In this article we will talk about what is the ‘Facebook Code Generator’, and why you need it.
We will also talk about how to turn this feature on/off on Facebook.
And we will offer the best solution for you to bypass this code requirement in the case you lost your phone or other disaster.
What is the Facebook Code Generator?
The Code Generator is a security feature in Facebook, that enables you to protect your account from Hackers and Spammers.
Usually you are the one who turned this feature on. This feature is called two-factor authentication.
When Facebook detects that you are trying to login from a Device or browser they do not recognize, they will ask you to verify yourself with a two step verification process.
Step one in verifying yourself, is the combination of your email/phone number and password.
And step two is the 6 digit code they will send to your mobile device, usually as an SMS.
Why do I need to protect my account with this feature?
This feature will help you create an extra layer of security to your account, this will help you protect your account from unwanted access, from hackers or spammers.
If you want to learn how to use this feature on Facebook, with a step by step guide (including images), please scroll to the bottom of this article, we will show you how to do just that.
What to do to bypass the two factor authentication requirement?
Usually when you are traveling, or something weird happens, you will have a problem accessing your mobile device in order to verify yourself.
Few scenarios which can lead to this problem:
- Your mobile number has changed
- You replaced your old device with a new one
- You lost your mobile device
- Your mobile device was stolen
- Your mobile device is broken
Or any other unpredictable problem that may occur to anyone , any place at any time.
Luckily for you there is an easy and proven solution
To recover your Facebook account and bypass the two-factor authentication code generator (step by step):
- Go to Facebook and try to log in with your email and password
- They will send you a 6 digit code to your mobile device.
- Click on ‘Need another way to authenticate?”
- You will see a pop-up dialogue
- Click on ‘Other Options’ at the bottom
- Click on ‘Submit a request to Facebook’
For step by step instructions (with images) continue on.
Step 1 - go to Facebook.com and try to log in , by using your email address/phone number and a password.
Step 2 - if you see a screen like that, which asks you for two-factor authentication, it means that facebook wants you to verify yourself with a 6 digit code, sent to your mobile phone.
Step 3 - on the bottom of the dialogue, click on ‘Need another way to authenticate?”
Step 4 - you will see a dialogue pop up, click on the bottom on ‘Other options’, and a container will open with a link called ‘Submit’ a request to Facebook’.
Step 5 - after clicking the link you will see a screen called ‘Login approvals code issues’
You will need to enter your details in order to create your request.
- Enter your real name as it shown on your Facebook profile
- Enter your ISP name (Internet service provider)
- Select one option from the dropdown menu, which describes best your situation
- Describe in your own words the issue, give as much details as possible.
Step 6 - before submitting your request, you need one more thing, you need to upload a photo of your ID card. You can try a passport or a driver license, but an ID card is ideal.
Take a picture of your ID card and upload it to your computer, then upload it to the form.
Notice - The name on the ID card must match the name in your profile on Facebook.
Step 7 - submit the form, after submitting the form you will ‘Form submitted successfully’ dialogue.
Now all you need to do is to wait for the Facebook team to contact you via email, this can take a few hours, sometimes a few days.
After you receive an email from the facebook team, they will tell you that they have opened your account, and you have an access to your account again.
And that’s it! . This method is the most reliable, and has been proven itself time and time again.
How to Activate Two Factor Authentication (Code Generator) on Facebook?
Step 1 - go to the Facebook homepage, and click the arrow icon on the top right corner of the screen, this will open the main dialogue.
Then click on ‘Settings & Privacy’.
Step 2 - On the next screen, click ‘Settings’
Step 3 - On the left menu, under ‘Settings’, select ‘Security and Login’
Step 4 - on the next screen , under ‘Two-factor authentication’, click ‘edit’
Step 5 - choose how you want to authenticate yourself, you have two options:
- Text message sent to your phone (SMS)
- Authentication apps like Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile.
SMS is less secure than the auth app, but it’s easier, so it’s your choice.
Step 6 - enter your mobile phone number, they will send a 6 digit code to confirm it’s yours.
After you have confirmed your mobile phone number, you will see the final dialogue that confirms that you have activated the two-factor authentication successfully.
In this article we have learned, what is the Facebook code generator, and why it’s useful, and how to activate it step by step on your facebook account.
We also learned that this feature can lock you out of your account in unexpected situations, so you need to think carefully if you want to activate it.
If you do activate it and you don’t have access to your phone anymore , the best way to recover your account is to submit a manual form request and wait for the facebook team to open your account manually.