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Here is a strange occurrence. My colleague, has a professional account with 2-step verification enabled. She ported her mobile to Google Canada and now, she can not receive text messages and DropBox does not offer the option to call with the 6-digit code to login. She tried her backup codes and they did not work. Also, there was an option to send a notification to her Pixel4 but that never came.
Basically she cannot login to her Professional account. All her credentials are the same (i.e. password, phone number, email) She just can't receive text messages. We couldn't find any other viable contact methods for her to get support so I'm inquiring here on her behalf in this post. Please help!
Hey @isydia, thanks for reaching out.
Sorry to see your colleague has trouble accessing their account.
Does she have a computer linked to her account? If so, she can click on the Dropbox icon in her system tray/menu bar and then click the globe icon.
This should open the web version of her account, so she can disable two step verification, in order to login. Then she can re-enable it, if need be.
Let me know how it goes.
That doesn't work since she logs in to DropBox with Chrome web browser using her email-username and password. She doesn't use the mobile app or desktop software. It's very frustrating since she has access to all her credentials (username/password/email/phone number) listed under her account, she just can't receive text messages anymore and there is no call option or any other venue to use to access her paid account to retrieve her data.
Hi @isydia, could you clarify if she has changed her phone number, since you mentioned she 'ported her mobile to Google Canada'?
Has she tried any of these steps to see if they help?
Thanks for the update, I’d recommend they get in contact with our support team directly to look into this matter in more detail.
They can do this by opening an incognito/private browsing window, while not signed into any account, and accessing this link.
From there they should be able to contact support. Make sure they enter the same email they use to login to Dropbox.
She did go to that link and open a ticket#16563397 and she corresponded with Leah. Long story short, support said that there is nothing they can do if she can't receive text messages. They offered to cancel her subscription so she won't get billed for next month, which makes me wonder if they agree to cancel her account (means they admit she's the owner of the account) then why not remove the 2-step verification so she can login with her username and password to gain access? or call her on the phone number registered with her dropbox account? She needs to download her data which is her legal property and she needs her files for her business. This is just unbelievable and an eye opener for me and others I know on dropbox. Every other platform has a call option instead of text to receive the authentication codes for 2-step-verification like facebook, instagram, google, banks government...etc. at Dropbox you're on your own.
Without access to the email account it isnt possible I'm afraid
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