How to Generate an App-Specific Password for iCloud
When trying to add your iCloud account to 4Team products like Sync2 Cloud, SyncGene, or vCard Wizard using your regular iCloud password, you may receive an error message that the password is incorrect or requires an app-specific password.
What is an App-Specific Password?
App-specific passwords add an extra layer of security to your iCloud account. They allow you to sign in to your account and securely access information stored in iCloud from a third-party app. App-specific passwords maintain a high level of security and help ensure that your iCloud account password won’t be collected or stored by any third-party apps you use.
How to Generate an App-Specific Password?
Step 1. Open your browser, visit the apple id webpage, click Sign In button and login into your iCloud account using your regular apple id and password.
Step 2. A six-digit verification code will be sent to your mobile device. This is your Two-Factor Authentication key. Enter this code on the web page and you will be logged in to your iCloud account.
Step 3. In the Sign-in and Security window, you will see the option for APP-SPECIFIC PASSWORDS. Click on the View details option.
Step 4. In the App-Specific Passwords, window click the + option.
Step 5. Input the name of the application for which you are generating the app-password, for example: SyncGene or Sync2 Cloud, then click the Create button.
Step 6. An additional popup may appear asking to confirm your iCloud account password. Make sure you input your regular iCloud password, then click the Continue button.
Step 6. Once the iCloud password is confirmed, an app-specific password key will be generated - copy this code before clicking the Done button.
Step 7. Finally, use the generated app-password key instead of your regular password, in the application where you have added your iCloud account.