Turn on iMessage contact key verification

iMessage contact key verification It is a functionality that the Apple service offers with the security of being able to help offer greater security in the exchange of messages between two iMessage servers with full guarantee. But even with all the security guarantees offered, there are still more keys that are added and that we outline so that they can be applied.

This functionality came into effect in December 2022 along with many of its protective security improvements within the accounts we manage in iCloud. If we are under suspicion of some type of hacking, This is a sign that they will not be able to interrupt us, even this system offers much more professional guarantees at journalistic and political levels and in more prominent positions in high-ranking positions.

What does “Turn on iMessage contact key verification” mean?

iMesagge contact key verification is a feature that ensures additional security when sending messages between two persons. It allows you to verify that you are sending the message only to the person you want, without intermediaries.

How does this iMessage contact key verification work?

Your messages are always protected and are designed to be end-to-end encrypted so that between you and your receiver can only know the message you are sending. Not even Apple can know the traffic that exists between the people who share these messages, but thanks to this function of “check” It is helping to protect messages much more.

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With this key verification you can ratify with complete confidence that said messages are being sent with complete confidence. To know with certainty that this verification is real, the sender must have this verification of the iMessage contact keys activated. When you receive the message, also receive an alert if there is an error in said verification. If there is an intruder in said conversation, he will be caught in said conversation.

Can Manually verify contacts by comparing verification codes. When doing it manually, several iMessage contact keys are used, with which they are verified with the other contact and notified that the code is correct.

How do I activate iMessage contact key verification?

To activate key verification you have to follow a few simple steps:

  • We open the application Settings (or Settings in System on your Mac computer) and then select your name.
  • Scroll down and access Verification of contact codes.
  • Activate contact key verification and access Continue.
  • Compare verification codes on the device with the other person

With this option, both you and the person you are messaging They must be connected to a Wi-Fi network that is active to be able to do this verification. On the screen you must perform the action “Verify contact” following the following steps:

  • We open the messages and then we touch the I thread the messages.
  • We select the contact to see the details of the conversation.
  • We move down and touch “Verify contact”.
  • The other person can already “Verify contact” and that is when the code appears.

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This is when we can verify the code in person via FaceTime or through another secure call. It is also when we must assume that the codes match, If so, we play “Tick” as verified to add the verification code to that person's contact card. If the codes do not match, that message may not be being sent.

Do you want to make a public verification code?

  • To do this, open the app and then tap your name.
  • We scroll down and access “Contact password verification”.
  • We touch “Show public verification code”.
  • To share in public, we tap on “Copy verification code”. Then we can share the code with someone else or we can share it online so it can be used.

What do you have to take into account to be able to use iMessage contact key verification?

To use iMessage contact key verification on your iPhone phone and any device like Mac, iPad, Apple Vision Pro or Apple Watch, you need to use have the latest version iOS 17.2 updated or a later version, iPadOS 17.2 or a later version. In watchOS 10.2 or a later version. For macOS 14.2 or later, and on visionOS 1.1 or later, on all devices where you're signed in with iMessage with Apple ID.

On all devices you must Sign in to iCloud and iMessage with the same Apple ID. It has also been activated iCloud keychain on all devices.

It must also be have two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID and a passcode or password for all your devices.