1. JobSteves's Avatar
    Along time ago I signed up for the two-step verification (because I've been screwed over before by people) and used my phone as the trusted device.

    However I was on net 10 at the time and sometime later I switch to straight talk and got a new phone number.

    I haven't done anything that required a two-step verification until just now when I tried to buy an app and it asked for my second verification which was going to be the code or whatever that was sent to my phone.

    Here's the rub, I don't have that phone number anymore even though it's the same device, and I had put my recovery code into the notes and had notes synced to/backed up to iCloud but about a month ago I had to restore my phone and now I can't find the synced note.

    My fianc had just bought me an iTunes card with her tax refund so now am I just going to have to have that money sitting in my account for ever and I'm going to have to make a new Apple ID if I want to purchase anything else from the App Store? (I've purchased hundreds of dollars worth of content on my current Apple ID)
    02-12-2015 05:21 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Am I screwed Maybe... maybe not... if you can get into your account settings via a computer/web browser and do some of the tasks here:
    Apple ID - Manage Account - Apple Support you should be OK.

    Apple ID - Apple Support
    02-12-2015 05:30 PM
  3. JobSteves's Avatar
    Am I screwed Maybe... maybe not... if you can get into your account settings via a computer/web browser and do some of the tasks here:
    Apple ID - Manage Account - Apple Support you should be OK.

    Apple ID - Apple Support
    I need either the code or the recovery key to access my account. Looks like I'm f***ed
    02-12-2015 05:35 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Log into iCloud on computer/web browser and see if the Note is there...
    02-12-2015 05:57 PM
  5. JobSteves's Avatar
    Log into iCloud on computer/web browser and see if the Note is there...
    Nope. Guess I'll just make a new Apple ID for the first time in almost 5 years .
    02-12-2015 06:00 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Try calling Apple support and see if there's another option to prove your identity.
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    02-12-2015 06:02 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Was it in the stock Notes app? If so, check the Notes folder of any email address you had synced with the Notes app. If you don't see a Notes folder, go to Settings >Mail,Contacts and Calendars > Email address > Toggle OFF Notes. Then go check the Notes folder in the mail app.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-12-2015 06:07 PM
  8. JobSteves's Avatar
    Was it in the stock Notes app? If so, check the Notes folder of any email address you had synced with the Notes app. If you don't see a Notes folder, go to Settings >Mail,Contacts and Calendars > Email address > Toggle OFF Notes. Then go check the Notes folder in the mail app.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Your help is very much appreciated and I've tried just that. I'm just thinking maybe I didn't deleted it since I have all my other notes. If that's the case then I'm ducked. I've heard of others that have called apple and ape told them there was nothing they could do.


    Oh well. I'm not going to be getting any new devices anytime soon and I already have all of my paid content on my phone and my iPad using my old Apple ID so I'll just make a new one and continue to use that one for now on. The only thing is I'm out $15 from my iTunes card but that's not really that big of a deal I suppose.
    02-12-2015 07:47 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Your help is very much appreciated and I've tried just that. I'm just thinking maybe I didn't deleted it since I have all my other notes. If that's the case then I'm ducked. I've heard of others that have called apple and ape told them there was nothing they could do.


    Oh well. I'm not going to be getting any new devices anytime soon and I already have all of my paid content on my phone and my iPad using my old Apple ID so I'll just make a new one and continue to use that one for now on. The only thing is I'm out $15 from my iTunes card but that's not really that big of a deal I suppose.
    As helpful as Apple is known to be, they take account security seriously. I'm almost 100% certain that Apple will not give you access to the account without the necessary authentication credentials.
    02-12-2015 10:07 PM
  10. JobSteves's Avatar
    As helpful as Apple is known to be, they take account security seriously. I'm almost 100% certain that Apple will not give you access to the account without the necessary authentication credentials.
    Thanks. I've just accepted this and just made a new Apple ID. I mean it's not Apple's fault that they told me that I should keep my recovery keys and I didn't. I have no one to blame but myself.
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    02-13-2015 09:26 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks. I've just accepted this and just made a new Apple ID. I mean it's not Apple's fault that they told me that I should keep my recovery keys and I didn't. I have no one to blame but myself.
    Been there, done that, my friend but I think it was a Google issue at the time. Now, I store EVERYTHING in my password app...(laughing)
    02-13-2015 09:33 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Been there, done that, my friend but I think it was a Google issue at the time. Now, I store EVERYTHING in my password app...(laughing)
    Yeah if I ever forget the master password, I'm screwed.
    02-13-2015 09:53 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Thanks. I've just accepted this and just made a new Apple ID. I mean it's not Apple's fault that they told me that I should keep my recovery keys and I didn't. I have no one to blame but myself.
    This won't help you this time but get a password keeper app. Put the recovery key there.

    I've got Password Keeper on all my phones and I've put the recovery key in there. It's also in my work phone so it's all synced.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    02-13-2015 11:22 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Make the master password for the password app strong, but easy to remember. Use numbers, letters or symbols that have meaning to only you. But not addresses or birthdays and such. 1Password will give you hints if you forget. The hints can trigger the memory if it's stuff that means something to you.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-13-2015 03:05 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    One really wild a** possible solution popped into my head... if JobSteves has a mac, backed up with TimeMachine... enter TM... and go back in the Notes app on that and see if the note can be found there...
    02-13-2015 03:55 PM
  16. JobSteves's Avatar
    This won't help you this time but get a password keeper app. Put the recovery key there.

    I've got Password Keeper on all my phones and I've put the recovery key in there. It's also in my work phone so it's all synced.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    Oh I did that already for sure. *wink*

    And no I don't have a Mac. I have a PC. but I do appreciate your help anyway more than you can imagine.
    02-14-2015 02:08 AM
  17. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I haven't done anything that required a two-step verification until just now when I tried to buy an app and it asked for my second verification which was going to be the code or whatever that was sent to my phone.

    Here's the rub, I don't have that phone number anymore even though it's the same device, and I had put my recovery code into the notes and had notes synced to/backed up to iCloud but about a month ago I had to restore my phone and now I can't find the synced note.
    Did you go into Manage Apple ID and have the code sent? Depending on how you set it up, the phone number wouldn't be needed. If its the same device, Apple can send the code to it.
    02-14-2015 08:14 AM

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