How to approve iPhone from Mac or PC

How to approve iPhone from Mac or PC

Apple is very concerned about the privacy of its consumers. This is why it might be a bit challenging to update your iOS device to the latest model as you might face the challenge of how to approve iPhone from Mac or PC. When you are using your iCloud login information such as Apple ID and password, you need to confirm that you are the person who is trying to get access to it. If you have some struggles with the approving step, we will explain to you how to do it in several ways.

How to approve iPhone from Mac

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When you get your very first iOS or MacOs device, you have to go through a number of steps during initial installation. One of those steps is confirming that you agree to use two-factor authentication. This option is responsible for keeping your data private and secure.

How to approve iPhone from another iCloud device?

When trying to access your iCloud account from a new iPhone, you will be asked to approve it from another device that is using this account. The verification is needed in case you have started using two-factor authentication on another Mac or iOS device.

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Basically, to approve the iPhone, you need any other Apple device. When you sign in with your login data on the new iPhone, a notification with a six-digit code will immediately pop up on the screen of your other device using iCloud.

Here is a detailed procedure:

  • Log in with your Apple ID and password
  • Using the other device, allow access
  • Enter the code you see on the screen to verify the operation and finish singing in

This procedure is pretty much the same for any iOS or Mac device.

How to approve iPhone from PC running Windows

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This question bothers a lot of people. It is quite common to have an iPhone but use a Windows laptop or PC. When it comes to approving your smartphone from PC, the main advantage of iOS, which is its security, becomes its main shortcoming.

Here is some bad news for Windows users – the system will not allow you to verify your smartphone from your PC. A verification code cannot be sent to a non-Apple gadget, which means you cannot approve iPhone from a Windows PC.

How to approve iPhone without an iCloud gadget

How do I approve my iPhone from another device

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If you have no access to your other verified device and you need to approve your phone, here is another way to do it.

You can get a verification code via an SMS, which will be sent to your iCloud trusted telephone number. How do you get it?

  • Click on the "Didn't get a verification code" on the window requesting the code.
  • Pick an option that will send it to your trusted phone number.
  • After this, you will get an SMS or a phone call, which will provide you with a six-digit verification code.
  • Apply this code on the device you are trying to approve, and you are done.

After this procedure, your signing-in will be completed.

How to get a verification code on other devices

There are some cases when the system is jammed, and the verification code will not appear. Do not worry; there is a solution to this problem. You can get this code on your gadget.

So, here are several steps depending on the type of your device and the version of its operating system.

iOS 10.3 and later versions

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If your gadget is online:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on your username
  • Go to password and security
  • Tap "Get Verification Code"

If your gadget is offline:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on your username
  • You will see a notification that says, "Account Details Unavailable." Tap "Get Verification Code"

iOS 10.2 and earlier versions

If your gadget is offline:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on the iCloud section
  • Tap on your username.
  • Tap "Get Verification Code" (if your gadget is offline)

If your gadget is online:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on the iCloud section
  • Tap on your username.
  • Go to Password & Security
  • Tap "Get Verification Code"

Guide for MacOS

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If your computer is offline:

  • Go to Apple Menu
  • Click on System Preferences
  • Go to the iCloud tab
  • Click on Account Details
  • Click "Get Verification Code"
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If your computer is online:

  • Go to Apple Menu
  • Click on System Preferences
  • Go to the iCloud tab
  • Click on Account Details
  • Go to Security
  • Click on "Get Verification Code"

Now you know how to approve iPhone on Mac and other Apple gadgets. The procedure is extremely easy and requires minimum effort. Just a few taps on your screen will allow you to use your device and keep all of your data secure.

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