Setting the Authenticator - Mobile Device
Before setting the the Authenticator on your RuneScape account(s) you need to make sure that:
- Your computer or mobile device is secure, virus free and your account has a strong password
- Your email address is secure and you have 2 step verification set up
- If you're setting the authenticator for your Game Center account make sure you set a login email first.
Once you have completed this you will need to get an authenticator app on your mobile device. Here's three of our recommendations.
Setting up the Authenticator
To enable the authenticator on your account:
Head to your Authenticator account settings
Login to your account
Select 'Enable Authenticator'
Download the relevant app for your phone
Open the app and scan the QR code provided on the website
If the QR code doesn’t work please click on ‘Can’t scan the code?’ and follow the details provided.
Enter the 6 digit code generated by your mobile device into the space provided.
Click 'Finish' to finalise the set up process
Received an error code when entering six digit code?
If you receive an error code when trying to enable the authenticator please head to 'My authenticator code is not working'.
Logging Into game
Now that the authenticator is active only people who know the code will be able to access your account.
- Log into game as normal
- You will be asked to enter your authenticator code
- Open your authenticator app on your mobile device
- Enter the six digit code from the app into the box provided
- You now have an option whether you want the device to remain recognised for 30 days. If so tick the box and then ‘Continue’
Remember, if you log into any unrecognised computers you will need to make sure you have your mobile device with you.
Is your Authenticator still active?
A good time to check that the Authenticator is still active is if you update the password to your account.
To check if RuneScape Authenticator is active and protecting your account check Authenticator from your account settings.
In game, access the lobby to see if you can see a tick on the Authenticator button.