Facebook: what the code generator is and how it works

Are you trying to protect your Facebook account from possible theft? Prudence is never enough when it comes to social networks. More and more profiles are stolen and hacked on social platforms. For this reason there are some interesting functions and security systems that allow you to protect your account in just a few steps.

In an old article I explained to you how to activate two-factor authentication on Instagram, one very useful function for those like you who are looking for a quick and above all safe method to protect their account. We then saw how to activate two-step verification on WhatsApp. Even on Facebook it is possible to activate this additional password protection system that helps you protect your profile.

The Facebook platform, in fact, allows you to very easily activate two-factor authentication for the your social profile thus protecting access to your account. If you have decided to set this particular function you will surely know that you will be asked to enter an access code and to confirm the access attempt when this occurs from another unrecognized device.

It may happen that for any reason the SMS with the code useful for authentication does not arrive or due to a lack of network you have problems receiving it. What to do in this case? Don’t worry, there is a remedy for everything. In this guide I’ll tell you about what the Facebook code generator is and how it works.

I’m sure my tips will come in handy when you can’t access your account on Mark Zuckerberg’s well-known social network. Make yourself comfortable and dedicate a few minutes of your free time to reading this guide. If you believe that someone is logging into your account, I also recommend that you change your password. Happy reading!

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What is the Facebook code generator and what is it for

The Generator of codes is a special security feature for the Facebook app used with two-factor authentication . As I told you a few lines above, when you activate two-factor authentication, your smartphone automatically generates a special security code that you can use to verify that you are logged in when this runs from a new device or browser.

You may need to connect to Facebook from another device or buy a new mobile phone and log into your Facebook account. In these cases you will necessarily have to follow the procedure that follows the activation of the protection function I am talking about.

After entering the login details to your account, email and password, you will need to enter the code that the Facebook platform will have sent via SMS to the number you set to verify authentication. If for any reason you do not receive the message with the fateful code to complete the login, the code generator comes to your rescue.

The code generator works on the your mobile device even if you can’t send SMS or don’t have an internet connection, which as I told you could easily happen in conditions where the network falters. Plus, you can use the generator even in case you need to reset the password of your Facebook account.

Warning : The code generator security codes used for two-factor authentication always have six digits and expire after 30 or 60 seconds depending on the mobile device you are using.

How the code generator works on Facebook from Android

If you do not receive the SMS with the special six-digit security code you must act from the Facebook app directly on the device connected to your account and follow these simple instructions:

  • Open the app of Facebook
  • Press on the three horizontal lines at the top
  • Tap on Settings and privacy
  • Touch Code generator
  • The new screen will show a verification code
  • The code in question lasts 60 seconds , elapses I know this time will be changed automatically
  • Well, you did it! All you have to do is enter this verification code when prompted when logging into Facebook on a new device. In this way you will be able to easily and quickly log into your account even in the absence of the SMS.

    How does the code generator on Facebook from iPhone / iPad iOS work

    If you need to receive a “reserve” code to access your Facebook account in the absence of the arrival of the SMS containing the special six-digit security code, here is what you need to do from an iOS mobile device:

    • Open the app of Facebook
    • Tap the button with the three horizontal lines at the bottom right
    • Tap on Settings and privacy
    • Now tap on Code generator
    • The new page will appear a precise verification code that you can use to access your Facebook account
    • The code in question lasts 60 seconds , after this time it will be changed automatically
    • Insert this code when prompted during access to a new device
    • This way you will be able to log in easily and quickly to your account also if you do not receive the SMS


    In this guide I have explained to you what it is, what it is for and how it works code generator on Facebook , a function – in my opinion – very useful. If the SMS with the verification code essential for authentication does not arrive or you do not have enough network to receive it, thanks to the code generator you will easily succeed in your intent.

    Follow the steps I have suggested to receive a new code to enter but remember that every 60 seconds the Facebook platform changes it again. I recommend that you save or write the special access code somewhere.

    I hope that what I have read in this article will be useful to you and that my indications have been clear. Remember that for any doubts or if you need to ask for clarification, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to help you. Good luck and see you next time!

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