Steam Guard is a useful feature that can help make your Steam account more secure. Steam Guard is a two-factor authentication feature that provides a level of security, in addition to your Steam username and password.
With this feature enabled, Steam Guard prompts you to enter a verification code every time you try to log in to Steam. While Steam Guard may seem a bit annoying as you need to log in to Steam every time you log in, it is of great importance to keep your account safe.
No one can steal your account because you are the only one with access to temporary codes created by Steam Guard. Even if they manage to get your password, they cannot log in.
There are two different options in Steam Guard. The first option sends you a code via email every time you try to sign in, and the other creates temporary codes via the Steam mobile app on your phone.
It is naturally safer for Steam to generate temporary code through its mobile app because a malicious person must physically hold your phone in order to log into your account.
Who Should Activate the Steam Guard?
Steam Guard is not absolutely mandatory but adds an extra layer of security to your account. If you have a lot of Steam games or if you have very expensive items in games like DOTA 2, CS: GO, you should use Steam Guard.
How to Activate Steam Guard?
You can easily activate Steam Guard through the Steam app. To turn on the Steam Guard feature, follow the steps below in order.
- First, sign in through the Steam app.
- Then click on the “Steam” button on the menu tab at the top and immediately click on the “Settings” menu.
- Click on the button that says “Manage Steam Guard Account Security” on the window that opens.
- After this process, a page named “Manage Steam Guard” will open on the Steam application. The page that opens contains mobile and email options where you can activate Steam Guard. We recommend the mobile authenticator because your email account is at risk of being hacked. If you choose Mobile, you have to enter your phone number. Steam Guard will be active as a result of this process.
How to Use Steam Guard
If you choose the mobile option while activating Steam Guard, you need to download Steam’s mobile app on your smartphone. After that, every time you try to sign in, you have to enter the temporary code in Steam’s mobile app.
If you selected the e-mail option, you have to enter the temporary code that comes to your e-mail address every time you try to log in.