How to Set up Two Factor Authentication on Instagram App

Today in this guide, we will be having a look at the steps to enable the Two factor Authentication for your Instagram account.
This authentication add's an extra layer of security to your Instagram account.
This usually includes getting a code as text on your phone number, authenticating via fingerprint, etc.
As we know, you just simply have to enter your password in other to get access to your instagram account, but if you enabled the two-factor authentication, you will also have to verify your credentials using another valid mean, apart from the password.

This usually includes getting a code as text on your phone number, authenticating via fingerprint, etc.

Today, we have provided the steps to set up Two Factor Authentication on your Instagram account for Android. Without wasting much time, let’s see how this could be done. Moreover, you can also see how to check the amount of time you spend Per-day on Instagram.

Set up Two Factor Authentication on Instagram App

Instagram has provides two different methods for setting up authentication. The first one is via the text-message while the second one requires you to download an app for the said purpose. So if your phone has low storage space, I will suggest you go for the SMS method. We will be discussing only on the Text Message Authentication. But first, follow the below steps to access the Two Factor Authentication menu of the Instagram application.

Instagram’s Two Factor Authentication Option

1] Open the Instagram application and head over to your Profile.

2] Tap on the hamburger menu, located at the top right hand side and select Settings. This option is located at the bottom of your screen.
Instagram’s Two Factor Authentication Option
3] Now head over to the Security option and choose Two-Factor Authentication.
In the welcome screen, tap Get Started and choose the Security Method.
4] In the welcome screen, tap Get Started and choose the Security Method.
Now, is left for you to choose  the Text Message or the Authentication App option
5] Now, is left for you to choose  the Text Message or the Authentication App option.

We will now be discussing on Text-Message  Factor Authentication methods of Instagram.

How to Enable Instagram Text Message Two factor Authentication 

1] Now, under the Two Factor Authentication menu of your Instagram account, tap on Text Message.

2] Enter your Phone Number and tap on Next. You will now receive a six-digit authentication code as SMS on the mobile number which you provided.
You will now receive a six-digit authentication code as SMS on the mobile number which you provided.
3] Enter it then tap Next and you will be greeted with the success message. Tap "Done" to proceed and move over to the Account Recovery screen.
You will now be provided with five (5) different Recovery Code's
4] You will now be provided with five (5) different Recovery Code's as seen above. If at any time you wish to log in to your account but you are unable to get the six-digit code via SMS, you could use any one of these codes to log into your account.

NOTE: All of these codes are only to be used once. If you exhaust all of them, you can simply request a bunch of new codes via the Get New Codes option.

In Addition
I recommend you to keep these codes in a safer place. Maybe take a screenshot of them u and upload it to the Google Photos. Or type and save it on your phone.

So this is the simple steps to enable Text Message Authentication on Instagram. Now every time you log in to your Instagram account, you will also need to enter the six-digit code that you will receive at that instance. This will be in addition to the password that you will have to enter.

That's it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, feel free to reach us in case of any doubts or queries.

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