Two-step verification, sometimes known as two-factor authentication or 2FA, is an additional security measure to help protect your account. If you activate two-step verification, you’ll be asked to provide a six-digit code in addition to your password.
For two-step verification to work properly, you’ll need a mobile phone that can either receive text messages or can run a third-party authentication app.
- Sign in to your Grammarly account and click Security in the left-side panel.
- Select Two-Step Verification at the top of the page and click Turn On. You may be asked to verify your account again by entering your password and a 6-digit code sent to your email address.
- Select which second factor you would like to use.
- If you’d like to use a third-party authenticator app:
- Scan the barcode using your preferred third-party authenticator app.
- Click Next.
- Enter the verification code from within your authenticator app.
- Click Verify to activate two-step verification.
- If you’d like to use text messages:
- Enter a valid phone number that can receive text messages.
- Click Send Code.
- Enter the verification code you received via text message.
- Click Turn On to activate two-step verification.
- Click Done.
If you registered using Google, Facebook, or Apple but would like to set up two-step verification for your Grammarly account, you’ll need to set a password first by following these steps.
Important: Please save the backup codes you receive in the next pop-up. If you lose access to your phone or authenticator app, a backup code is the only way you’ll be able to sign in to new devices.
Once you set up two-step verification, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Next time you log in to Grammarly on a new device, you will be asked to complete the additional verification.
Tip: You can skip the verification step on a particular device if you designate it as a trusted device. Don’t worry—anyone attempting to sign in on a different device will still have to enter a code.
If you haven’t received a text message with a code, please check out this article.