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Fix: Your Apple ID being Used to Sign in to a Device Near “”

Fix: Your Apple ID being Used to Sign in to a Device Near “”

It seems a recent wave of Apple ID authorizations on other iOS devices is plaguing the Internet right now. Over the last month or so, Apple ID users have are seeing authorization requests for Apple iCloud accounts either showing up on a device they already have setup in their iCloud or a sign-in from somewhere else they don’t recognize. What’s confusing about the Apple message is sometimes the message is for a device you already have setup in iCloud and Apple tells you to safely ignore the message. But why did you still get the prompt in the first place?

*Update* It seems the recent wave of messages may be related to a Gmail email address that you have associated with an Apple ID account. See our article on Apple ID being used on a new Mac.

Here are some of the Apple messages you may be seeing regarding your iCloud account being used for Facetime or iMessage on another device.

 

Your Apple ID is being used to sign in to a device near “”

Or…

Your Apple ID and phone number are now being used for iMessage and Facetime on a New Mac.

Or…





Your Apple ID and phone number are now being used for iMessage and Facetime on a New iPhone.

 

At this point, we have not seen Apple acknowledging a breach in Apple accounts, but it seems many iOS users online are getting these types of messages regardless of what they are doing on their device. At this point, the safest approach is the following.

 

1. Change your iCloud account password.

            -Go to https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin  from a desktop computer and sign in with your current iCloud account. If your account is locked from receiving the previous messages, you must first unlock your account following the Apple directions you get prompted with.

            -Scroll down to Security and select Change Password.

 

2. Enable Apple 2-Factor Authentication. 

-Go to https://appleid.apple.com/#!&page=signin  from a desktop computer and sign in with your current iCloud account. If your account is locked from receiving the previous messages, you must first unlock your account following the Apple directions you get prompted with.

-Scroll down to Security and select the edit tab. Select to enable Two-Factor Authentication.

 Enter your apple ID or password

Apple ID is locked for security reasons

Apple too many sign in attempts apple id

Enter your apple id password in settings

 

Please let us know if you are experiencing this issue. What type of email address do you associate with you Apple ID? Did you recent Apple ID notification say you logged in from another location? 











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Jerry Holcombe on Friday, 21 April 2017 11:33

have been trying to get my apple id updated for two weeks , did all the things you requested of me , said it would be a couple of days , but two weeks: //////????????no one to talk ???????

have been trying to get my apple id updated for two weeks , did all the things you requested of me , said it would be a couple of days , but two weeks: //////????????no one to talk ???????
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