In July, 2018 Apple began requiring Two-Factor Authorization for all Developer Accounts. This means that you must have at least an iPhone or iPad to confirm and sign-in with. Please note that this is different than Two-Step Verification, which Apple has used for the last couple of years. In many cases Two-Step must be turned off to get started with Two-Factor. Before you get started please make sure you have ONE of the following:
- An existing iCloud account that has accepted and is using Two-Factor Authorization. To see if this is setup for you on your iPhone or iPad go to Settings -> Click on Name -> Password & Security and make sure Two-Factor Authentication is set to ‘On’
- An iPhone or iPad that is not connected to an existing account. This could be a dummy phone or one that you will be using just for testing and can remove all data from.
If you meet one of these options above then you can continue below. If you don’t meet either of those requirements then Grandstand can manually setup your account for you for an additional one-time cost of $200. Contact us to manually setup your Apple Developer Account.
How to manually upgrade to Two-Factor Verification
- Go to appleid.apple.com using any browser.
- Log in using your Apple ID and password.
- Head to the Security option of your account page and click the Edit button on the right.
- Click on Turn off two-step verification.
How to activate Two-Factor Authentication
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad (one of these is required) and tap on Apple ID option.
- Go to Password & Security option and tap on Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
- On the next prompt, tap on Continue.
- Make sure that the phone number is correct. If not, enter a new phone number by tapping on Use a Different Number at the bottom of the screen.
- Now, Choose between Text message or Phone call as a verification method.
- Tap next to enter the passcode received.