Two-factor authentication adds an extra factor (a generated code, in this case) to your Amazon login process, so even if your account’s password is somehow discovered, your account stays locked without the code. It’s a good idea to get two-factor authentication locked and loaded on any account that offers it. Amazon offers two types of two-factor authentication: you can either receive a text message containing a two-factor code or you can use an authenticator app to generate two-factor codes for you.
Follow along to learn the ins and outs of setting up two-factor authentication for your Amazon account.
- How to set up SMS-based two-factor authentication
- How to set up two-factor authentication with an authenticator app
- How to disable two-factor authentication
How to set up SMS-based two-factor authentication
If you’d prefer to receive your two-factor authentication codes via text message, you’ll want to use this method. Keep in mind you’ll need a second phone number or an authentication app if you use this method — Amazon requires a backup authentication method in the event your primary method is unavailable.
- isit the Amazon Website and log in to your account.
- Hover over Account & Lists in the upper right portion of the site.
3.Click Your Account.
4.Click Login & Security Settings in the Settings section…Read more>>