How to Enable 2FA with SMS (Text)

To set up up 2FA with SMS (text) follow the steps below:

Setting up 2FA with SMS:

  1. Login to your Paxful account on a different device. 
  2.  Hover over your username on the top right of the page and click  Settings_Icon_.png  Settings from the menu.
  3. On the settings menu, click Security_Icon.pngSecurity.
  4. On the security page, under 2FA settings, choose SMS by clicking on the down_arrow_icon.png down arrow
  5. You will then see a menu where you can click Enable 2FA via SMS.
  6. Once you click Enable 2FA via SMS, a menu will appear. 

To ensure that 2FA via SMS is turned on, make sure it says Activated next to Status. Also check the toggle under Apply 2FA and next to Logging in is blue.


Paxful recommends that you also enable 2FA via SMS for Sending cryptocurrency and for Releasing cryptocurrency. This allows for thorough security when logging in and trading.

  1. When all toggles are blue, you’re finished! 2FA via SMS is set up. 



To remove 2FA via SMS, hit the Deactivate_2FA_Button.png button.
To troubleshoot 2FA with SMS visit our help center page.


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