The WhatsApp lock code can be removed in case of forgetfulness to regain access to your conversations. If you have forgotten your password, the application allows you to disable the six-digit PIN using the email registered in the two-step verification setup.
The two-factor security system, which has been in the messenger since February 2017, is used to protect user messages with a code whenever the app is reinstalled. The measure prevents, for example, a cloned phone number clearing the way for intruders. See, in the tutorial below, how to recover WhatsApp on your phone. The steps were reproduced on a Galaxy S8 running Android 8 Oreo.
See how to recover WhatsApp without the lock code Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
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Step 1. When prompted to request the code, tap Forgot PIN? and select the Send email option. WhatsApp will send a verification reset message to the registered email address. The screen does not inform the email, so you should know which one you informed in the initial settings of the app.
Send a reset link to your email Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. If there is a registered email, WhatsApp reports a successful message. Tap Ok and access your email to check if the message was received. She has the subject WhatsApp Two-Step Verification Reset. Touch the link that accompanies the message.
Access the link sent by email by WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. You will be taken to a website that allows you to disable the code request. Touch Confirm to grant access to WhatsApp. Immediately, the application releases access only by checking the number via SMS and allows you to recover your backup.
Deactivate the code request to return to using WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Finally, re-enable 2-step verification in the application with an easy-to-remember code.
Create a new WhatsApp lock code Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
If you have not registered a password recovery email or no longer have access to it, you must wait seven days from the date the incorrect PIN was first entered. After this period, it is possible to use WhatsApp only with SMS verification, without having to enter the unlock code. However, all messages and content sent by WhatsApp to your number during that time will be deleted without possibility of recovery.
Be careful not to extrapolate 30 days from the date of typing the incorrect code. After this period, WhatsApp will delete your account and the complete conversation history, with no possibility of restoring backups.
With information: How-To Geek
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