How to enable 2FA on Xbox

How to enable 2FA on Xbox

Xbox has the ability to require two-factor authentication or 2FA when you sign in with your Microsoft account. While a complex and unique password might seem like it will suffice, having another layer of security on your Xbox is a smart idea. You don’t want people to get ahold of your account with potentially thousands of dollars of games on there. Fortunately, the process to set it up is easy.

Step 1: Understand how Xbox 2FA works

The best way to think about Xbox 2FA is to imagine two padlocks on a door, except one requires a unique code that is sent to your phone or email account. If someone tries to get into that door — or in this case, your Xbox account — they need to have access to that unique code. Basically, your password is only the first step. Whenever you log in, however, you’ll need that code. Thankfully, you can set your Xbox to be a trusted device so that you only need to put it in once. Read more…

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