Did you ever fail to verify Apple ID using two-factor authentication? Though Apple smartphones, tablets, and computers are incredibly sturdy, safe and innovative, these devices still run into problems. One of these problems is the Apple ID verification failed issue, which occurs when the user tries to log into the Apple Store or iTunes from their device settings.
While you may think that there is a direct error related to your Apple ID, the most common cause behind this error is a failed connection to Apple's servers. Let's take a look at why you cannot verify Apple ID, how you can fix this issue, and tips on how to verify without an authentication code.
Part 1. What to Do If The Apple ID Verification Code Is Not Working?
If you are unable to get the verification code to send to either a trusted device, a trusted phone number, or through your device's settings, then you can either unlock the Apple ID completely or correct the verification error.
1Unlock the Apple ID on the iOS Device without Verification
One way of unlocking the Apple ID is by using a third-party software like iMyFone LockWiper, which allows you to unlock the Apple ID without a passcode and without losing any of your data. So you can access the device without the Appel ID verification. If you do not have any trusted device and phone number, or have tried all possible methods but not working, LockWiper can always be your ultimate solution if you cannot verify Apple ID. The key features of this software include the following.
LockWiper: Apple ID Verification Saver
- 1. Fix the Apple ID verification not working issue by unlocking the iCloud on the device.
- 2. Unlock your Apple ID without a password on iPhones, iPads, and iPad Touch.
- 3. Create a new Apple ID/Change to a different Apple ID even if Find My Device is on.
- 4. Update your device to the newest iOS version after unlocking Apple ID without verification.
- 5. Unlock your Apple ID without losing any data on all iOS versions (iOS 14 included).
- 6. Remove your passcode from locked, disabled, or broken devices so that you can get in.
Cannot Verify Apple ID? - Unlock It without Any Credential
Step 1. Download iMyFone LockWiper for your Windows or Mac computer and launch it. Make sure to choose the "Unlock Apple ID" mode.
Step 2. Connect your device to the computer. If you have not allowed your computer as a trusted connection before, unlock your device and choose the "Trust" option that pops up.
Step 3. Tap the "Start to Unlock" button to remove the Apple ID.
Step 4. If the "Find My iPhone" is disabled, your device will be unlocked immediately.
If "Find My iPhone" is enabled, you will need to reset your iOS settings. To do this, head into your device's "Settings > General > Reset All Settings"(keep it connected to the computer). Then LockWiper will unlock the Apple ID for you.
Finally, as LockWiper has unlocked the Apple ID without any credential, you can create a new Apple ID/change to another without verifying the Apple ID account.
2Correct The Apple ID Verification Failed Error
A good step is to check Apple's server status to see if there are any reported errors. Unfortunately, if this is what's causing the problem, all you can do is wait until the error is corrected. If this is not the case, there may be another issue seeded in your device that may need to be addressed.
3Sign Out of Your Apple ID and Sign Back In
If you are still getting the verification error and your Apple ID cannot connect to Apple's servers, then signing out and signing back in may fix it. You can do this with the following steps.
On iOS 10.3+:
Step 1: In your device's Settings, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and click on the "Sign Out" button. Enter you Apple ID to sign out and then sign back in.
On iOS 10.2 or earlier:
Step 1: In your device's Settings, tap on your iCloud in the menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and click on "Sign Out" and "Delete from My iPhone".
Step 3: Tap Delete or Keep for data on your device.
Step 4: Enter you Apple ID to sign out and then sign back in.
Part 2. What Is An Apple ID Verification Code?
Normally when you sign into your device, you are asked for your Apple ID and the password to your account. However, if you have two-factor authentication turned on, your account can only be accessed by trusted devices. That means on sign in, you will be asked for the Apple ID, the password, and a six-digit verification code. The verification code in this instance is a temporary code that is sent to any of your trusted devices on file, or to a phone number that you have linked. It is often generated when you sign into a new device for the first time or when you sign into a browser with your Apple ID. It is important to note that the Apple ID verification code is different from the device passcode that you set for unlocking your device.
There are several ways that you can get an Apple ID verification code sent to you.
Part 3. Why You Are Having Trouble or Cannot Verify Apple ID?
Sometimes you may cannot verify Apple ID. While your first thought might be that there is something amiss with your Apple ID, it is likely occurring due to your device's permissions being reset. Following a data restoration or a software update, sometimes the permission to access Apple's iCloud servers gets reset, which can cause the verification issue. Why? When the permissions get reset, this includes access to your Apple ID, and so it cannot be verified properly. Other causes that might be behind this issue include the following.
Make sure you are connected to the internet, do not have a VPN/ad blocker on and if you are in a public space, use your cellular data instead.
Tips: What If You Can't Access a Trusted Device or Did Not Receive a Verification Code?
If you are unable to access any of your trusted devices, or you can't get one to send to you from your settings menu, you can try getting a code texted or called to you, or you can use LockWiper to remove the Apple ID without the code.
1Get a Code via Text Message or Automated Phone Call
Step 1: On iOS 10.3+, go to your settings menu, click on your name; on iOS 10.2 and earlier, head into your settings menu and click on iCloud. Then tap on your Apple ID and choose the "Password & Security" option.
Step 2: Tap the two-factor authentication option and tap Continue.
Step 3: Once this is done, you can enter the phone number that you want to receive verification codes to, and then choose if you want them by text message or by phone call.
2Use LockWiper to Remove the Apple ID Without Any Password
If you are unable to get a verification code from the above methods , you can use iMyFone LockWiper to remove the Apple ID without the code. Once unlocked, you can remove the Apple ID from your device.