Many of the online services like Twitter, Facebook, Google and Dropbox offer the two step verification to login to your account. The two step verification is a much more secure way of logging in to these accounts as you have to enter not only your usual password and username, but also an extra security code sent to your mobile phone. This way, only the person having access to your mobile phone and knowing the correct password would be able to login to your accounts. If you have a Dropbox account, then you should enable the two step verification in your account to add another layer of security to access your important files and other data stored there.
You can follow these simple steps to enable two-step verification in Dropbox:
- Visit the Dropbox website and sign in to your Dropbox account.
- Click on your name which is displayed on the top-right corner of the Dropbox website and select Settings from the menu that appears.
- Select the Security tab when the Settings page is opened up. Here you would find your account sign-in information. Click on the Enable link shown in front of Two-step verification.
- It would ask your password again for security reasons and then you are shown a choice of using either the text message verification or mobile app verification. If you choose the text message method, then you can enter your mobile phone number.
- In the next screen, you have to choose your country and enter your mobile phone number. As soon as you click on the Next button, it would send a text message containing the verification code to your mobile phone. You have to enter this code back in the Dropbox site to finish the verification process.
- After the verification is complete, two-step verification shall be enabled for your Dropbox account and from now on whenever you try to sign in to your Dropbox account, you will have to enter not only your regular password but also the security code sent to your mobile phone.