We’ll guide you on how to access your account by using alternative methods to get the Facebook verification code.
Why Do You Need a Facebook Confirmation Code?
After you have enabled Facebook’s two-factor authentication that we strongly recommend, Facebook will ask you to provide a security or confirmation code to sign in to a new place or device. Learn more about the two-factor method of authentication as well as the reasons you should make use of it to understand more about this security technique. In the absence of two-factor authentication, you’ll only require your email address or username as well as a password to sign in to Facebook. Facebook account.
If you’ve enabled Facebook’s two-factor authentication feature, you’ve added a layer of security that could help protect you and your Facebook account from hacking.
Where Can You Find a Facebook Confirmation Code?
You can acquire a Facebook login code through three methods:
- Facebook can send confirmation codes to a number linked to your account.
- An authentication application, such as Duo and Google Authenticator. Furthermore, it is the case that the Facebook mobile app comes with the Code Generator that generates an automatic fresh security code each 30 – or 60-seconds.
- From an array of Facebook recovery codes, you’ve saved as backup.
Beyond that, you can make a tangible security code to access Facebook via USB as well as NFC.
Because two of the options above require mobile devices, make sure that you have another method of logging back to Facebook if you lose your device.
How to Set Up Facebook’s Two-Factor Authentication
To enable 2-factor authentication on Facebook, simply open Facebook within your browser, click on the Arrowhead at the top of the right corner to open the menu navigation, and then click Settings and Security > Privacy > Settings > Security and Login. Under Two-Factor authentication Click the Edit button on the right side to enable Two-Factor Authentication. In this step, you will need to enter your password.
To enable two-factor authentication, choose the method you’d prefer to make use of to verify your Facebook account. You can choose between an authentication app (recommended) or SMS, Text message (SMS) as well as a security key. Choose your preferred option and then click next.
We chose to use the Text Message option and entered the six-digit code Facebook sent to our mobile. You can choose to use a phone number that is already linked to your account, or create the number of a different one. After you’ve entered your Facebook confirmation code and clicked “Finish” for the first time to finish your initial set-up.
You can now add an authentication application to save recovery codes and make a security key by clicking the Setup button after the appropriate method. You can also modify the number of your phone that Facebook utilizes to send you a login code. you just need to hit manage on that text message (SMS) option.
If you need a temporary way to disable two-factor authentication for a while, select to turn off on Facebook’s 2FA settings page and you’ll be able to log in with your normal login credentials.
How to Access the Facebook Code Generator
Code Generator is a simple option to get two-factor authentication codes without having a mobile number. This tool comes to your aid when on the move or don’t have cell phone reception. Code Generator is available in the Facebook application available for iOS as well as Android.
To access Facebook Code Generator, you must access Facebook Code Generator from Android or iOS start the Facebook application and tap the hamburger button on the right side of the screen then scroll down, open the Settings and privacy menu, and then choose code Generator. This is where you’ll be able to see the tool perform a new security code at intervals of 30 and 60 minutes.
Lost Your Phone and Can’t Use Code Generator?
If you’ve set up your smartphone to act as the password to your Facebook account and it gets lost or damaged, this could pose a challenge. This is what you can accomplish in the case you are denied access to Code Generator.
1. Let Facebook Text You a Confirmation Code
Do you have access to the mobile number you entered as part of two-factor authentication? Maybe your provider can give you a brand new SIM that has the same number. If so you should let Facebook contact you with a confirmation number. However, Facebook can only use the same number for two-factor authentication even if you’ve added additional phone numbers on your profile.
When you see the screen asking for your login password Choose Do you require a different method to sign in? (bottom left) and then click to text me a login password and then just wait for the code to arrive. You can also allow Facebook to contact you.
2. Use a Saved Recovery Code
After creating two-factor authentication you could save a collection of recovery codes to use as a backup. Perhaps you printed the code and took a picture or even wrote it down and kept it in secure storage space.
If you’ve not saved your codes for recovery, be sure to save them when you gain control of your Facebook account. If you are denied access to Code Generator, you can make use of any of the codes below to sign into Facebook on a different device or from a different location.
3. Approve the Login From an Authorized Device
If you log in successfully to Facebook on a new device, app, or internet browser, Facebook asks you whether you’d like to keep the password. You don’t require an account login code next time you wish to log into Facebook using the authorized device and/or location. If you are unable to use the Code Generator, this could be your backdoor to the Facebook accounts you have.
Try accessing Facebook through a browser or apps you’ve previously used. Perhaps you’re using your old laptop, workplace computer, or even your tablet. If you locate an item that allows you to still log into Facebook you’ll see an email inviting you to accept your new password.
4. Confirm Your Identity
Doesn’t work? Request on Facebook. The menu that appears up after selecting the alternative method to verify your identity (see choice 1) Choose the option to get more help and allow Facebook to guide you through the steps needed to restore your account.
You’ll need to enter an email address, and then upload a photocopy of your ID. It could include a passport driver’s license or national ID card or any other official document.
After you have submitted the required information, Facebook will email you with additional steps to complete your account recovery.
You can also use the above recovery method using any browser, whether on desktops or mobiles. Visit m.facebook.com and log in using your mobile number, email address, your username, password or. If you are asked for your login code, select the one you want to use. Having issues? Don’t have access to my mobile > Continue.
On the next screen, Facebook will prompt that you need to sign in using an established browser. If this isn’t possible then select “Contact Us”. Similar to the above, you’ll need to provide the email you used to sign up, but ideally, one that is linked to your account, and upload your ID along with an account message to Facebook.
Did you get again into Facebook? Make sure to save your recovery codes, install an authentication application that is new and also change the other options for recovery.
Back on Facebook, But Lost Your Mobile Device?
To block access to your account on Facebook from the loss of your laptop or phone and to prevent access to your Facebook account from a lost laptop or phone, close the app session. If you’ve registered using your phone’s ID on Facebook, head to the Facebook settings and Privacy > Settings > Mobile mobile > Forgot your handset?, and click the Log out on phone button.
If you’ve lost an item other than your phone or if it’s not yet established an account for your phone, you can use several methods to log off of Facebook on other devices.
Visit Facebook (on a recognized phone) > Settings & Security > Settings > Security, and Login > Where You’re logged In Find the relevant session, then Log out. If you’re not sure, stop all sessions. This will remove you from the app. of the application.
When you receive your phone back or install Code Generator on a new phone You can save backup codes, as explained in the previous paragraph. You can also install another app from a third party for generating codes.
Also, in the future, ensure that at least one device, aside from your phone or laptop, is a valid login. You could have a computer at home with access to. Make sure that you only let Facebook keep track of devices and places that are safe and private. Also, regularly review the list of authorized Logins along with taking down obsolete items.
Keep Your Facebook Account Safe
Every day we hear from users who have been denied access to Facebook. We can’t assist the majority of them since they didn’t create options for recovery, or were unable to access their passwords and when hackers gained access to accounts, the personal data was wiped. In such cases, it is your only prayer that Facebook will assist you in recovering your account.
Don’t allow it to get this far. It takes only some minutes to enable 2-factor authentication, and then keep Facebook recover codes. While you’re there make sure to change your email address and the number associated with the Facebook account. If disaster strikes again, you’ll be able to get your Facebook account back.