How to Get Apple ID Verification Code without Phone

You can use your Mac for code verification, but you need to go into Settings to do it.

Your Mac can help verify a sign-in without a phone, which can be helpful if you're traveling and your iPhone isn't working, if you share a phone, or if you just don't want to go get your phone for two-factor authentication. You have to go into settings to get the code, but once it's set up it's easy. Here's how to get an Apple ID verification code without a phone number.

How to Get Apple ID Verification Code Without Phone

If you don't have your phone on you, Apple ID verification codes can be a hassle. Maybe you're somewhere without service, or maybe you share a phone and it's a pain to ask someone else for the code. Whatever your reason, knowing how to get an Apple ID verification code without a phone is a super helpful skill to have. If you have an iPad or a Mac, the code might just pop up on the screen, but you can also get an Apple ID verification code in your Mac settings. For more security tricks, like how to find passwords on a Mac, check out our Tip of the Day.

  1. Click the Apple menu on your Mac.

    Click Apple icon
  2. Click System Preferences.

  3. Click Apple ID.

  4. Click Password & Security.

  5. Click Get Verification Code.

  6. A verification code will appear on your screen. Enter it where needed.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.