To help users keep their account more secure, Twitter added login verification a few years back, which is an extra layer of security for your account. When you log into Twitter from a new device, you’ll be asked to to enter a verification code which is sent to the registered phone number. This type of verification ensures that the account is accessed by you and not anyone else.
By enabling login verification, Twitter also provides a backup code in case you lose access to your device or face issues with receiving the verification code on your phone number.
We recommend that all Twitter users enable login verification for their account. Here’s how you can enable two-factor login verification for Twitter on iPhone.
How to Enable Login Verification for Twitter on iPhone
Step 1: Open Twitter.
Step 2: Go to the Me tab.
Step 3: Tap on the gear icon and choose ‘Settings and privacy’.
Step 4: From the settings screen, tap on Account.
Step 5: Tap on Security.
Step 6: Turn on the toggle for Login verification.
Step 7: Twitter will ask for your password for verification. Proceed with entering your account password.
Step 8: Enter the phone number which you’d like to associate with your Twitter account. Remember that the login verification codes will be sent to this number. Tap on ‘Send code’ button once done.
Step 9: Enter the verification code which Twitter sent to the phone number via SMS.
Step 10: Login verification has now been enabled for your Twitter account. You may also want to note down the backup code which can be used for verification in case you lose access to your device or face issues with receiving the verification code via SMS.
Now that you have enabled login verification for your Twitter account, you can be sure that any unauthorized access to your Twitter account will require a verification code which is sent to your phone number. Without this code, no one can log into your account.