After all the fuzz about the Turkish hackers taking over 300 million iCloud accounts, we thought it would be a good time to publish an article about the best methods of securing your account.
iCloud is a service that keeps all your devices synced together. In other words, you can share your data between your iDevices, Mac and PC. The information on each device is automatically updated to make sure the most current data is available on all devices.
To best secure your iCloud account go ahead and follow this step by step guide:
Method 1: On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
6. Confirm your phone number to use in cases of emergencies to sign in to iCloud.
7. Now you are all set and your iCloud is secure no one other than you or the guy holding your phone could sign in to your Apple ID.
Method 2: On your Mac with OS X El Capitan or later:
1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Account Details.
2. Click Security.
3. Click Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.
If you don’t have an Apple ID you can follow this link to create one right now.