How to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for ProtonMail

How to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for ProtonMail

Aries Ikel picture by Aries Ikel·Updated 04 May 2022

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 your ProtonMail account and click on Settings in the top right, then choose Go to settings.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Step

  • Click on Account and password and toggle on Two-factor authentication.

    Next Step
4

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 by 2Stable. Keep this window open as you reach for your iPhone or other Apple device.
    Note: Do not scan the demo image shown below.

    Set up two-factor authentication
5

Capture QR Code

  • Open Authenticator App and at the bottom of the screen, tap the plus add Item button and hold your device up to the computer screen to scan the QR Code.

    Capture QR Code
6

Two-Factor Authentication Code (2FA)

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code, Authenticator App will automatically choose the ProtonMail logo and autofill the account name and secret key. Tap on Save when ready.

    Two-Factor Authentication Code (2FA)
7

Verify Your 2FA Code

  • First, you need to enter the password for your ProtonMail account. Secondly, type the code from Authenticator App on the ProtonMail website in the Two-factor authentication code field and click Submit

    Verify Your 2FA Code
8

Save Recovery Codes

  • Your ProtonMail account is now protected. You can copy the recovery codes into Authenticator App or save them in a safe place. Press on Ok and that's all.

    Save Recovery Codes

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

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