How to log into Facebook without a confirmation or reset code

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Judit Llordés
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How to log into Facebook without a confirmation or reset code. Wondering how to enter Facebook without a confirmation or reset code? Fortunately, the Facebook Code Generator it's just one of Facebook's many layers of security. We will show you alternative ways to receive a Facebook confirmation code and log back into your account.

Why do you need a Facebook confirmation code?

This happens after enabling Facebook. Without two-factor authentication, you only need your username or email address and password to log into your Facebook account, so you won't need the login code.



By enabling Facebook's two-factor authentication, you've added an extra layer of security. Whenever you try to log into Facebook from a new location or device, Facebook will ask you for a security or confirmation code to complete the login.

Where can you find a Facebook confirmation code

You can get a Facebook login code in three different ways:

  • Facebook can send a confirmation code to a mobile number associated with your account.
  • From an authentication app, such as Duo or Google Authenticator. Additionally, Facebook's mobile app includes a code generator that automatically generates a new security code every 30 or 60 seconds.
  • From a list of Facebook recovery codes that you downloaded as a backup.

In addition to the codes, it is also possible to create a physical 2-factor security key to log into Facebook via USB or NFC.

Since two of the above methods depend on a mobile device, make sure you have at least one other method to log back into Facebook, in case you lose that device.


How to set up Facebook two-factor authentication

To enable two-factor authentication, open Facebook in your browser, click the arrow in the top right to expand the navigation menu and go to Settings> Security and login> Use two-factor authentication .


Click on Modification and on the next screen, click Start . Then select the method you want to use for Facebook two-factor authentication. You can proceed with the text message or the option to authentication of third parts . Make your selection and click NEXT.

We chose the Text Message option and entered the 6-digit Facebook code sent to our mobile number.

Once you've entered your Facebook confirmation code, click end to complete the initial setup. Now you can add an authentication app, save recovery codes and create a security key. You should also assign a phone number that Facebook can use to send you a login code.

If you need to temporarily disable two-factor authentication, click disable on the settings page 2fa from Facebook and you will be able to log in using basic login credentials.

How to access the Facebook code generator

Code Generator is a convenient way to access two-factor authentication codes without a mobile number. The tool will come in handy when you're on the go or don't have mobile reception. Code Generator is available within the Facebook app for iOS and Android. The Windows Store app mimics the Facebook website and does not include the code generator.

To access the Facebook Code Generator from Android or iOS, open the Facebook app , click hamburger icon top right, scroll down, expand the menu Settings and privacy and select Code generator . Here you will see the tool run the new security codes every 30 or 60 seconds.


What to do if you have lost your phone and cannot use the code generator


When you've set your phone as your Facebook account key, losing or breaking it could be a problem. Here's what you can do.

Let Facebook give you a confirmation code

Do you still have access to the mobile phone number defined with two-factor authentication? If so, let Facebook send you a confirmation code. Unfortunately, Facebook can only use that number for two-factor authentication, even if you've set up other phone numbers under your profile.

From the screen asking for your passcode, select Do you need another way to authenticate yourself? at the bottom left, then click Send me an access code and wait for the message with the code to arrive at your set number. You can also allow Facebook to call you.

Use your saved recovery codes

After setting up two-factor authentication, you had the option to save a set of recovery codes as a backup. Maybe you printed the code, took a screenshot, or wrote it down and stored it in a safe place.

If you haven't saved your recovery codes, be sure to do so as soon as you regain access to your account. If you ever lose access to Code Generator again, you can use one of these codes to log into Facebook from a new device or location.

Approve login from an authorized device

Whenever you successfully log into Facebook from a new device, application or browser, Facebook asks you if you want to remember it. You won't need a passcode the next time you want to log into Facebook from that authorized device and location.


Try logging into Facebook from a browser or app you've used before then. Maybe you are still connected to an old laptop, your work computer, or your tablet. When you find a device on which you can still log into Facebook, you should see a notification asking you to approve the new login.


Did none of this work? .

Were you able to log back into Facebook? Remember to save your recovery codes, set up a new authentication app, and update your other recovery options.

You have lost your mobile device

To prevent access to your Facebook account from a lost phone or laptop, in case you have not logged out. If you have registered your phone number, go to Facebook> Settings> Cellular> Lost your phone? and click on the button Disconnect phone .

At this point, it is necessary remove the lost phone number.

If you've lost a device other than your phone or haven't set up your mobile number, here's another way to end a Facebook session.

Go to Facebook (on a recognized device) > Settings> Security and login> Where are you logged in , find the respective session and  Logout . If in doubt, terminate multiple sessions.

Until you get your phone back or you can set up the code generator on a new phone, you can save a group of backup codes as described above. You can also set up another third party app to generate codes.

Conclusions

And in the future, always make sure that at least one device, other than your laptop or phone, has authorized access. It could be a home computer that is unlikely to be lost and secure that you can always have access to. Always let Facebook remember private and safe devices and locations. And frequently review your list of authorized accesses  e remove  obsolete items.

For security, also update your Facebook password.

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