Welcome, in this post we teach you how to Add Coinbase to Authenticator. When you enable 2FA, also known as two-step verification, Coinbase will require a special code in addition to your regular password when signing into the app. This code can be sent to you via SMS or by using an authenticator app like Google Authenticator.
How to Add Add Coinbase to Authenticator
Step 1. Open the Coinbase app on your phone or tablet
Step 2. Tap the menu ☰. It’s the three horizontal lines at the bottom-right corner (or top-left, on some models) of the screen.
Step 3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy. It’s near the bottom of the screen. This opens another set of menu options.
Step 4. Tap Security and Login. It’s in the “Security” section.
Tap Use two-factor authentication. It’s about halfway down the page.
Step 5. Select a security method. If you want to receive confirmation codes via SMS text message, tap Text Message (SMS). If you have an authentication app like Google Authenticator or Authy, tap Authentication App.
Step 6. Tap the blue Continue button.
Step 7. Set up your security method. The final steps will be different depending on the security method you chose:
If you are using SMS: Add your phone number and tap Continue. When you receive the 6-digit authentication code via text message, enter it into the box and tap Continue. Last, tap Done to confirm.
Using an authentication app.
while if you’re using the phone that the authentication app is installed on, tap the long string of letters and numbers at the bottom of the screen to copy it to your clipboard, launch your authentication app, and then enter it on the screen where you add new accounts.
Related: How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Your Facebook Account.
How to Add Coinbase to Authenticator using a third-party app
Step 1. Open the Coinbase app on your device.
Step 2. Select the three horizontal dots menu icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 3. Select “Settings” from the list of menu options.
Step 4. Under “Security,” select “Security and Login.”
Step 5. Next, select “Use two-factor authentication.”
Step 6. Under “Add a Backup Method,” select “Authentication App.” Coinbase will recommend a third-party authentication app if you don’t already have one installed on your device.
Step 7. If you already have a third-party app installed, use the QR code or copy and paste the code into your authentication app.
Step 8. Select “Continue” and a pop-up will say that Coinbase wants to open your already-installed app. Select “Open.”
Step 8. Enter the confirmation code in the text box and then select “Continue.”
Step 9. You should now be able to receive access codes from your third-party authentication app anytime you try to log into Coinbase from an unfamiliar account.