Here we can see, “My “iPhoneID is due to expire today.” No It’s Not! Here’s The Truth”
“Your iPhoneID is due to expire today,” says a text message you just received. And you have no idea why. This isn’t a simple message; it’s a ruse! In this article, I’ll explain what to do if you get this notice and how to prevent it permanently.
“Your iPhoneID is due to expire today.” What’s Really Going On?
A scammer is attempting to steal your iCloud account information, which is why you received this warning. If you click the link (please don’t! ), you’ll be directed to a website where you’ll be asked to enter your iCloud email address and password. Nothing happens when you submit your information, but a scammer has access to your email and password, which they can exploit to steal your identity.
How To Report This Spam To Your Wireless Carrier
If you have AT&T, Bell, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon as your wireless carrier, you can report these types of texts to them to assist them in stopping scammers from contacting you and everyone you know.
Copy the message and send it to 7726 to report spam to your wireless carrier. This message will not be charged to your account!
Gently press and hold the text message to copy it, then tap copy.
In the To: field of a new message, type 7726. The number may show as 772-6. Then, when the choice shows on your iPhone’s display, hit the Text Message field and tap Paste. Press the send button. Use the green send arrow in the Messages app to report the fraudster!
After you’ve reported the message, make careful to delete the original message to eliminate the possibility of mistakenly tapping the link.
I Accidentally Clicked The Link!
Close the Safari program by double-clicking the Home button and swiping it up and off the screen if you’ve already clicked the link. Then, open the Settings app and tap Safari -> Delete History and Website Data to clear Safari history and website data. If you want to learn visually, check out our video on deleting Safari history!
Contact Apple Support
Visit Apple’s help page if you input your iCloud account information to prevent scammers from using your personal information to purchase or steal your identity.
Set Up Two-Factor Authentication
Setting up two-factor authentication is another proactive measure you can take to keep your iCloud information safe. On iPhones, iPads, iPods running iOS 9 or later, and Macs running Mac OS X El Capitan or later, two-factor authentication is available. This feature adds an extra layer of security to your account, which can help protect your sensitive data.
Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap your name at the top of the screen to enable Two-Factor Authentication. Then go to Password & Security -> Two-Factor Authentication and turn it on.
Click the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and select System Preferences to enable Two-Factor Authentication on your Mac. After that, go to iCloud -> Account Details and type in your iCloud password. Then, under the Security tab, select Enable Two-Factor Authentication.
Safe & Sound!
Now that your iPhone is safe and secure, scammers won’t be able to steal your information. We hope that this article clarified why you received the notification “Your iPhoneID is about to expire today.” If it did, please let us know in the comments section below!
I hope you found this guide useful. If you’ve got any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to use the shape below.
1. Why am I being asked to double-check the phone number associated with my Apple ID?
Why does it say “Update Apple ID Phone Number” on my iPhone? Because Apple is alerting you to make sure the trusted Phone Number connected with your Apple ID is up to date, your iPhone indicates “Update Apple ID Phone Number.” You risk losing access to your account if it isn’t.
2. I don’t have a phone number, so how do I get into iCloud?
You can set a new trusted device and/or SMS text number to receive codes by login into your AppleID in a web browser with your password and recovery key. You won’t be able to log in without the verification code if your Apple ID uses two-factor authentication or two-step verification.
3. What happens when you add a phone number to your Apple ID?
After you submit your mobile phone number as your Apple ID, you will receive a verification code at that number. In the fields provided, enter the verification code from the text. Re-register for all Apple services using your new Apple ID.
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