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Turning on Two-Step Verification

Here's how to enable Amazon's Two-Step Verification, a feature that adds an extra layer of security by asking you to enter a unique security code in addition to your password on computers and devices that you haven't designated as trusted.

To enable Two-Step Verification:

  1. Go to Your Account and select Change Account Settings.
  2. Click Edit in the Advanced Security Settings section.
  3. Click Get Started to set-up Two-Step Verification.
  4. Add your primary phone number (this phone must be able to receive SMS messages) or download and configure an authenticator app and click Send code.
  5. Enter the code that was sent to your phone number or generated through the authenticator app and click Verify code and continue.
  6. Do either of the following:
    • Add a back-up phone number and decide on delivery format (text message or voice call).
    • Download and configure an authenticator app. This will allow you to generate security codes when you're unable to receive messages to your device.
  7. You won't be able to turn on Two-Step Verification without adding a back-up phone number . This is so that you have a back-up option to receive a security code if you no longer have access to your primary mobile device.

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