Users who haven't enabled it, or can't, can still trade, but they'll have to wait up to 3 days for the trade to go through. What's new in this version Added notifications. If you didn't write down that code, then you'll have to wait until support reads your ticket and unlocks it manually which has happened at least once, there was a post about it a while ago. There's a whole detailed post on what's happening and why it's happening over on the Steam blog which you'll find linked below. You might want to read some of the help articles to better understand the site. After transferring the authenticator, any new trades or market listings will be held for a couple of days to protect your items in case your authenticator is ever transferred by a malicious person. If the above still doesn't work, you may be able to fix the problem by deleting all of your Steam program files.
Together, they cited information from. Haven't heard back from them since. If you're not receiving your verification email, there could be a few different causes. You may use the same phone number on multiple accounts. Now, if you want to be 100% sure you're not going to be locked out again, you can use the Steam Authenticator app to switch over to e-mail authentication, then switch it over to codes again, making sure to save the recovery code somewhere safe, and then printing out an emergency set of 1-time use codes again, making sure to save them somewhere safe. The rest of the page has questions that prompt you to choose an answer from a drop-down menu: Language, Your Email Address, Product, Category, Additional Information, and Operating System. You accept your own the responsibility to make backups.
Don't take a screen shot of them. Please click Finish to complete the process. The advice you are implying is don't trust two-step authentication. Check your browser settings to ensure that cookies are allowed. Two days ago I accidentally uninstalled my Steam app on my Android phone. Usage of this program is proceeded only by yourself and at your own risks. First, you need to realize that just because you've enabled better protection for your account, this does not give you super powers.
Why isn't my phone number working? Troubleshooting If you're having trouble logging in with the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, please use our help site to recover your account. If you delete the mobile app from your phone, you'll need to reset your authenticator using. The Steam support team should respond to your ticket via email in the next couple of business days. Added confirmation count to lockscreen and app tile Fixes for people using family view Extra translations and the ability to select a different language than your primary device language Be careful to write down your revocation code when linking to your account as removing the authenticator without it is impossible. This will not affect any of your game files. Choose an answer from each menu that most applies to you. It's a good idea to print these codes instead of saving them on your computer.
I'm not worried about other people using the codes, they are pretty well useless without the 1st factor username and password , but are those codes backed up somewhere? Where is my mobile authenticator code? How do I setup a Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator? Perhaps you used a different email address? I create ticket to steam support. When I reinstalled it asked for the Steam Guard code that was on my app, which I didn't have. The Steam client's settings dialog will appear like this:. Which should I choose for step three? How do I enable Steam Guard via email? Valve also strongly recommends that you add a phone number to your account, which makes recovering your account quite a bit easier, should you lose access. Note that doing this will prevent you from trading or using the Community Market for 15 days. This information should be available to you in previous emails from Steam. I am unable to log into my Steam account as I do not have access to my email account for the Steam Guard verification process.
This article has also been viewed 284,487 times. From: If you cannot access the Steam client to follow these steps, then you will need to and explain your issue. Steam Guard is aimed to protect the value that is yours, not limit your access to your stuff. I'm not receiving a verification email. Then explain the messages you are getting and things you cannot do in the large question box. There is currently no way to back up these codes, unlike Google Authenticator on Android, which has a convoluted but possible backup process.
Can I apply them to a new phone? Can I still use the mobile authenticator? The Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator is a feature of the Steam Mobile App that provides an additional level of security to your Steam account. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Even many of the undeveloped countries rely on mobile phones now, if they own some form of telecommunication device. Do not close the Steam dialogue box while you retrieve the email. Your reply made me try the recovery procedure I had not tried as I thought the implication of needing a Recovery Code was that without it you were stuck , and I had a text sent to my phone and all was well! No, Steam Guard will not limit your ability to access your Steam account through partner sites that enable a sign in via your Steam account credentials. This is an extra condition but highly recommended.
The app will provide codes for all accounts regardless of which account is currently logged in to the app. Disabling such programs will prevent this issue from occurring when logging into Steam via your web browser. Don't worry if the code on your phone turns red and changes, you still have a little bit of time left to enter the old code. The point of using two step authentication is to rely on the provider's system. How do I log in using the authenticator? Log out completely and then log back in.