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.
What You Need To Know about 2fa Verification
The two-step authentication (or 2FA) is one of the most important things that help protect your XBox account with extra security.
2FA makes it much more difficult for others to get into your Xbox Live account.
The verification method relies on two distinct forms of identity which include your account password, and a method of contact.
This means that even if someone gets ahold of your password, they will not be able to gain access to your other devices or accounts.
Two-step verification can be set up using an email address, mobile number, or an authenticator app.
So, the next time a user signs in to their new device or from a different location, a security code is pushed to their phone which needs to be entered during sign-in.
Users receive a security code every time they attempt signing in on a device that is not trusted.
Setting up a two-step authentication is actually quite easy and only takes a few minutes.
How to Enable 2FA on Xbox
Follow these simple steps to enable 2FA on Xbox Live