iOS: From time to time Apple will release a minor update that fixes a random little issue with its operating systems. This time around it’s the Apple ID page in 10.3, which finally has a more consistent settings page with access to everything from two-factor authentication to serial numbers on your other devices.
Open the Settings app and you will immediately see your Apple ID information at the top of the screen. Tap on it and you’ll have access to a number of things related to iCloud, your ID, and iTunes. Most of these were included in previous versions of iOS, but now everything is accessible on one page.
The first thing you can tap is your name, phone numbers, and email. You can also change your date of birth and change your settings for different email newsletters if you receive them.
Then there’s the password and security, which was previously buried under a bunch of different pages. Here, you can enable two-factor authentication, change your trusted phone numbers, and request verification codes to sign into your iCloud account on other devices. Previously, you had to tap Settings> iCloud> Apple ID> Password & Security to access this page, which was cumbersome and poorly located. Now it’s super easy to access. If you haven’t enabled two-factor authentication, now is a great time to do so.
The Payment & Shipping section is exactly as you’d expect, as are the iTunes and App Store sections, but the iCloud menu is worth diving into. Now you’ll get a nice visual breakdown of what’s taking up storage space in iCloud, and you can easily toggle the apps and services that have access to iCloud sync. Previously, this was hidden under a separate iCloud Drive page, so it’s nice to have everything in one place.
Finally, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find all the other devices that are signed in to your Apple ID, like Macs, Apple watches, or iPads. You can quickly access serial numbers, check if Find My Device is turned on, or even delete old devices you no longer own. Of course, if some devices listed here shouldn’t be, you can delete it, sign out of your account, and then go back to the Password & Security page to change your password.
None of this is revolutionary, but it’s nice to finally have one place to manage everything related to your Apple ID. Over the years, this has all bounced off different bizarre pages, or been hidden away in non-obvious places.