Apple Enable two-step verification in iCloud for all Apps

by Kelvin

It is now possible to use two-step verification on all apps with access to iCloud

According to the latest information, Apple You are sending an email to all users who have activated the two-step verification option to protect IDs from Apple and iCloud data. In this email Apple explains that it will start requesting specific passwords to be able to access iCloud data through applications, both from third parties and native apps, such as Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Outlook, Microsoft etc.

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With two-step verification for iCloud, specific passwords will have to be generated

From two-step verification activation it will be necessary to use specific passwords or passwords to access the iCloud data itself, regardless of whether it is a third-party application, such as an application that comes pre-installed with the operating system.


According to what he explained Apple, if an access to a third-party application has been made using the password of your own ID Apple principal, the user will be automatically disconnected when this modification is applied. So it will be necessary to generate a specific password for the application and access again.

In order to generate a specific password for the application, it will be necessary to have access to the application itself Apple ID on the web of Apple, then you will have to go to the "Password and security" option and finally click on "Generate a specific password for the app".

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As indicated by Apple In the email sent to your users:

Dear user,

Thank you for using the two-step verification to protect your Apple ID and storage data with iCloud.

This is a reminder that as of tomorrow, specific application passwords will be required to access your iCloud data using third-party applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other email, contacts and calendar applications.

If you are currently enrolled in a third-party application using your password Apple Primary ID will automatically log in when this change takes effect. You will have to generate a specific application password and login again.

To generate a specific application password:

  • Enter My ID from Apple (
  • Go to Password and Security.
  • Click Generate App-Specific Password.
  • For complete instructions, read Using App-specific passwords. If you need additional help, visit support Apple .

Support of Apple

It's important to put attention on in this way secure access is activated in all applications, even those that do not have support for two-step verification, preventing these applications from collecting and using the password of the ID Apple of the user.

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