Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Home Security Email Turning two-step verification on or off for your Microsoft account

Turning two-step verification on or off for your Microsoft account

Every time you sign in to an untrusted device while you have two-step verification turned on, you’ll get a security code in email or on your phone, making sure you’re you. If you’ve turned off two-step verification, you’ll get and resend security codes periodically, along with any time there’s a risk to your account security. If you don’t want to use email, a phone call, or text, you can use the Microsoft Authenticator app to help strengthen your account security and to sign-in without passwords. To turn two-step verification on or off:

  1. Go to Security settings and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Under the Two-step verification section, choose Set up two-step verification to turn it on, or choose Turn off two-step verification to turn it off.
  3. Follow the instructions.

Note: Before you turn on two-step verification, make sure you’ve associated at least three unique security contact email addresses or phone numbers with your account for backup purposes. If you lose your security info and you don’t have a backup contact method available, you can permanently lose your account.

Learn more about two-step verification.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Turning two-step verification on or off for your Microsoft account

Every time you sign in to an untrusted device while you have two-step verification turned on, you'll get a security code in...

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

Whether you are a tin foil hat wearing cyber security aficionado or not, it’s a sad but true fact that our privacy...

Facebook Dating service launches in the UK

Facebook’s new dating service has launched across the UK and Europe for users to find relationships on the social network.

Watch Netflix for Free

You can now watch a few TV programmes and films for free on Netflix – you don't even need to create a...

Recent Comments