Page created: 19 Oct 2020 |
Page updated: 29 Nov 2020
Use SMS or voice to authenticate when you sign on to your Mac machine.
- Your Apple Mac is running Mac OS v10.13 or later.
- You have paired your mobile device for SMS or voice authentication.
If you have set up authentication by SMS or voice, when you attempt to sign on to your Mac machine, you will receive a passcode with which to authenticate.
- Voice call: you will receive a phone call with an automated recording of your passcode.
- SMS: you will receive an SMS with details of your passcode.
Sign on to your Mac machine.
You'll see the Authenticating window. You'll receive an SMS or voice message to your mobile device, showing the one-time passcode.
If you didn't receive a passcode by SMS or voice call, click Resend Passcode.
In the Authenticating window, enter the passcode and click
You'll see the green checkmark indicating authentication is successful, and you're signed on to your Mac machine.