i hoped to be able to add an additional calanedar to my echo dot. It is my Apple iCloud calendar. However it seems one must enable two factor authentication on their Apple ID to use it. I really don’t want to do this. It is buggy and have read many horror stories with people being locked out of their iCloud account. My father had a bad experience with it so we keep it firmly off on all our devices. Trouble is this seems to prevent being able to add my iCloud calendar. Surely there must be a way round this. Isn’t an app specific password for Alexa enough without resorting to this? We had no problems adding our outlook/hotmail and google calendars to Alexa so it’s a little frustrating that Apple iCloud is different. A case of Apple being Apple I guess and having to do everything differently from everyone else!
just a thought, we could use another less used Apple ID to create two factor authentication on. Then setup a shared iCloud calendar and share to my Apple ID as well as my wife’s. This other Apple ID will be the one we link Alexa to within the app. So when we want to create calendar entries on our own devices that we don’t mind Alexa being privy to we use this shared calendar. Is this possible seeing as I primarily use Alexa in my own iPhone which of course has its own Apple ID? I suppose this ties into whether Alexa is capable of supporting multiple Apple IDs when linking iCloud calendars?
From High Sierra and iOS 11 two factor authentication is compulsory. You can’t get round it. As is forcing a different password for iCloud from your iTunes (Apple) account. It may seem a bit of a faff but it has made getting into someone else’s account extremely difficult.
it is less a case of Apple being Apple rather than Apple (leading the way again?) enforcing security. Given the increased convergence of Apple software across products this is both a very welcome and very sensible outlook. Want to change or access something private then prove you are who you say you are.
I appreciate this doesn’t resolve your problem but I would have thought that if a way round exists it would be found on the Apple forums...until you update the iOS...
Thank you. It’s not compulsory , at least not yet, on iOS 11 and High Sierra as you have the option on install to decline two factor authentication. But of course it is required to make Alexa use the calendar. But I understand what your saying. I might brave activating it soon as I don’t see that I can achieve my goal here without it.