Windows 10: Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification

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  1. Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification


    How to: Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]
    Information Two-step verification uses two ways to verify your identity whenever you sign in to your Microsoft account:
    • Your password
    • An extra security code
    Two-step verification helps protect your account by making it more difficult for a hacker to sign in, even if they've somehow learned your password. If you turn on two-step verification, you'll see an extra page every time you sign in on a device that isn't trusted. The extra page prompts you to enter a security code to sign in. We can send a new security code to your phone or your alternate email address, or you can obtain one through an authenticator app on your smartphone.

    If you turn off two-step verification, you won't be prompted for a security code when you sign in to your Microsoft account on a device that isn't trusted.

    For more information, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off two-step verification protection for your Microsoft account.

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]
    Note Some apps (like the mail apps on some smartphones) or devices (like the Xbox 360, for example) can't prompt you to enter a security code when you try to sign in. If you get an incorrect password error with an app or device, you'll need to create a unique app password to sign in. Once you've signed in with your app password, you're all set to use that app or device.

    You will need to create and sign in with a different app password for each app or device that can't prompt you for a security code.

    For how, see:

    Create or Remove App Passwords in your Microsoft Account when Two-Step Verification is Turned On

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On Two-step Verification for your Microsoft Account
    • Option Two: To Turn Off Two-step Verification for your Microsoft Account




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Turn On Two-step Verification for your Microsoft Account
    1. Go to your Microsoft account online, and sign in if you are not already.

    2. Click/tap on the Security tab, and click/tap on the more security options at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Set up two-step verification link under the Two-step verification section. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    5. Follow any steps that apply to you in the screenshot below, and click/tap on Next.

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    6. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Turn Off Two-step Verification for your Microsoft Account
    1. Go to your Microsoft account online, and sign in if you are not already.

    2. Click/tap on the Security tab, and click/tap on the more security options at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Turn off two-step verification link under the Two-step verification section. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    turn off two-step verification

    Hi Holt,

    Go to Sign in to your Microsoft account, and sign in with your Microsoft account.

    Select more security options

    Under Two-step verification, choose turn off two-step verification to turn it off

    Follow the instructions from there . . .
     
    DaveM121, Oct 26, 2019
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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft community. I will certainly assist you with the issue.

    I suggest you to turn off the two-step verification in the Microsoft account and check if it helps.

    Refer to the steps given in the link below:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

    Note: If two step verification is turned off, you will have to verify your identity with security codes periodically, when there might be a risk to your account security.

    Hope this helps. Get back to us for further assistance.
     
    Swathi Ravichandran, Oct 26, 2019
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