Two-factor Authentication, also called "2FA" or "TFA," is another security protocol that adds an extra layer of security to your account. We highly recommend enabling 2FA for your account to to enhance your account’s security.
Don’t know how to use 2FA? No worries! To set up your 2-Factor Authentication for your Coins.ph account, simply follow the steps below:
1. Download and install the Google Authenticator app or Authy.
Head over to the App Store for iOS or the Google Play Store for Android and download Google Authenticator or Authy. It only takes seconds to install!
2. Go to your Coins.ph Account Settings page, and click "Enable."
Log in to your Coins.ph account, and click on your name, mobile number, or your email address on the upper right corner then choose Settings. You may also click this link to go there right now!
Look under Two-Factor Authentication and click the Enable 2FA button.
After clicking, you would have to request for a verification code which will be sent to your mobile number:
You will be redirected to a page with a QR code, similar to this:
3. Open your authenticator app and add an entry.
If using the QR code option on Google Authenticator:
Open the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone and click on the "+" button seen on the lower right part of your screen.
This will bring you to a screen with two options: "Scan barcode," and "Manual entry." Click "Scan barcode," then capture the QR code on the Coins.ph page with your phone camera.
The app will immediately generate a 6-digit verification code for your account. This code changes every 30 seconds (there is a timer on the lower-right side of the codes). Enter this code into the Coins.ph screen, then click "Enable 2FA."
That’s it, you’re done! Now, next time you log in to your Coins.ph account, after you enter your password, you’ll need to input the randomly generated code by your Google Authenticator app or Authy before gaining access. Since the code’s randomly generated, it’d be extremely difficult to guess it.
Got it? Try enabling your 2FA!
Confused? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to help!