How to Enable 2-Step Verification in Dropbox Account

Finally Dropbox introduced Two Step Verification to improve security just like Google 2-Step Verification. So your confidential files in your Dropbox are even more secure in cloud.

For enabling 2 step verification, you can choose two different options, a 6-digit security codes on your mobile phone via text messages  if you are using Dropbox in your smartphone you can download the Authenticator app and generate time-sensitive codes locally on the phone itself.

Also Read → How to recover deleted files from Dropbox

Here are the steps to enable Two Step Verification →

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  • Go to Dropbox Security page.
  • At the bottom Account Sign in section you can see a new option Two-step verification. If you are not getting this option you need to install Dropbox’s latest build which you can download from the Dropbox forum.
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    Enable 2-step Authentication

  • Click on “change” and you will get a pop-up, click Get Started and enter your Dropbox password.
    activate 2 step in dropbox

    Enter your Password

  • If you choose Use Text Messages, you will receive a 6-digit code in your mobile. Alternately, if you select Use a Mobile app, scan the provided QR code using your Smartphone and follow the instructions.
    enable 2 step in dropbox

    Select any option

  • If you opt Text message, enter your mobile number and you will then get a validation code. Enter the code received and you are done.
    enable two step in dropbox account

    Enter your Mobile number

  • Also you will get a backup code that you should write down in a safe place, this will be required if you ever lose your mobile phone and need to access your Dropbox account.
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Congrats, now you enabled Two Step Authentication in your Dropbox account. If you face any problem while enabling 2-step, let me know via comments 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing this information with us. I really appreciate your work and hope that to hack any one google account will be more tough now just like impossible.

  2. firdosh joy says:

    Thanks Vivek for this Tutorial to enable 2 step verification in dropbox. This article is really very very helpful.

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