Most iOS users who download beta software know that they shouldn’t really download the software onto a device that they use every day. Beta software is not stable and is full of bugs, that is why it is in beta, so that it can be tested to see what needs fixing and what needs changing. Most developers tend to install the beta software onto a spare iOS device, one that is kept purely for testing purposes, so that they don’t risk losing the iPhone or iPad that they use every day. Unfortunately, some people got a bit eager about iOS 10 and downloaded the beta software onto their regular devices.
Image : Apple ID Locked Error iOS 10
We are now starting to hear reports from some of these user that their devices are, in effect, unusable after they encountered an “Apple ID Locked” error message. Apple says that this could be down to two-step verification but not all of those affected actually had the feature enabled. This has led to suggestions that there could be a bug in iOS 10 beta 2 which is affecting a proportion of users.
Image : Apple ID Locked Error
Right now, the Cupertino company say that they don’t know what the true cause is and that there isn’t a great deal that they can do. However, they have given some guidance on this type of error and a couple of suggestions on what you can do. First of all, you may see one of three different error messages :
- This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons
- You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons
- This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons
If you are unfortunate to see one of these when you are trying to download iOS 10 beta 2, you should visit iforgot.apple.com [ext link]. You will now have two options to choose from:
- Sign in using your password
- Change your password to a new one
Just keep in mind that, if you have tried to log in unsuccessfully too many times, you will be locked out and will be unable to try signing in again the next day.
If you have enabled two-step verification on your iPhone or iPad, there are two things you can do:
- Disable it completely, or
- Unlock it using a trusted phone number or a trusted device
Disable Two-Step Verification :
- Go to apple.com
- Click on Manage Your Apple ID
- Use your Apple ID to sign in
- Click on Password and Security
- Click on Turn off Two-Step Verification to turn the feature off
- Choose new security questions
- Verify your date of birth
- Give an alternative email address in case you need “Rescuing” in the future – not required but recommended
You will get an email confirming that you have disabled Two-Step Verification
There is a way to go yet before iOS 10 download [ext link] is released to the public and so much can happen in that time. With any luck, we won’t see errors of this kind in the public release because Apple will have had sufficient time to iron them out. Also check out our iOS 10 Jailbreak article if you are interested in installing Cydia [ext link] on iOS 10 firmware .