The iPhone maker has issued an apology to its customers in China over the recent scams which have helped nefarious users hack into Apple ID accounts that weren’t protected with two-factor authentication.
Launched today in the European Union and due globally by year-end, Apple’s new Data and Privacy portal lets you download an archive of your Apple ID data, update information Apple has on you, temporarily deactivate or permanently delete your Apple ID account, and more.
Due to its commitment to privacy, Apple doesn’t know nearly as much about you—at least not in a personally identifiable form—like Google or Facebook. Here’s how to request a downloadable copy of all the identifiable pieces of information Apple stores about you.
A trusted number is a phone number that has passed Apple’s verification process and can be used to receive Two-Factor Authentication verification codes by text message or automated phone call. Here’s how to add one or more trusted phone numbers to your Apple ID account.
Two-Factor Authentication is one of the most security measures that you can take with your account, but what happens if you can’t sign in or reset your Apple ID password? We take a look at what you can do to regain access to your account.
Apple has emailed customers who still use the older Two-Step Verification protection for their Apple ID, telling them that installing iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra will automatically upgrade them to the more robust Two-Factor Authentication system.
Typing your iCloud credentials into apps is a big no-no: you don’t want your primary Apple ID password to end up being collected or stored by apps you might use. Here’s how you can generate a special iCloud password that only works in a single app and doesn’t expose your Apple ID password.