If Amazon, like mine, is your Go-To online retailer for very much everything, from grocery, clothing, reading, listening to watching tv then I am sure that you want to make sure that your account – along with your credit card information and/or your banking account credentials – is always safe and secure.
Amazon has added Amazon’s Two-Step Verification, which is 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. The next thing you’ll want to do is enabling it on your Amazon’s account.
How to enable Two-Step Verification
For this tutorial, I will be focusing on enabling Amazon’s Two-Step Verification using primary and back-up phone numbers. To enable Two-Step Verification on your Amazon account, you’ll be needing:
- Your Amazon’s account
- Your primary phone number
- Your back-up phone number
Please note that those phone numbers must be able to receive SMS messages or voice call.
Please continue with the following steps:
1. Go to Amazon.com.
2. Go to “Your Account” and select “Change Account Settings.” (see image above).
3. Tap the “Edit” button in the “Advanced Security Settings” section (see image above).
4. Learn more about “Amazon Two-Step Verification, Why do I Need this? How does it work?” and then tap the “Get Started” button to enable Two-Step Verification (see image above).
5. Add your primary phone number (or download and configure an authenticator app), and tap the “Send code” button (see image above).
6. Enter the code that was sent to your phone number (or generated through the authenticator app), and tap the “Verify code and continue” button (see image above).
7. Add your back-up phone number and decide on delivery format – text message or voice call – (see image above).
8. Enter the code that was sent to your back-up phone number, and tap the “Verify code and continue” button (see image above).
Please note that you won’t be able to enable Two-Step Verification without adding a back-up phone number. This back-up option is required to receive a security code if you no longer have access to your primary mobile device.
Alternatively, you can download and configure an authenticator app. This will allow you to generate security codes when you’re unable to receive messages to your device (see image above).
9. Check “Don’t require codes on this device” if you are signing in on your personal device that you often use, otherwise just leave it unchecked (see image above).
10. Tap the “Got it. Turn on Two-Step Verification” button to enable the Two-Step Verification on your Amazon’s account (see image above).
11. You’ll be prompted with “You’ve turned on Two-Step Verification” when it’s been successfully enabled (see image above).
Please note that you’ll be receiving a confirmation e-mail from Amazon:
Thanks for visiting Amazon.com!
Per your request, we have successfully enabled Two-Step Verification on your account. You can always go to Your Account > Change Account Settings to manage your security settings. If you have not made any changes to your security settings recently, please Contact Us.
Thanks again for shopping with us.
The next time you sign in onto your Amazon’s account you’ll be asked to enter the code that was sent to your phone number (see image above). Alternatively, you can disable the Two-Step Verification on your Amazon’s account anytime you want by tapping the “Disable” button on your “Advanced Security Settings” (see image point 11).
Please do not hesitate to leave your question or comments regarding Amazon’s Two-Step Verification in the comment section below. Thank you!