Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for iMessage and FaceTime Right Now

By Darren Orf on at

Two-Factor Authentication, though sometimes annoying, is one the best defences against nefarious individuals trying to break into your private accounts. You should really have it set up on everything.

But not every company has unanimously embraced the security measure on all their apps, including Apple. Now Tim Cook and co have finally enabled two-factor authentication for both iMessage and FaceTime, having added it to iCloud and iTunes more than a year ago.

recent post on Medium demonstrated just how laughable Apple's existing treatment of two-factor authentication was — and it seems the company listened, turning it on for iMessages and FaceTime yesterday.

You can find exactly how to further protect your digital life in Apple's support pages here. Practise safe texting, people. [9to5Mac]