How to get Facebook Recovery Login Codes if you don’t have your Phone
If you enabled two-factor authentication on your Facebook account, then you’ll know that every time you want to log in to the account from an unknown device, a message containing a login code is sent to your phone to make sure that it is actually you. What if your phone is out of reach, though? You won’t be able to access your FB account, because you can’t enter the verification code. Right? Not really, and we’re going to explain why in this article.
Two-factor authentication for improved security
First of all, why would someone enable two-factor authentication for logging into their FB account? We mentioned earlier that this method is used whenever you (or someone else) try to access your account by sending a code to your phone that verifies that it is you who’s trying to log in; so, you might have guessed for which reason TFA is applied.
How does it work? TFA is a security feature that helps protect your Facebook account in addition to your password. So, if you have TFA set up, meaning that you connected your phone number to your FB account, Facebook will ask you to enter a special login code sent to your phone, or to confirm the login attempt if it was made from a different browser or mobile device from usual. Also, you will get alerts whenever someone tries to get into your FB account from an unknown browser\device.
Enable two-factor authentication
This is how to set up two-factor authentication:
go to your “Security and Login Settings” (here)
scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit
then choose the security method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions
There are two security methods:
login codes from a third party authentication app (want to learn more? Go here)
text message (SMS) codes from your mobile phone (learn more here)
You’ll need to have at least one of these set up in order to use two-factor authentication. Once you have added either text message (SMS) codes or a third party authentication app on your account, you can also set up some of the optional methods below:
approving your login attempt from a device Facebook recognizes
using one of your recovery codes (we’ll talk about these in the paragraph below)
tapping your security key on a compatible device (go here to learn more)
What are recovery login codes?
Now, to get to the gist of the article, once you’ve turned on two-factor authentication, you can get ten recovery login codes to use when you’re unable to use your phone.
Here’s how to get your codes:
- login to your Facebook account
go to Settings > “Security and login“
under the Two-factor authentication section, click Use two-factor authentication; you may need to re-enter your password
next to Recovery codes, click Setup then Get codes. If you’ve already set up recovery codes, you can click Show codes
Save the ten codes that appear somewhere, maybe print or write them down. Keep in mind that you’ll only be able to use each code once. If you run out of codes or lose them, don’t worry, you can request new ones by clicking get new codes
How to Manage Pop-Ups in Firefox
While navigating the many sites that compose the World Wide Web, you’ve surely come across pop-up windows a good amount of times. A pop-up is a graphical user interface display area – usually in the form of a small window – that suddenly appears onscreen without your permission. While pop-ups generally don’t cover the entirety of the screen, their presence can still be very annoying, because in many cases they will block your view while you’re on a webpage. Another type of pop-up, the “pop-under“, can even take up the whole screen. Pop-unders, in fact, open underneath the current browser window, and they’re usually screen-sized.
Web browsers such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox tend to automatically block pop-ups that are not generated as a result of the user’s actions, meaning that, if a pop-up appears after you clicked on a link or pressed a key, the browser will not block it.
Now, since most people want to avoid being bombarded with one pop-up window after another every time they visit a site, in this article we’re going to learn how to properly set the pop-up blocker feature on Firefox, our browser of interest for today.
What happens when a pop-up pops up in Firefox
When blocking a pop-up, Firefox will simply display an information bar telling you that a pop-up has just been blocked, as well as an icon in the address bar. The information bar consists of the message “Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window”, with a Preferences button beside it. When you click the button, a menu is displayed with the following choices:
– “Allow/Block pop-ups for this site”
– “Edit Pop-up Blocker Preferences…“
– “Don’t show this message when pop-ups are blocked”
– *show the blocked pop-up*
How to enable the pop-up blocker setting
We mentioned earlier that web browsers usually have the pop-up blocker feature enabled by default, but if for some reason your Firefox browser is not set like that we’re going to guide you through the easy process for enabling the pop-up blocker. Also, know that Firefox allows you to control both pop-ups and pop-unders.
Now, follow the steps below to access the pop-up blocker settings:
– first, in the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences
– then select the Privacy & Security panel:
— under the Permissions section, check the box next to “Block pop-up windows” to enable the pop-up blocker
— if you select the Exceptions… button, a dialog box with a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups will open
— said dialog box offers you the following choices:
— Allow: adds a website to the exceptions list
— Remove Website: removes a website from the exceptions list
— Remove All Websites: removes all of the websites in the exceptions list
With that being said, there’s the fact that blocking pop-ups may interfere with some websites. A certain type of site, such as a banking site, generally tends to use pop-ups for important features: by blocking all pop-ups, those features won’t work properly, or will be disabled altogether.
Source: Support Mozilla