Did you activate two-factor authentication and have to enter a verification code every time you log into your Snapchat account?
This guide will tell you how to bypass the verification code using the following methods:
- Disable Two-Factor Authentication
- Use your Recovery Code to gain access to your device
- Forget your linked device
Remember that if you don’t have your Recover Code, you can’t regain access to your account unless you manage to find your old device and get the verification code.
Keep reading to learn more about bypassing the verification code on Snapchat!
Disable Two-Factor Authentication
The simplest method of bypassing the verification code on Snapchat is disabling Two-Factor Authentication. But this requires you to have access to your account.
If you don’t have access to your account, move to other solutions on this list.
If you can access your Snapchat account, then follow the steps below to disable Two-Factor Authentication:
1. Tap on your profile picture
First, you should open your Snapchat app, log in, and go to your profile page by tapping your profile picture in the top left corner.
Continue with the guide once you do that.
2. Tap on the Gear icon
Once you open your profile page, tap on the Gear icon in the top right corner. This will take you to your profile settings, where you can disable Two-Factor Authentication.
3. Select Two-Factor Authentication
After you open your settings, look for the “Two Factor Authentication” option and open it. It should be at the top of the options list, so you’ll find it easily.
4. Select “SMS Verification“
In the Two-Factor Authentication menu, uncheck the “SMS Verification” option. This way, you’ll no longer be forced to enter a verification code to access your account.
But what if you don’t have access to your Snapchat account? If that’s the case, use the solutions below!
Use Your Recovery Code to Access Your Account
When you first activate Two Factor Authentication, you’ll have the option of getting a Recovery Code that you can use to access your account if you lose your current device.
That Recovery Code can help you bypass the Verification Code sent on your phone.
When you activate 2FA, Snapchat will ask you to create a Recovery Code (option). Tap on “Generate” to create the code.
Once you get the Recovery Code, save it somewhere. Without it, you won’t be able to access your account if you lose your current device or change your phone number.
Go here to see how you can use your Recovery Code to log in to your Snapchat account. Snapchat is very clear that they don’t offer support if you lose the Recovery Code.
In other words, this means you can’t access your Snapchat account without your 2FA and Recovery Code.
Forget Your Linked Device
Another solution for bypassing your Verification Code is to forget your currently linked device. This will stop Snapchat from asking you for a Verification Code on that device.
Here’s how you can forget your linked device:
1. Tap on your profile picture
The first step is tapping your profile picture in the top left corner. This will open your profile page, and you must forget your linked device.
2. Select the Gear icon
After you open your profile page, tap the Gear icon in the top right corner. This will open the Snapchat profile settings.
3. Go to “Saved Login Info“
Once you’re in the profile settings, scroll down until you see the “Saved Login Info“. It’s at the very bottom of the page, so scroll away!
Once you find it, tap on it.
4. Select a device to forget
On the “Saved Login Info” page, you should find a list of all the devices linked to your Snapchat account. Select the one you want to unlink and proceed to the next step!
5. Confirm by tapping “Yes“
Snapchat will ask you to confirm your decision, so tap “Yes” when you get the prompt. This will delete the saved login information from your device.
This is useful when your device is stolen, and you don’t want the thief to access your Snapchat account.
Having to enter the verification code every time you log in to your Snapchat account is a hassle, and changing your phone number only to notice that you can’t access your Snapchat account is a bummer.
Fortunately, you can bypass the verification code with the solutions I described above. Use the Recovery Code to access your Snapchat account and disable Two Factor Authentication.
Then, you’re free to use your account like it was meant to be used – without 2FA. If you have further questions about this, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!