Two-Step Verification Troubleshooting

Once you set up and activate your Square account, you’ll be prompted to enable two-step verification to help prevent fraud and unauthorized activity on your account.

Find answers to commonly asked questions about two-step verification below.


I saved my login session for 90 days in the online Dashboard – why am I being asked to use two-step verification on my account?

This feature is device-specific, so you’ll need select to Remember this Device for any Square app on your mobile device (saving your login session for 30 days), in addition to when you log in to your account on your computer.

If you just activated your Square account to begin processing payments, you’ll be prompted to set up two-step verification when logging in.

How do I remove the “Remember this Device” setting from the app on my mobile device?

The best way to do this is to reset your password. If you’re using an Android device, you can go to your device Settings > Apps > Select your Square App > Clear Data. Note that this will log you out of the Square app.

Square Sellers

I can’t access my phone to receive the verification code needed to log in to my account. What do I do?

You can contact us via phone for help.

I have team members that use two-step verification. How do I change a team member’s information?

Visit your online Square Dashboard to update this information. Learn more about managing two-step verification information.

I just enabled two-step verification, but it’s not required to sign into the app – what’s the issue?

It sounds like your app is out of date and you’ll need to update to the newest version in order to use this feature.

When logging in on the Square app, you’ll be prompted to enroll in two-step verification to protect your account from fraud and unauthorized activity.

Can I make two-step verification required for some team members, but optional for others?

Not at this time. Two-step verification will apply to all of your team members when enabled.

Aside from signing in to my Square account, when else would I need to use two-step verification?

As an additional layer of security, anytime you’re updating sensitive account information or performing potentially high-risk actions on your Square account you’ll be asked to complete two-step verification to protect your Square account from unauthorized activity.

Team Members

How do I change the information I use for two-step verification as a team member?

Go to Account & Settings in your online Dashboard. From here you can remove your number and add a new one. Alternatively, you can set up two-step verification by downloading an authenticator app.

I received an email saying I’ll be required to enable two-step verification when I log in to Square, but I don’t have a phone number to register with. How do I enable two-step verification?

You can download and set up an a authenticator app on your phone. If that doesn’t work, have to reach out to the account owner or full access team member to decide the best way to move forward, but once two-step verification is enabled by them, you can’t skip the step to use Square.

I work at two different businesses that use Square and one of them enabled two-step verification, but I already have it set up for the other business. Will I have to set it up again?

No—if you’ve already set it up for one business, it’ll work for both. You will see no difference in how you log in.