It’s important to add an extra layer of security to your account in order to provide more safeguard to the confidential and personal data. We have already made posts on how to set up two-factor authentication for Apple ID, how to set up two-factor authentication for Apple ID, two-step verification for Google account, and WhatsApp account. And now, it’s time to set up two-step verification for Nest account to offer more security to the Home security camera, thermostat, smoke detector and other devices.
In the wake of rampant hacking (case in point Yahoo accounts), it’s better to be on the safer side and don’t allow any chance to hackers to steal confidential data. Fortunately, Nest has ensured your account has the much-needed security to remain protected. The process of enabling two-step verification for Nest account is quite simple. Once you have enabled it, you will need to enter the verification code, which would be sent on your registered phone number, along with the passwords while signing in. Let’s head over to find out how it works!
How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Nest Account on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch the Nest app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, tap on the menu button at the top left corner of the screen.
Step #3. Now, you need to tap the Account button.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Manage account.
Step #5. Now, you have to tap on Account Security.
Step #6. Up next, tap on 2-setp verification.
Step #7. Enter your Nest account passwords. Then, you need to enter your mobile number where you want it to send verification codes.
Step #8. Enter the six-digit 2FA code which has been sent to your phone. Then, tap Continue.
Step #9. Finally, tap on Done on the confirmation screen.
That’s it! From now onwards, whenever you sign in to your Nest account, you will need both your passwords and verification code to sign in. Hence, make sure you have access to this phone number while signing into your account.
If you ever don’t want two-step verification enabled, you can easily disable it by following the same steps and then turning off the switch in the end.
Make sure to keep your account protected. Though it’s not impregnable, you are better off keeping it enabled.
I would recommend you to read these related posts like how to use the home app and customize HomeKit accessories on iPhone, and how to use Home from Control Center in iOS 10.