How to set-up Two factor authentication(2fa) on Binance

This guide shows you how to set up Two factor Authenticator on the Binance exchange. This step is really important as it adds a second security layer on your Binance trading account.

Guide difficulty
18 %

Binance is one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges in China. Yet it is not located in China so it doesn’t fall under Chinese regulation. It has all of the big trading pairs, as well as trading pairs to USDT. Their website supports multiple languages; English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. A Lot of volume is being traded at Binance. Also their system can handle 1.400.000 orders per second. Binance does not support Fiat currencies (eg USD, EUR). Their support channels respond quickly and are helpful. Binance offers its own cryptocurrency: Binance Coin (BNB). You can use this coin to get 50% discount on trading fees.”

A password is easy to steal from someone with a simple keylogger. Cryptocurrencies are of course worth money so it is important to protect them. Binance offers 2fa or Two factor authenticator. On Binance you have two options:

  • SMS Authenticator (China only)
  • Google Authenticator

SMS authenticator speaks for itself. After you fill in your email and password when logging in you receive a text message(SMS) with a code you have to fill in to fully login. This service is currently only available on Binance for China.


Register on the fastest growing exchange NOW

How to set-up 2fa Two factor authentication with Google authenticator on Binance

    1. If you have an android phone go to the Google Play store or if you are on a mobile device click here. If you have an IOS device go to the Appstore or if you are on a mobile device click here.
    2. Download Google Authenticator and install it on your mobile device.
    3. Login to Binance with your email and password.
    4. Once logged in you should see 2fa on the main screen.binance-2fa-google-authenticator
    5. Click on Google Authenticator
    6. Once you are on this page it is REALLY IMPORTANT to save the 2FA Backup Key.Binance-2-factor-authenticator
    7. Write down this key and save it somewhere safe. Another tip is to printscreen this page and print it and save it in a heatproof vault. This key is important, if your phone crashes or you lose it it saves you a lot of problems if you just save this key. You can add the key to a new device easely.
    8. Once you installed Google Authenticator on your phone open the application.
    9. Press the + button and either scan the QR code or fill in the backup key.
    10. Google Authenticator now shows a 6 digit code that refreshes every 30 seconds.
    11. On the Binance website fill in your password and the google authenticator code that displays on your phone and press submit. (see image at number 6). You have to make sure that you fill in your password in the first box, and your google authenticator code in the second box.
    12. Check your email and click the confirm link.Google-authenticator-confirmation-email
    13. You now activated Google Authenticator on your Binance account.

      Register on the fastest growing exchange NOW

    14. Start trading on Binance: “How to trade on Binance?”
    15. Happy trading!


  1. Reply
    WJ 6 December 2017 at 03:10

    What do you enter in the “Password” box (step 11). Your Binance password? Or google password?
    I keep getting password incorrect and/or binding failed.

    • Reply
      anthony r 13 January 2018 at 04:11

      i figured it out instead of using the numbers pad to input your authenticator number use the numbers above your letters on the keyboard, had the same problem and remembered that they are actually a different code technically… hope this helps!!

    • Reply
      Hung 3 January 2018 at 22:19

      I had the same question, which password, google rom binance

      • Reply
        dvs_one2crypto 3 January 2018 at 23:58

        We do not really understand your question.

    • Reply
      shams 10 December 2017 at 19:12

      i get the same message. have you figured it out. i need some help please

      • Reply
        dvs_one2crypto 10 December 2017 at 23:12

        Hello Shams,

        You have 2 text area’s in the first one the one on top you fill in your Binance password. In the lower text area you fill in the Google Authenticator code with 6 digits. We also updated the post to make it more clear.

        Happy trading

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 6 December 2017 at 08:31

      When setting it up you should be able to fill in 2 boxes, one is your password and one is your 2fa code.

  2. Reply
    Laura 12 December 2017 at 14:59

    Ive done all this and still says binding failed?? Can someone please help

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 12 December 2017 at 15:29

      We suggest changing your password first. then deleting the connected pair on your google authenticator app. Then re-adding the qr code.

      Happy Trading!

      • Reply
        Tara 12 December 2017 at 23:24

        Which password do I need to change? google auth password, the google app password, my google mail password or the biance password?

        • dvs_one2crypto 13 December 2017 at 17:16

          You don’t have a password in Google authenticator. You can change your Binance password first. Then delete the paired binance google authenticator code from your Google authenticator App. Then re-add the the 2fa in your App by scanning the QR code on the binance website.

  3. Reply
    Роман 12 December 2017 at 23:40

    как быть если не сохранил ключ и сменил телефон…

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 13 December 2017 at 17:15

      Затем мы советуем вам связаться с каналом поддержки Binance

  4. Reply
    Lawrence 14 December 2017 at 06:31

    When setting the authenticator up for Binance I did not take note of the Backup Key and recently I got a new phone and have lost the codes from the app. I can not get logged into Binance is there anything I can do to recover a code to get access to my funds?

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 14 December 2017 at 15:38

      Yes, you can contact the Binance support.

  5. Reply
    stereotypi 16 December 2017 at 12:28

    Wenn mit der Anmeldung nicht klappt.
    Altes Passwort (von Binance)löschen und neues erstellen. man benötigt auch nur das passwort kein Usernamen!!!

    Bei mir hat es dann geklappt

  6. Reply
    Jackie 19 December 2017 at 03:24

    really stupid thing, take the space out of between the 2 three digit codes generated by GA did the trick

  7. Reply
    santosh 19 December 2017 at 16:04

    Binance binding is failing with google authenticator even after binance password change. Please help

    • Reply
      anthony r 13 January 2018 at 04:09

      i figured it out instead of using the numbers pad to input your authenticator number use the numbers above your letters on the keyboard, had the same problem and remembered that they are actually a different code technically… hope this helps!!

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 27 December 2017 at 23:46

      We would suggest contacting the Binance Support

  8. Reply
    Bob 24 December 2017 at 18:44

    When asked for the password, are they looking for the Binance password or my Google Acct password or my gmail password? I’ve tried all and still get “binding failed”?

  9. Reply
    abe 31 December 2017 at 15:55

    i had the same problem “binding failed” i changed my password and removed all special characters. (letters & numbers only) and it worked on my 1st try

  10. Reply
    Cliff 4 January 2018 at 18:07

    I registered at Binance today and chose the SMS auth (I live in Norway and did not know that it only worked in China). I received an sms code and logged into my account, and then deposited some bitcoin to my account. I am now trying to log in, but I cannot get past the SMS auth. I do not receive any SMS code, and I cannot figure out what I am suppose to do to fix this. It is extra frustrating as i have already deposited money to the account. Does anyone has any suggestion to who I may contact og what I am suppose to do?

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 4 January 2018 at 23:43

      Weird that you even could activate your SMS should not be possible when you have a different phone number then a Chinese one. We suggest to contact the Binance support they can fix it for sure. All you can do is wait. OR you could consider your funds as a loss and create a new account, wait for the support to fix the issue and then send the BTC from one account to the other account.

  11. Reply
    Alan Hicks 8 January 2018 at 01:51

    Binding failed, binding failed, binding failed…over and over and over. I have done everything correctly for days, that I know to do. I am registered on 4 other exchanges and have never had any 2FA problems with any of them. Why do so many people have trouble with binding falied on your site. It is all over the Internet about 2FA binding failed on Binance. Why?

    • Reply
      anthony r 13 January 2018 at 04:08

      i figured it out instead of using the numbers pad to input your authenticator number use the numbers above your letters on the keyboard, had the same problem and remembered that they are actually a different code technically… hope this helps!!

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 8 January 2018 at 10:14

      Hey Alan, that sucks man.. we don’t know why that many people have issues, we suppose its something withing their system. Contact support! goodlcuk

  12. Reply
    MICHAEL B 9 January 2018 at 05:02

    On step 9, is pressing the + button the same as pressing “begin setup”? May sound like a stupid question but I don’t see a + button.

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 9 January 2018 at 17:14

      Hey Michael, you should be able to see the + icon, check the next picutre under step 9

  13. Reply
    MICHAEL B 9 January 2018 at 20:03

    Ok, so I open GA, press begin setup, select scan code, scan the QR, press the + button, then the 6 digit code appears. Is that correct? Sorry for being naive but I’ve not done this before. Thanks for your help.

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 9 January 2018 at 20:05

      Almost fully correct, if you scan the QR code you don’t have to use the + button anymore. The code will appear into your GA. You have to fill in the code on Binance tho. And make sure you backup the authenticator backup key that the binance website shows you.

  14. Reply
    Cheryl 27 January 2018 at 18:56

    Do I need to enter a google authenticator code every time I log in?

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 27 January 2018 at 19:19


  15. Reply
    Martin 1 February 2018 at 16:24

    Hola. soy de Argentina, y cada vez que voy a iniciar secion en Binance luego de poner mi mail y contraseña me pide mandar sms para ingresar el codigo.
    Mi duda es si estos sms se me van a cobrar a mi? o si son gratis? porque si me los va a cobrar la compañia mobil me gustaría desactivarlo, se puede ingresar de otra manera?
    veo que dicen solo en China con sms, pero yo como digo soy de Argentina y la unica forma que tengo de loguearme es con el codigo que me llega al celular… desde ya, muchas gracias

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 5 March 2018 at 12:08

      Me gustaría iniciar sesión una vez con SMS y luego desactivar esta forma de autenticación y cambiar a Google Authenticator. Esta forma se garantiza de forma gratuita.

  16. Reply
    Carlos 19 February 2018 at 22:44

    No puedo ingresar a binance, ya hice la verificacion de dos pasos sincronize los relojes de la pc y del telefono (Iphone) y aun asi me arroja 2FA Fail al ingresar el codigo de 6 digitos del autenticador

  17. Reply
    Tim-M 11 May 2018 at 07:04

    Hello, recently tarted messing with crypto. I already have GA on my android mobile. I am concerned that in downloading another GA, the connections on the first GA will be lost.????Your thoughts please.

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 11 May 2018 at 12:54

      Hello Tim,

      First of all it is important to save the 2fa backup keys. You can use 2 devices at the same time. So you can setup a backup mobile phone where you add your 2fa codes to. If one device crashes you still got a backup device. Read step 6 of our article!

      Happy Trading

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.