Dropbox gets two-factor authentication via mobile app

Dropbox two-factor authentication now available via WiFi connectivity only
Dropbox two-factor authentication via mobile app notifications
When in need to access an account while located in an area where no cell signal is available, but WiFi is at hand, Dropbox users can now take advantage of the mobile app to verify their identity.
Codrut Nistor,

Sometimes, one might need quick access to the Dropbox files while in an area where there is no cell signal to get the text for two-step verification, and the emergency backup codes are nowhere to be found as well. For this kind of situations, Dropbox has just introduced the ability to use mobile prompts or notifications to verify the identity of a user.

According to the official blog post about this new feature, once the notification is sent to the Dropbox app on the phone, the user simply needs to tap a button to complete the process instead of entering the text from the traditional text message that needs to be received, thus requiring cell signal. 

To access the mobile prompts for two-step verification, the user needs to click the "Having trouble getting a code?" link after entering the email and password on This new feature is available on iOS and Android and does not replace any of the existing security measures available for Dropbox users, such as the security checkup tool that was introduced back in June.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-12 (Update: 2017-08-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.