders in Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland and Russia.

Users in these markets can now enable two-step verification by logging in at appleid.apple.com and following Cody’s handy guide. Before adding trusted devices, you should first register them over at Apples ExpressLane service.

After enabling two-step verification, any change to your Apple ID account on the web or adding a new device to your account will require a 4-digit code that gets immediately pushed to one or more of your trusted devices.

Optionally, users can receive these codes via SMS or set up a recovery key to access your Apple ID in case you lose access to your trusted devices.

Apple ID two-step verification in Netherlands
Here’s a two-step Apple ID verification for Dutch users.

Apple has a FAQ detailing all the questions you may have concerning two-step verification so it’d be wise to read it thoroughly. Once two-step verification is enabled on your account, Apple Support will no longer be able to reset your password or regain access to your account.

Is two-step Apple ID verification live in your country yet?

If so, let us know in the comments.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/NguyenDucThanhSVC Thành Đức Nguyễn

    yeah, it’s come to Viet Nam, more complicated, more security!

    • jdshorrock

      Well it’s definitely not rocket science.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NguyenDucThanhSVC Thành Đức Nguyễn

    yeah, it’s come to Viet Nam, more complicated, more security

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bo.790 Chris Bö

    Not arrived in Germany untill now …

    • http://flavors.me/mile MILE

      Yeah, I still don’t see it on my German account…

  • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Wow Apple sure is taking security seriously now. you must wait 3 days before you can enable two step verification, supposedly a security feature in case someone else enabled it without you knowing…

    • http://www.facebook.com/jackie.zyz Jackie Zhao

      That why you should give your account out !! Account is only for self use !! Don’t share account !

  • http://twitter.com/mrmberman Marc

    Also available in Israel.

  • hamada_sivo

    in Egypt too

  • Thomas Fischer

    It’s available in Deutschland, too! :)

    • http://flavors.me/mile MILE

      Not for me — I just checked…! :(

  • http://twitter.com/LeMontrealais Angelito

    Available in Canada after checking today. Thumbs-up for the extra security. I’ve been using Google’s two-step verification since its availability and awaiting other services to catch-up. There is a hiccup with adding a mobile number for an alternative device. I’ve yet to receive the SMS verification code to activate my mobile. So I’m forced to keep my Recovery Key handy as the primary access code — the ironies.