2-Factor Authentication

It looks like Apple quietly removed the option to disable 2-Factor Authentication. Apple’s support page for 2FA notes that within the first two weeks of enabling 2FA, you can still revert.

“Certain features in the latest versions of iOS and macOS require this extra level of security, which is designed to protect your information.”

No official announcement, no further explanation. That’s what we already had last year regarding performance throttling for weak batteries.

The sad thing is that Apple only provides the second factor via its iOS and macOS, and as a fallback via text message and automated voice message. It isn’t integrated with standard code-based second factors (called a time-based one-time password or TOTP) or any third-party system.

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