IF YOU have an iPhone then you need to know this internal feature that could help to secure your apps.
Many iPhone users rely on third-party apps such as Authy and Google Authenticator to protect their data and information.
These apps do this using a method called two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires that a user provide two different types of information to gain access to an online account or computer system.
This security process has been shown to significantly lower the risk of a threat actor gaining access to someone's accounts, sometimes by half, according to a Google report.
And thanks to Apple's iOS 15 update in September of last year, iPhone now has its own built-in two-factor authentication.
Apple, on their website, described iPhone's 2FA as "an extra layer of security" that is designed to "ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password."
The feature is helpful in keeping apps that contain sensitive information (such as banking or investment details) secure.
It can also help protect you from identity and phishing scams.
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How to turn on 2FA
First, head into Settings on your iPhone and then go into Passwords.
Use Face or Touch ID to access your passwords and then tap on the account you want to set up 2FA for.
It's important to note that this method of 2FA will not work with every website or app.
Next, click on Set Up Verification Code.
You will see a menu of two options: Enter Setup Key and Scan QR Code.
Choose one and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you choose the QR code, you will have to look in that service/website's settings to scan it.
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