How do I activate Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator?


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To engage in buying, trading, or selling items on our platform, it is essential to have the Steam Mobile Authenticator enabled for at least 15 days. Enabling the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator not only adds an extra layer of security to your Steam account but also enhances overall account protection.

To activate the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator for your account, kindly follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Install the Steam app on your mobile device.
  2. Launch the Steam app and sign in using your Steam credentials.
  3. Upon signing in, you will be directed to the Steam Guard tab automatically. Click on "Add authenticator" to begin the setup process.
  4. Next, you'll need to provide a phone number and click "Next."
  5. Steam will send a confirmation code via SMS to the phone number you provided. Enter this code into the Steam app and click "Verify code."
  6. Once the code is successfully verified, a recovery code will be generated. The recovery code will start with the letter "R" followed by five numbers. It is crucial to write down this code and store it in a secure location. This recovery code serves as a safeguard to regain access to your Steam account in case your mobile device or authenticator is lost. Source

There you go! You have now successfully activated the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator for your Steam account.

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