How To Use Facebook Login Approvals & Code Generator [Android]

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facebook login approvalsThe other day I showed you how to secure your Facebook account. One very effective way to protect your account is to enable Facebook login approvals. Once enabled, you will need to enter a security code if you want to log into your account from a new device. The code is sent to your primary mobile phone number.

However, you can also use Code Generator on your Android phone or tablet to ‘manually’ generate a code. This articles shows you how it works.

Why Enable Login Approvals?

Login Approvals is an extra security layer that will make it harder for someone to hack your Facebook account. Not only do they need to hack your password, they also need to either get hold of your mobile phone to receive the security code or hack that code to access your account. The code is needed to access Facebook from a device that wasn’t previously authorized.

Moreover, when someone attempts to log into your account from another computer, you will indirectly be notified as a security code is sent to your mobile.

Enabling Login Approvals

You can enable Login Approvals within your Facebook Security Settings. Facebook needs a mobile phone number to be on record for this security feature to work. Update your Mobile Settings with a number you have access to.

After you have successfully enabled Login Approvals, be sure to keep your Mobile Settings up to date, always have an authorized device as a backup to log in and change your settings, and set up an App Password for Facebook apps that are not eligible for Login Approvals.

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Setting Up Code Generator

Before you can proceed with setting up Code Generator, you need to install the Facebook for Android app.

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Once you installed the app, you can launch it to activate Code Generator. Note that you will need a security code to log into Facebook for Android. After logging in with your password, a code will be sent to your mobile. You are then asked to log in again, using the code instead of your password.

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For current instructions from Facebook, log into your Facebook account on your computer, go to Login Approvals, click Set up Code Generator, and click the Next button in the window that pops up. Either way, it’s super simple.

In the Android app, click the settings button in the top left, scroll down and click Account, then click Code Generator, and select Add App. When you subsequently open the app, you need to Activate it.

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When you successfully activated Code Generator on your Android device, it will be listed as an option for security code delivery under Security Settings in your Facebook account. This is also where you can remove and hence disable Code Generator.

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The next time you want to access Facebook on a new device and cannot receive a text message, for example because you don’t have a signal or you switched SIM cards, you can use Code Generator instead. Simply open your Facebook app, go to the Settings button in the top left, scroll down to click Code Generator and a current code will be shown.

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If you enjoyed this article, also check out my other articles on Facebook:

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Comments (30)
  • mati

    tere1 what to do with the code generator does not receive the sms code, and I can not get in way over with already looking forward to three days of this code, but it does not come to work? This code is always sent before, and now no longer corresponds to the code generator to get why the system is error ???

  • Mohammad Shamshad Alam

    i needs my code generator. kindly provide me .text me message and send to mail.
    thanks with regards

  • vigneshwar

    Facebook can send only a limited number of text messages . that is not good..

  • brian slaughter

    My wife tried to use my phone to login to facebook on my phone but wont let her no where to put codes tells her to usediffert web browser

  • isha yadav

    i am trying to log in to my Facebook a/c but they are asking for some code and that code is going to my lost phone number which i don’t have now with me, i am trying to set my new phone number but can’t understand from where should i change becoz i can’t open my a/c to reset my new number. plz help me

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