How to Set Up 2-Step Verification for a Nintendo Account
Instructions on setting up 2-step verification for a Nintendo Account.
- Once 2-step verification is enabled, you will need to sign in using BOTH your password and a code sent to your smart device via the Google Authenticator app.
- 2-step verification adds an additional layer of security that can help prevent unauthorised access to your account.
- This option is not available for child accounts (ages 16 and under) or supervised accounts.
Complete These Steps:
- Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
- Select "Sign-in and security settings", then scroll down to "Two-Step Verification" and click "Edit".
- Click "Enable two-step verification".
- Click "Submit" to have a verification code sent to the email address shown.
- If the email address is incorrect, click "Change" next to the "Email Address" menu setting under "User Information" to change it.
- Enter the verification code from the e-mail, then select "Submit".
- Install the Google Authenticator app on your smart device.
- This is a free app, available through Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS).
- Use the smart device app to scan the QR code displayed on your Nintendo Account screen.
- A 6-digit verification code will appear on your smart device. Enter the verification code into the field under step 3 on the Nintendo Account screen, then select "Submit".
- A list of backup codes will appear. Click "Copy" to copy all the codes, then paste them somewhere safe.
- A backup code will be required for sign-in if you don’t have access to the Google Authenticator app. Make sure to keep these somewhere safe.
- You can use these (one time each) if you do not have access to the Google Authenticator app.
- Click Backup codes saved", then "OK".
- Once set, you can return to the "Two-step verification settings" section to review the backup codes and remove the 2-step restriction.