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iMac won't Trust iPhone


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I'm trying to back up my iPhone X to my iMac before I upgrade to my new iPhone 12 but, after going through the "trust this device" sequence, my iMac won't deliver the code I'm supposed to enter on my iPhone. It just times out. 😕. I've restarted both computer and iPhone and I've reset Network and Privacy settings on the iPhone, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

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I don't think there's a 2FA code as part of the device trusting process, because you're not actually signing into an account. Normally, when asked to trust each device, you just need to enter your iPhone passcode.

Also, for what it's worth, I've found it easier and just as reliable to transfer directly from phone to phone rather than via an on-computer backup.