It always pays to remain one step ahead and have the much-needed security to ward off hacking. That's why we have already made posts on how to set up two-factor authentication for Apple ID, two-step verification for Google account, WhatsApp and Nest account. Now, I'm all geared up to set up two-step verification for Twitter on iPhone and on the web.
Once you have enabled login verification for Twitter, you will have to enter the verification code when logging into your account. The code would be sent to your phone number associated with your account via SMS. Let's head over to find out more about how it works!
How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Twitter on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Twitter on your iOS device → Tap on Me tab at the bottom right corner → Tap on the gear icon.
Step #2. Next up, you need to select Settings in the menu.
Step #3. Tap on Account → Tap on Security.
Step #4. Now, turn on the switch next to Login verification → Tap on Confirm at the bottom.
Step #5. Tap on Start. Then, enter your Twitter password to enroll in login verification.
Step #6. Now, check out the phone number associated with your Twitter account. Tap on Send Code. Then, enter the number sent to your phone number.
Next, tap on Get Backup Code to generate a code. Make sure to remember this code for back up. I would recommend you to take a screenshot of the code and email it to yourself to easily access it in future.
Now, whenever you log in to your Twitter account, you will have to enter verification code which would be sent to your associated phone number.
If you ever want to disable the two-step verification, follow all the steps mentioned above and turn off the switch next to Login verification.
How to Set Up Two-Step Verification for Twitter on the Web
Step #1. Open any web browser on your iOS device and head over to twitter.com.
Step #2. Now, click on your profile and select Settings and Privacy.
Step #3. Next, tick-mark the box next to Login verification under Security.
Step #4. Click on Start. Then, enter your Twitter password.
Step #5. Now, you need to confirm your phone number associated with your account. Next, click on Send code.
Note: If your phone number is linked to other Twitter account, you will receive an SMS confirming your number.
Step #6. Enter the code sent to your account. Then, click Submit.
Step #7. Now, click on Get Backup Code to generate a backup code which you may need in future.
Later, if you wish to disable the two-factor authentication, follow the same steps mentioned above and then deselect the box next to Login verification, click on Save changes. You will have to enter your password to confirm the change.
How to Generate Temporary Password on twitter.com
Once you have enabled Login verification for your Twitter account on the web, you will have to use a temporary password to sign in to your account on other devices or apps. The temporary passwords automatically expire after one hour. They don’t require to sign in to your account on your iOS device or twitter.com.
Step #1. Go to twitter.com and click on your profile. Then, select Settings and Privacy.
Step #2. Click on Generate app password.
Step #3. Now, enter your password and click on Generate.
Step #4. Next, click on the temporary passwords to copy it.
The Bottom Line
It's better to enable two-step verification as it offers more safeguard to your account. There is also an option to let the app ask for personal information while resetting the account. If anyone tries to tinker with your account or reset your password, he will have to enter your personal information like your phone number. (open twitter.com → profile → Settings and Privacy → check the box next to Password reset.)
There are some important posts like how to use Night Mode, how to use Twitter QR code, how to download Twitter videos, how to delete and deactivate the Twitter account, and how to mute abusive words in Twitter on iPhone and iPad which I would recommend you to check out.
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