If you are looking to add an extra layer of security to your Evernote account, then this article on how to set up two-factor authentication on Evernote is going to be very helpful for you.
Although Evernote is a secure application, however taking steps to safeguard your documents is not a bad idea at all!
So what is Two-factor authentication? Well, it is also known as two-step verification or 2F authentication. It adds an extra layer of security and protection to the login process by asking you to input a verification code from your mobile phone in addition to your usual username and password of Evernote.
To access your Evernote account with two-step verification once you have enabled it, you’ll need your password and either of two – 1) a code of verification (via text message or an authenticator app) and 2) a backup code.
It is important to note that you’ll lose access to your account if you are unable to submit a verification code or backup code while logging to your account.
Now let’s come to the main topic of how to enable 2F authentication on your Evernote application.
How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Evernote
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Log in to your Evernote account (https://www.evernote.com)
Step 2: Click on your profile icon and then select “Account info…” and then go to “Security Summary“.
Step 3: Click on “Security Summary” and you see “Two-Step Verification“. Next to Two-Step Verification, click the “Enable” link.
Step 4: A pop-up will appear, read it, and then click “Continue“.
Step 5: Another pop-up will appear about important things to remembers regarding 2F authentication. Read it and click “Continue” again.
Step 6: In the next pop-up you will be asked to verify your email address. Click on “Send Verification Email“. Evernote will now send you a confirmation email to make sure you want to enable two-factor authentication in your account.
Step 7: Now you need to enter the verification code that you have received in your email account. Once entered this confirmation code, click “Continue“.
Step 8: Enter your phone number to get an initial authentication code from Evernote. When you have entered your mobile phone number, click on “Continue“.
Step 9: To proceed further, you need to check your SMS/text messages and input the verification code in the below screen and then click “Continue“.
Step 10: You can enter a backup phone number (in case your device is misplaced) or skip to the next step. You can also choose your mobile operating system and follow the on-screen directions to complete the setup. You can also download the Google Authenticator app, which will save all of your two-factor authentication codes. When you need to log in, go to Google Authenticator app and look for a new code, which you’ll type into Evernote when prompted. In case you don’t want this app, then click “Continue“.
Step 11: You will see your backup codes on the screen. You are requested to keep them in a secure and safe place. These codes will help you to log into Evernote if your smartphone is lost or stolen. Now finally press “Continue“.
Step 11: To authenticate, enter one of your backup codes. and then to complete the two-factor authentication process, click “Complete Setup“.
Your Two-Factor authentication has now been set up for Evernote.
In case you want to disable 2F authentication then read further.
How to Disable Two-Factor Authentication in Evernote
- Log in to your Evernote account.
- Click on your profile icon and then select “Account info..” and then select “Security Summary” from the menu, then click “Manage settings” under “Two-step verification is enabled“.
- Click “Disable Two-Step Verification“.
So this is how you disable two-step authentication as well.
I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful and informative. In case you still have any questions or comments, you can ask them in the comments section given below.