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Device approvals

We want to keep your Robinhood account as safe and secure as possible. Our security team uses a number of industry-standard measures to help protect your Robinhood account.

What are device approvals?

Device approvals are an extra level of security meant to help keep your Robinhood account safe. Any time you update your account information or log in to Robinhood on a new device, we’ll send a notification to each of your mobile devices to verify it’s really you taking the action. You can either approve the notification to complete the action, or deny it to help secure your Robinhood account instantly.

Enabling device approvals

If you haven’t already enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), you’ll automatically start receiving device approval notifications.

If you aren't receiving them, you can set your preferred 2FA method to Device approvals in the app or on the web:

  1. Select Account (person icon) → Menu (3 bars) or Settings (gear)
  2. Select Security and privacy
  3. Select Two-Factor Authentication
  4. Select Device approvals
  5. When prompted, enter the verification code and confirm your settings

Alternatively, check out Two-factor authentication for details on how to enable 2FA to use SMS or an authenticator app.

What to do with an unexpected device approval?

If you receive an unexpected notification on your device and it isn’t you taking the action:

  1. Review the activity and select Deny to block the attempt
  2. After that, immediately change your password
  3. Review devices associated with your account and remove any you no longer use or don’t recognize

Disclosures

Robinhood can’t always guarantee delivery of push notifications. Device approvals are subject to service availability, your Robinhood app and mobile device settings. Notifications are provided for informational purposes only.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the US by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

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Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the U.S. by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

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All investing involves risk and a loss of principal is possible.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the U.S. by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (09908051).

Robinhood does not provide investment advice. Individual investors should make their own decisions.

Commission-free trading of stocks refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood self-directed individual brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and ADRs. Keep in mind, other costs such as regulatory fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood UK’s Fee Schedule to learn more.

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