How to enable two-step verification for Amazon

How to enable two-step verification for Amazon

Aries Ikel picture by Aries Ikel·Updated 20 Oct 2022·about 5 minutes

1

Download Authenticator App

  • Before we start, download Authenticator App by searching for it in your Apple device's App Store.

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

  • Log in to your Amazon account and select Account from the drop-down menu next to your profile picture in the upper right corner.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Step

  • Find and click on Login & security.

    Next Step
4

Next Step

  • Choose Edit beside Two-Step Verification (2SV) Settings.

    Next Step
5

Next Step

  • Here you can get more info on how Two-Factor Authentication works and how to use it. When ready, click on Get Started.

    Next Step
6

Next Step

  • Select Authenticator App as the preferred method of authentication

    Next Step
7

Set up Two-Factor Authentication

  • In this step is shown the QR Code that contains the secret key which you need to scan with Authenticator App. Keep this page open as you reach for your device: iPhone, iPad or iPod.
    Note: Do not scan the demo image shown below.

    Set up Two-Factor Authentication
8

Capture QR Code

  • Open Authenticator App, tap the plus add new Item button, and hold your device up to the computer screen to scan the QR Code from Amazon web page.

    Capture QR Code
9

Verification code

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code, Authenticator App will automatically choose the Amazon logo and autofill the account name and secret key. Click on Save when ready.
    Tip: You can choose the account icon by pressing on add new icon icon

    Verification code
10

Confirm OTP code

  • Once your Amazon account has been successfully added to the Authenticator App, enter the 6-digit code on the Amazon website and click Verify OTP and continue

    Confirm OTP code
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Done!

  • You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication(2FA) to protect your Amazon account, from now on, you will need to enter a One Time Password(OTP) from the Authenticator App when you would like to log in to your Amazon account.

    Done!

You're all set! You've enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your Amazon account. To learn more, visit the Amazon support page. Stay safe!

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