How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication And Secure Your Ring Account?

After hearing about the recent Ring hacks, I have decided to write about how to enable two-factor authentication and secure your ring account.

We live in a digital world where we have tons of gadgets that make our lives more convenient.
Ring is a modern security company that offers many security gadgets such as Ring doorbell, cameras, etc. to add security to your homes. However, just like other gadgets your ring doorbell and other accessories can be compromised if you don’t have enough security on them.
Recently we have seen reports of hackers accessing the people’s ring accessories and hackers had unrestricted access to users’ personal lives.
Luckily, Ring offers the two-factor authentication to ensure that this doesn’t happen with you. Hackers would have a tough time cracking your security with the two-factor Authentication.

In this comprehensive guide, you will learn how to enable two-factor Authentication and secure your ring account. Let’s get started.

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Before we get to the actual process, let us quickly explain the Two Factor Authentication. Two-factor Authentication means that the system will ensure your identity with an additional factor which could be your private PIN or anything which is only known by you.

For example, when you go to your home, you pull out the key and unlock your door lock with it, you are engaging in a one-factor authentication. The door lock doesn’t care if the person holding the key is you or not. In the case of two-factor Authentication, the door lock will ask you to enter the special PIN along with the key to ensure that it is the real you.

The simplest example of two-factor Authentication is when you use the ATM. When you go to the ATM and put the card in it, the machine also asks for the PIN which is the private thing and random person can’t know it.

Now when it comes to the ring account, you can verify your identity through your number by entering the verification code.

How to secure your ring Account?

The first step in securing your ring account will be to change your password. We would recommend you to pick the strong password for your account and also ensure that it doesn’t include your name or personal detail. It must contain random data and use the digits and special characters to make it stronger.

Here’s how you can change your ring account’s password from the website.

  • Go to the official website of Ring and click the “Login” button
  • Enter your login credentials and click “Sign In”
  • Now hover your mouse on your name and select “Account” from the options
  • Navigate to Password section and click “Change”
  • Enter your current password and then enter your new password and confirm it.
  • Now click “Change Password” and that’s it.

Ring also allows the users to change the password form the official app. Here’s how you can change your ring account’s password from the mobile app.

  • Open the Ring official app
  • Tap the three horizontal lines icon on the top-left corner to access the overflow menu
  • In the menu, Navigate to Account and tap it
  • Now navigate the Password section and tap change.
  • Enter your current password and the new password
  • Now tap “Update Password”.

You have successfully changed the password of your ring account. Now the next step is to add the additional layer by enabling the two-factor authentication.

How To Enable Two-factor Authentication On Your Ring Account?

The whole process of enabling two-factor authentication is pretty easy. You can either do it from the official website or the official app.

Here’s how you can enable two-factor Authentication from the official website.

  • Go to the official website of Ring and click the “Login” button
  • Enter your login credentials and click “Sign In”
  • Now hover your mouse on your name and select “Account” from the options.
  • Navigate to my Details section and tap “Update” if the ring account doesn’t have your update number. If it has the updated number then you can proceed to the next step
  • Navigate to the “Extra Security” section and click “Turn on”
  • Now the website will authenticate your identity and you will need to put your email and password and then click “Continue”.
  • In the next step, you will be asked to enter your number and the ring will send the six-digit verification code at your number.
  • Enter the verification code and that’s it. You have successfully enabled the two-factor authentication on your ring account.

If you want to enable two-factor Authentication via ring official app then you will use the following steps.

  • Open the Ring official app on your smartphone
  • Tap the three horizontal lines icon on the top-left corner to access the overflow menu
  • In the menu, Navigate to Account and tap it
  • Navigate to the “Enhanced Security” section and tap the Two-factor Authentication to start the process
  • The app will explain the two-factor authentication and tap “continue” to proceed to the next step
  • You will be asked to confirm your identity and you will need to put your email address and password. Tap “Continue” to proceed
  • In the next window, you will need to verify your number by entering it and then click “Continue”
  • Now enter the six-digit code you received on your number and tap “Continue”.

You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication on your ring account. Now you will need to verify your identity when you access the ring account.

Frequently Asked Questions [ FAQs ]

Does Ring Have 2 Factor Authentication?

Answer: Yes, the Ring app on your phone lets you enable 2 Factor Authentication (2FA). And there are two different methods to enable 2FA using the Ring app.

Why Am I Not Getting My Verification Code From Ring?

Answer: You may have to check for updates for the Ring app. Older versions can’t handle necessary actions instantly. Also, you should change the current 2FA delivery method.

Why Can’t I Verify My Ring Account?

Answer: Your verification process can fail due to entering the wrong password. Also, check your network for poor connectivity as a slower connection hinders the process.

How Do I Access My Ring Account?

Answer: Simply log into the Ring app using your email address and the correct password. But you need to click the account option in the upper right corner while using the desktop version.

Conclusion

That’s how you can enable two-factor authentication and secure your ring account. If you pick the strong password and enable the two-factor authentication then it would be almost impossible for the hacker to hack your ring account and access your private information.

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