Using two-step authentication with Xero for mobile

You can use two-step authentication with Xero for iOS and Xero for Android if you've already set it up in Xero. If you log in with a fingerprint or PIN, you won't need to enter an authentication code.

How it works

  • Use the same authentication app that you used when you set up two-step authentication in Xero.
  • If you log in with your email address and password, you must enter a 6-digit. authentication code. You can't use your backup security questions or save a code for 30 days.
  • If you've failed to log in 5 times, we'll temporarily lock your account. You can try logging in again after 2 hours.
  • Log in to Xero using your web browser to enable or disable two-step authentication.

Xero for iOS

  1. Enter your email and password, then click Log in.
  2. Enter your authentication code or tap Get code from Google Authenticator to open the app and copy the code and paste it into Xero for iOS.

Xero for Android

  1. Enter your email and password, then click Continue.
  2. Enter your authentication code or click Paste code if you have copied the code to your clipboard.