How to set up two-factor authentication for Reddit

How to set up two-factor authentication for Reddit

Kevin Archer picture by Kevin Archer·Updated 07 Jul 2022·about 6 minutes

1

Download Authenticator App

  • Before we start, download Authenticator App by searching for it in your Apple device's App Store or click on the button below Download on the App Store

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

  • Log in your Reddit account and click on your username in the top right of your screen, then click User Settings.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Page - Safety & Privacy

  • Find and click on Safety & Privacy tab.

    Next Page - Safety & Privacy
4

Set up Two-Factor Authentication

  • Scroll down and from Advanced Security option toggle on Use two-factor authentication.

    Set up Two-Factor Authentication
5

Confirm Your Reddit Password

  • A pop-up window will appear for you to confirm your Reddit password. To continue, enter your password and click Confirm.

    Confirm Your Reddit Password
6

2FA QR Code

  • 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.

    2FA QR Code
7

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 given QR Code from Reddit. You can also enter the 2FA key into your authenticator app manually if you prefer.

    Capture QR Code
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6-digit code from Authenticator App

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

    6-digit code from Authenticator App
9

Verify 2-factor authentication code

  • Once your Reddit account has been successfully added to the Authenticator App, enter the 6-digit code on the Reddit website and click Complete setup

    Verify 2-factor authentication code
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Two-Factor Authentication Enabled

  • Now your Reddit account is protectd with an extra layer of security ensuring no one, even if knowing your password, can access it. Press on OK and that's all.

    Two-Factor Authentication Enabled

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

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get the authentication app for Reddit?

    Go to your Apple device's App Store and search for Authenticator App or if you can't find it in the App Store, click this button Download on App Store

  • How do I get the 6-digit code from Authenticator app?

    To receive a 6-digit code on your device via Authenticator App, you'll need to copy the given key from the Reddit app and enter it in the Authenticator App to link it to Reddit.

  • How do I disable two-factor authentication?

    You can only disable two-factor authentication option if you are logged in your Reddit account.

  • Authenticator codes stopped working? How to fix this issue.

    If Authenticator App codes not working, this issue might be related to your device's time sync problem. To fix it, turn on Set Automatically in Settings > General > Date & Time. This will set your date and time automatically based on your time zone.

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