We all know that the internet is like an open book. Thanks to social media and so many other apps, people and their information remain online 24/7. Sometimes, people share too much information over the internet that is not necessary. On the other hand, sometimes it is necessary to share important information over the internet. We will talk about the second one.
Nowadays we already have so much data that it is impossible to store all of them on our PC/smartphone with compact memory. Hence, we look to file storage services like Dropbox. Using it we can store personal data as well as share files with our personal/business contacts. However, with the improvement in technology, digital thieves have also improved their modus operandi. Therefore, it is imperative to keep our information safe. Here, the best bet is enable two-factor authentication for Dropbox.
In this guide, we have explained the entire process of enabling two-factor authentication. Usually, we use passwords for the different applications we use. For security aspects, we usually change our passwords regularly. However, hackers can hack passwords by implementing different password hacking mechanisms. Compared to that, two-factor authentication provides better security and user engagement. Hence, it reduces the chance of unauthorized access or theft of files to a great extent. Two-factor authentication is just as popular as 2FA or 2-step verification.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Dropbox
You must keep this in mind that two-factor authentication cannot be performed from a smartphone app. So we’ll be using our PC/laptop and accessing our Dropbox account to enable two-factor authentication. Here we have laid out the exact steps that you must follow to do this.
Set up 2FA
When you enable two-factor authentication, each time you log into your account, you will receive a text with a verification code on your phone.
There is also another option where an authenticator will generate a timestamp code every time you want to log in to your account.
I’m going with the text message option because that’s how I like it.
- Now you will see a dialog in which you have to enter your phone number. Make sure the country code is correct depending on the country you are from.
- After you enter your phone number, on the same number you will receive a verification code.
- This verification code you have to enter in your drop box verification dialog.
- You will then see another optional feature to add a backup phone number that can receive a security code if the first number is lost.
One-time backup code
You’ll be provided with a one-time backup code that you can use to log into your account in case you don’t receive the code via text message. So as a precaution, keep the one-time backup code in a safe place . When you copy the one-time backup code, click Next to complete the whole process.
Every time you sign in to Dropbox from any other device, you’ll receive a request for a verification code along with your regular password you’ve set for the app.
This means that if someone tries to informally access your account, on your phone, you will receive a verification code. No one can immediately log into your account like that.
So we hope that you can now Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Dropbox. Continue tracking Xiandroid to read more such informative articles.