WhatsApp is the most used mobile application in the world. This is a very useful service, but one that can lead to problems and misunderstandings if you don't protect your account properly. We explain how to access WhatsApp if you have forgotten your PIN and how to change the PIN for the application's two-step verification.
Two-step verification is something that many applications have used for years. WhatsApp is no exception and has been promoting this functionality for a long time. This two-step verification system is based on a PIN code , which the application will ask you when verifying the phone number, when you start using a new smartphone, or do a factory reset on yours.
How to access WhatsApp if you have forgotten your PIN
You may have WhatsApp two-step verification activated for months or years, and you may have forgotten the PIN that you set at the time . Don't worry, we explain how to regain access to your account when you change your smartphone.
You must bear in mind that in reality you will not be able to recover your PIN if you forget it, but you can make WhatsApp send you an email to regain access to your account . If you have forgotten your PIN, all you have to do is click on Forgot your PIN? to regain access to the application.
When you do this, the application will send you an email so that you can deactivate the two-step verification and with that you can use the application again. After that, you will only have to reactivate the verification in two steps to return to enjoy maximum security within WhatsApp.
How to turn 2-Step Verification back on
You will have to set the new PIN code for two-step verification manually , so you can choose the one you want and it is easier for you to remember. To activate the verification in two steps you just have to go to "Settings", "Account" and "Verification in two steps".
After that, you will be asked to enter a PIN and an email to recover it if you forget it . It is very important that you put an email that no one else has access to, in this way the security of your account will not be compromised if you forget the PIN. It's that simple to activate WhatsApp's two-step verification.