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How to Turn On or Off "Two-step Verification" for your Microsoft Account

2014-04-01 10:32:12 / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Microsoft adds new two-step verification features for Microsoft account to better protect your Microsoft account security. It is an extra layer to your account security. In this article, we will show you how to either turn on or turn off two-step verification for your Microsoft account.

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What is "Two-step Verification"?

"2-step verification" is a popular and widely used security feature which is mainly used by email service providers and social networking websites such as Gmail, Facebook, etc. It uses two ways to verify your identity whenever you sign in to your Microsoft account:

Thus, even someone knows your user ID and password, he can't log into your account until he enters the correct security code which he'll never get. 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.

How to Turn on "Two-step Verification" for your Microsoft Account?

Enabling two-step verification on your Microsoft account will enable it across all Microsoft services that currently support two-step verification, like Windows, Outlook.com, Office, and SkyDrive. Now let's take a look at the detailed steps:

Now, you have 3 ways to receive your first or second verification code.

Way 1: Use alternative email address

Way 2: Use a Phone Number

Way 3: Use authenticator App on Smart Phone or Device

Two-step verification is now turned on for your Microsoft account. Some services and products that require a Microsoft account have may not support two-step verification just yet, for example, your Xbox 360 and Windows Phone. Then you'll need to create a unique app password in Microsoft account to sign in for each app or device that can't prompt you for a security code.

How to Turn off "Two-step Verification" for your Microsoft Account?

For any reasons, you may want to disable the Two-step verification of your Microsoft account. Turing off it is as easy as turning on; simply follow steps below:

To sum up, following our tutorial you can either set up the Two-step verification for your Microsoft account or turn off it whenever you would like to.

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Turn On or Off "Two-step Verification" for your Microsoft Account