Using 2-step verification, I've recently tried switching from receiving texts to using the mobile authenticator. However, the latter is not working.
I'm getting 'invalid' code when i try to input the code generated. How is this possible?
Is there no other way to use 2-step authenticator without having to resort to texts?
Solved! Go to Solution.
Hi Brooke and Kelly!
Unfortunately, due to our security policies, if you don't remember your password and no longer have access to the email address registered to your Dropbox account, we have no way to help you regain access to that account.
If it's possible, we recommend that you contact your email service provider to regain access to your email account, and then request a new password.
However, you may be able to transfer the files in this account to another account in one of two ways:
If you still have access to a computer with your Dropbox files on it, you can transfer the files to another Dropbox account you've created by unlinking and relinking the Dropbox desktop application to the new account.
To do so, please follow the instructions here:
If you still have access to a smartphone with the Dropbox app on it and access to a computer, you can transfer the files to another Dropbox account by using the remote installation process.
To do this, please go to the mobile app and do the following:
1) Tap on the “Settings” tab.
2) Tap on “Link a Computer”.
3) Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
4) Once you've scanned the QR code, you'll be automatically logged in to your Dropbox account. The desktop application will start to download to your computer and sync all files on your Dropbox to that computer.
From here you can follow the instructions outlined above in Method A to merge your files with your new account.
Please make sure that you're not using a public computer to carry out this process, as doing so will download your files to the computer.
I hope this helps!
Is the timezone on your account and phone correct?
And no, its texts or mobile authenticator I'm afraid
- - - -
Did this post help you? If so please mark it for some Kudos below.
Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.
Did this post not resolve your issue? If so please give us some more information so we can try and help - please remember we cannot see over your shoulder so be as descriptive as possible!
I am having the same issue and it drives me nuts.
I have multiple times deleted the authenticator app and installed it and scanned the barcode and it still fails when asked to enter the number shown.
Login failed: Invalid security code
It works on every other account, except Dropbox. It used to work on my first phone, but I never got it to work when I switched to iphone 6.
The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.Sound good? Let's get started.