Hello everyone! Today's post is a small guide for those who use two-factor authentication in Apple ID, and also use Apple Music on their Android – smartphone. At the same time, I'll tell you why I use the service myself.
Perhaps it's worth starting with why I basically use Apple Music on Android. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, my main computer is an iMac and on it my entire library is stored in iTunes. There are many purchased tracks, created playlists, saved music, and more. There are many ways to port this to Android devices, but it will take a decent amount of time each time. Considering how often I change smartphones, I don't have the opportunity to regularly perform such synchronization. Of course, I can import all my playlists into Google Music, but after the imposition of a restriction on four smartphone reassignments per year, this service became completely useless for me.
I don't often listen to new music selections, but it is important for me to have cloud access to my playlists from any device, and Apple Music only provides this access when paying for a subscription. But when there is a subscription, I can either immediately start listening to any track from the library / selection, or download it to my device in two clicks. Such mobility is very captivating, and most importantly, it requires a minimum of action from me. I really like that Apple are slowly entering the app market Android. I really hope that Pages and Notes will appear in the future, although it is not known if the company plans to continue creating analogs of its applications for the competing platform.
Now let's move on to two-factor authentication. I turned it on after reading some scary stories about account withdrawals, etc. But bad luck, I couldn't log in to Android. I entered the login-password, and then received a message that now I need to enter them along with the verification code that will come to the other device. However, I have not seen a separate field for entering this shortcode! Usually the same as: you log in, and then enter the verification code. Having suffered for this for several days, I just put the application aside until I saw that Ilya Kazakov, who wrote about her on Twitter, faced the same problem. Ilya helped me understand what was going on: after the first authorization, you need to re-enter the login-password, and immediately after the password, in the same field, enter the six-digit verification code. The solution, to be honest, is artisanal, because nothing prevented us from making a separate field for this code.
After sorting out the authentication, I started using Apple Music on all test smartphones. The application saves me a lot of time, all my favorite music is always at hand, and the necessary playlists are downloaded in just two clicks. By the way, what application do you use to listen to music?