iSumsoft » Resources » Office » Enable 2FA for Outlook Account 

Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Microsoft Outlook Account 

To secure your outlook account safe, the recommended way is to set up two-factor Authentication for Microsoft Account.

Set up Two-factor Authentication for Microsoft Outlook Account

2FA is an advanced security features that make it more difficult for hackers to log in to your Microsoft account. Even though hackers get your password, they still can’t access to your device or account. If you want to sign in with two-factor authentication, you need enable this verification first.

Step 1: Go to the sign-in page(https://account.live.com/proofs/Manage), and then enter your username and password as you usual do. Then choose Set up two-step verification to turn it on.

set-up-two-step-verification

Step 2: It provides three different options for setting up and receiving the authentication code. To choose the device you are using, such as iPhone, click Next.

choose-an-identity-verification-app

Step 3: It’ll be prompted to go to Google Play to download Authenticator app, which Microsoft will generate digital codes used to log on Microsoft account.

install-the-microsoft-account-app-from-google-play-store

Tip: If you choose different option in step 2, it will tip you to download the corresponding verification software.

Step 4: After installing the verification software, follow the information it prompts to complete the account verification, and then click Next until to Finish.

set-up-an-authenticator-app

Step 5: Once you're finished, you'll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page. Review your settings and add backup phone numbers. Click Create a new app password and then use it for verification app.

create-a-new-app-password

After you turn on 2FA with your Microsoft Account, when you sign in to your outlook from an unknow device, it will be unable to connect to your account. Don't worry Microsoft will send you a code and you'll have to enter before letting you in.

2fa-outlook-account-sign-in-code

You can have Microsoft remember your device for 60 days so you don't have to keep entering codes. and , you'll only have to do this once for each device or application.