The whole two-factor verification process will keep your account safer even if your password is somehow compromised (or if the device which receives the temporary codes is misplaced). Without both items, it will not be possible to log into the account. It is possible to use a “recovery key” which is generated when you set up two-factor verification to reset a password or to setup a new authorized device though. (Basically you always need to have two out of the following three: The authorized device, your password, and your recovery key.)

Since we recommend that everyone take advantage of two-factor authentication, not just for your Apple ID but also for your Facebook and Google accounts, by all means head over and set this up as soon as you can. [read]

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