You may not be prepared to get logged out of Snapchat, but life happens. Nevertheless, this article will show you how to bypass Snapchat verification code to get back into your account.
The little problem is that if you did not set up a couple of stuff or stored your recovery code safely before being logged out, you may never access the account again without your verification code. Many Snapchat users lose their accounts to this, but you won’t be one of those after this article.
Note the following aspects of Snapchat security:
- Recovery codes
- Two-factor authentication
- Verification codes
These security layers all work together to secure your Snapchat account.
How Snapchat Verification Code Security Works
When you activate two-factor authentication on Snapchat, you will receive recovery code in your phone. This code is important to log into your Snapchat account, so you have to store it somewhere safe. You can save it in a document or write it down for future use.
Now that your two-factor authentication is active, whenever you log into your Snapchat account on a different device, you will receive your verification code. Suppose you just bought a new smartphone. You have to move Snapchat to the new phone, and Snapchat lets you transfer your account between different devices. Unfortunately, without a recovery code, you can’t move your account to a new device, meaning you can’t bypass Snapchat verification. It also means the account is not accessible, at least for now.
As you read down, you will see how you can get back into your account. Before then, let’s see the things you must do to avoid being logged out of your Snapchat account in the future.
Can You Bypass Snapchat Verification Login?
Normally, you can’t bypass Snapchat authentication, except you have a message from Snapchat after entering your phone number in the app or you receive an email from Snapchat. But if none of these alternatives are available for you, and you do not know your password, the account may be gone.
How to Bypass Snapchat Verification Code
Before you read down, note that you can access your Snapchat account without verification if you are accessing the account from the same device. If you use a different device, then you need your verification code.
Note: You can’t bypass the Snapchat verification code and recovery code. The reason is that if you can’t submit your verification code, you need recovery code to recover the account.
Below are the ways regarding how to bypass Snapchat verification code:
Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is a Snapchat feature that prevents people from logging into your account from other devices without verification. If you try to log into your Snapchat account on a different device, since your old phone is still linked to your account, Snapchat will request you to enter your verification code. The verification code could be sent to your phone via SMS.
Let’s see how you can verify your 2-factor security on Snapchat:
- Launch your Snapchat application.
- Go to your profile by clicking your profile picture at the top of the screen.
- Click Settings (a reg gear icon at the top-right of your screen).
- Click Two-Factor Authentication.
- Click Continue and choose where you want Snapchat to send your verification code. You can ac receive your verification via SMS or any two-factor authentication application such as Duo Mobile and Google Authenticator.
You will now be logged in, and so you do not require a recovery code.
Creating Recovery Code
Now, you have your two-factor authenticator. The next step is to generate your recovery code. As mentioned earlier, you must store your recovery code where you will remember. You can save it as a document by sending it as a message to your primary email address or write it down in your notebook. You can open unlimited Gmail addresses for storing your code if necessary.
When you have your Snapchat recovery code, you do not require a phone number to log into the account.
Note: You can’t generate a recovery code for Snapchat if you can’t access the account. You must be logged in.
Below are the steps to generate your recovery code for Snapchat:
- Go to your Snapchat profile by clicking your profile icon at the top of the screen.
- Go to Settings.
- Click Login Verification. You will be prompted to enter your verification code. You can choose to receive it as an SMS or from your two-factor authenticator application.
- Type in your verification code.
- Generate your recovery code and save it.
Again, make sure your recovery code is saved where you can access it easily in the future. Snapchat may not be able to assist you if you lose access to the phone linked to the account.
Recovering Snapchat from a Lost Device
Did you lose your device where your Snapchat account is linked to, or just bought a new device? The problem is that that your old phone is still linked to the account, and Snapchat still recognizes it as your authentic means of logging into your account. You will not also be able to access your account from another device because Snapchat thinks another person is attempting to break into your account in the same way you can hack a Facebook account.
However, if you unlinked your old device, perhaps, before it got stolen, you can log into your Snapchat account without Snapchat verification.
Below are the steps you can follow to unlink your Snapchat account from your old device and transfer access to your new device:
- Open your Snapchat account.
- Go to your Profile by clicking the profile icon at the top of your screen.
- Click Settings.
- Click Login Verification.
- Select Forget Devices. Snapchat will show you a list of devices linked to your account. Now, click the ‘X’ button next to your old device to unlink it.
Note: If you unlink your current device by accident, you can link it again using two-factor authentication.
You can’t recover your Snapchat account without your recovery code. Your email address will not also help, except you sent it to your email inbox as a document.
You can’t exactly bypass the Snapchat verification code if your lost recovery code. If you lost your phone, Snapchat requires you to verify the two-factor authentication. Since you can’t authenticate your account, your recovery code becomes what you need to bypass Snapchat verification. With your Snapchat recovery code, you do not also require a phone number to log into the account. If you used a foreign phone number for creating Snapchat account, you don’t need the exact number to access the account, except you set your Snapchat authentication to SMS on that number.