Trusted Devices

What is "Trusted Devices"?

Trusted Devices is a layer of security applied to all Robinhood accounts that requires you to enter an additional verification code when signing in from a new device—such as a new phone or laptop. This code helps ensure it’s really you signing in to your account.

To help protect your account, we automatically secure all Robinhood accounts with Trusted Devices. This layer of protection exists even when Two-Factor Authentication isn’t enabled—though we strongly suggest enabling Two-Factor Authentication for your account.

Any time you sign into Robinhood from a new device, you’ll be prompted to enter a verification code.

There are two ways you may experience this:

If you don’t have Two-Factor Authentication enabled

When you sign into Robinhood from a new device you haven’t used with Robinhood before, you’ll receive a verification code to the phone number listed on your account. After entering the verification code, you’ll be signed in.

Here’s what you will see: Trusted Devices 2FA Not Enabled

If you already have Two-Factor Authentication enabled

When you sign in to your Robinhood account from a new device, you’ll be asked to enter your Two-Factor Authentication code. Depending on the authentication method you chose when you set up your account, you’ll either be sent the code via SMS to the phone number we have on record or it will be generated in your authentication app. After entering the verification code, you’ll be signed in.

Here’s what you will see: Trusted Devices 2FA Enabled

Keep in mind

If you have Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) enabled, you’ll still be prompted to enter your 2FA code every time you log in, even if you’re using a device you’ve used before with Robinhood. If you don’t log out of your Robinhood app on your phone and just close the app, you typically won’t be prompted for your 2FA code when you open it from your home screen.

Trusted Devices

How Trusted Devices helps protect your account

While we strongly recommend enabling Two-Factor Authentication, Trusted Devices help protect all Robinhood accounts with an extra layer of security—even if 2FA isn’t enabled.

Viewing and managing your devices

You can view and manage the devices that have been used to log into your Robinhood account, and remove any you don’t recognize or no longer use. Keep in mind that the locations listed are approximate.

Protect your online accounts

We strongly suggest reviewing and following these account security best practices for all your online accounts—especially for the email associated with your Robinhood account and phone provider.

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