How to Secure Your Dropbox By Enabling Two-Step Verification

How to Secure Your Dropbox By Enabling Two-Step Verification

Dropbox has recently introduced a two-step verification process to enhance account security. This feature is similar to Gmail’s, where users can link their mobile devices to their accounts. When attempting to log in, a unique code is sent to the mobile device to confirm the login’s legitimacy. This two-step verification is available worldwide, not just for smartphones, making it accessible to all users. Let’s get started!

Enabling Two-Step Verification in Dropbox

Step 1: Sign in to your Dropbox account and open the security settings. Step 2: In the security settings page, scroll down to the Account sign-in section and find “Two-step verification settings.” Click on “change” to enable it. Step 3: Dropbox will start a wizard to authenticate your mobile device for the two-step verification process. You can choose either text-based or app-based verification. If you don’t have a smartphone or prefer simplicity, you can choose the text message option.

How to Secure Your Dropbox By Enabling Two-Step Verification

Note: The service is free from Dropbox but your service provider may charge you for the text messages. Please confirm with your operator before proceeding. Step 4: Next, enter your mobile phone number and country code. Dropbox will send a unique 6-digit code to verify it. Enter the code in the Dropbox wizard to link your phone and account. Step 5: After enabling two-step verification, Dropbox will provide an emergency code for use in an emergency. Save the security code on Evernote or a preferred note-taking service.

How to Secure Your Dropbox By Enabling Two-Step Verification

After completing two-step verification for your account, each time you log in from an untrusted computer, your linked mobile will receive a unique one-time code. You must enter the code to access your account. Two-step verification is also available on Dropbox for desktops.

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I have always worried about the security of my files on Dropbox. However, with the addition of two-step verification, I am now at ease. Remember to update Dropbox on all your devices and relink them using the two-step verification process.

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