Token2 Security Keys for Apple ID

Physical security keys provide an additional layer of protection for your Apple ID, safeguarding it against phishing attacks and other security threats. With the introduction of Security Keys for Apple ID, users can opt for this advanced security feature to enhance their account's defense against targeted attacks, such as phishing or social engineering scams. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up and using a physical security key with your Apple ID, helping you bolster the security of your personal information and digital assets.

To use Security Keys for Apple ID, you'll need the following:

  • You need a minimum of two FIDO® security keys that are compatible with your frequently used Apple devices. Please make sure you select a correct transport type:
    For iPhones, you may need an NFC key,
    Token2 Security Keys for Apple ID
    For modern iPads, USB Type C will work
    Token2 Security Keys for Apple ID

    We also sell adapters, if needed

  • To utilize this feature, ensure your Apple ID is signed in on devices with iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, or macOS Ventura 13.2, or newer versions.
  • Make sure your Apple ID has two-factor authentication enabled.
  • You'll need a modern web browser. If your security key doesn't work for signing in on the web, update your browser to the latest version or try an alternative browser.
  • After configuring your security keys, you will require an iPhone or iPad with a compatible software version that supports security keys to sign in to Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod.

To add security keys to your account, you must do so on an Apple device with compatible software. It's mandatory to have at least two security keys, and you can add up to six keys in total, which you need to maintain for enhanced security.

To set up security keys on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap your name, then select Password & Security.

3. Tap Add Security Keys, and follow the onscreen instructions to add your keys.

4. Review the devices associated with your Apple ID, and you can choose to:

   - Stay signed in to all active devices.

   - Select specific devices that you want to sign out of and revoke their access to your account.


To discontinue the use of security keys:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap your name, then select Password & Security.

3. Tap Security Keys, and then tap Remove All Security Keys. If you remove all security keys, your Apple ID will revert to using the six-digit verification code for two-factor authentication.

Please note that although Apple claims that this feature is supported starting from version 16.3, we have discovered that some versions (e.g., 17.2) fail to add security keys on iPhones/iPads. Therefore, it is recommended to always update to the latest version for optimal functionality and security.