Coinbase: How do I set up two factor authentication?

A simple 11 step guide for solving this common Coinbase problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Before you get started, be sure you have: Email address on the account, Pin/Password on the account
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So you would like to make sure your account is more secure? No problem, we can help you with that. The first thing you will need to do is verify the phone number that you have on file with them. You can do that by first signing into your account with this link.
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Enter your username and password and sign in.
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At the top of the page, click on "Settings"
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Then click "Verify a phone"
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Enter the phone number that you would like to use, then click "Next"
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Once you enter that, the phone number verification screen will come onto your browser. Follow those steps to verify the number.
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Next you will need to install the Authy app. From your phone's browser, click this URL to download the app.
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Install the app on your phone.
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Open the app then enter the phone number you just verified on Coinbase. Once you enter the phone number click "Ok".
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Select the option to receive either a phone call or SMS to retrieve a verification code
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The app will then send a code to your phone. Enter the code they sent you into the app. Once you do that, you should be all set with two factor authentication!
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Author:AdamJune 22nd, 2017

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Coinbase customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: Coinbase: How do I set up two factor authentication?; Pls refund the rest of money to my bank...; Got locked out of adding payments because it keeps telling me my address is wrong; Bought * Bitcoin may **st and * more June *th and it has been taken out of my bank account but still says pending in my coinbase wallet???; SWIPING DEVICE DOES NOT FIT INTO MY IPHONE *s PLUS; My Identity verification is not going through... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 11 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 24 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Coinbase. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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