How to Turn On 2FA for Amazon

Please note: Specific instructions for enabling 2FA are subject to change without notice. Please check with each website or app for the most up-to-date information on this feature.

Amazon's Two-Step Verification 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.

1. Sign in to your account.

2. Go to “Your Account” and select “Change Account Settings.”

3. Click “Edit” in the Advanced Security Settings section. Then click “Get started.”

4. Add your primary phone number (this phone must be able to receive SMS/text 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 a 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 on your device.

7. Click “Got it. Turn on Two-Step Verification.”


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