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Here’s how you can enable or disable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp for iOS.

WhatsApp recently added two-step verification to its app to increase the security of your account.

When you enable two-step verification for your account, installing WhatsApp on a new device requires you to enter the 6-digit passcode that you created in order to verify your phone number and that you’re the real owner.

Many apps have taken the initiative to provide two-step verification to secure the user’s account. It’s good to see that WhatsApp has also taken this step to add the feature. Here’s how you can use two-step verification on WhatsApp.

How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and go to the Settings tab.

Step 2: Tap on Account.

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Step 3: Choose Two-Step Verification.

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Step 4: Tap on the Enable button.

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Step 5: WhatsApp will ask you to enter a 6 digit passcode. This will be required whenever you install WhatsApp on a new device, so make sure that you don’t forget it.

Note: To help you remember your passcode, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your passcode. There is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.

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Step 6: Enter an email address which you can use to reset your passcode if you forget it. You can skip this step, but it’s very important that you provide an email so that you can reset your passcode when needed, otherwise you’ll be locked out of your account.

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Step 7: Tap on Done to finish setting up two-step verification.

You have now enabled two-step verification as an additional layer of security for your account. If at any point you’d like to change your passcode or email, go back to Settings -> Account -> Two-Step Verification and change it from there.

How to Disable Two-Step Verification for WhatsApp

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and go to the Settings tab.

Step 2: Tap on Account.

Step 3: Choose Two-Step Verification.

Step 4: Tap on the Disable button. Two-step verification will now be turned off for your WhatsApp account.

We recommend that you keep two-step verification enabled for additional security.

If at any point you forget the passcode and did not provide any rescue email address, you won’t be allowed to re-verify your phone number on WhatsApp until seven days have passed from the time you last used the app.

After seven days, you can verify your phone number on WhatsApp without a passcode, but all new messages will be deleted upon verification.

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