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Enabling Steam Guard
By Jimo
I will give you step-by-step instructions on how to enable Steam Guard. Steam Guard is a security feature which is designed to put an additional layer between your account and unauthorized parties.
 
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Introduction
This guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to enable Steam Guard.

Steam Guard is a security feature which is designed to put an additional layer between your account and unauthorized parties. The official Steam Support documentation for Steam Guard can be found here.

Features that Require Steam Guard
Certain features on Steam require Steam Guard to be active for 15 days before they can be used. If you disable Steam Guard for any reason you'll be unable to use them. Even if you disable Steam Guard momentarily and re enable it, you'll still have to wait the standard 15 days before you can use these features again.

Each new device or browser authenticated to your Steam account will need to be protected by Steam Guard for at least 15 days before using any features requiring Steam Guard. New devices authenticated within your household and previously authenticated devices and browsers will not be restricted.

Some of these features include:

How Does Steam Guard Work?
With Steam Guard enabled, whenever you login to Steam through the client, browser or phone app, you'll receive a notification requesting a Steam Guard code. The code will only be requested whenever a new device or browser attempts to login.

The notification will appear after you type in your Steam username and password.





The e-mail will be sent from noreply@steampowered.com to your verified contact address on Steam. It will include a code which must be typed into the box before you'll be able to proceed with logging in.

You're also able to set a friendly name for the device or browser you're logging in with. This is a way to distinguish the device or browser, should Steam ask you to verify login attempts in the future.
Enabling Steam Guard
Enabling Steam Guard is simple. First open the Steam Client and click on the Steam button located on the menu at the top left of the client. Once you have the menu open click on Settings.



If you don't have Steam Guard enabled, it means you haven't verified your contact e-mail address with Steam, or you manually disabled it. Verifying your e-mail address will turn Steam Guard on automatically.

From the Settings page click on the Verify Email Address button.



Follow the prompts and click on the link provided by Steam to the e-mail address to finalize the verification process.

Once the address is verified your settings page will look similar to the screenshot below. Notice how it says Steam Guard is not enabled.



The only thing left to is to restart the Steam Client. Once the client is done restarting Steam Guard will be fully enabled. If you return to the Settings page the shield icon will now be green and it will provide you with a date you turned the service on.

If Steam Guard did not turn on after you verified your email and restarted your client, you can click on the Manage Steam Guard Account Security button and check the Protect my account with Steam Guard box from the Steam Settings page. Once you click next Steam Guard will be enabled.



At any point you can go back to the Steam Settings page to Deauthorize access to all devices and browsers which were previously authenticated. To do this click on the Manage Steam Guard Account Security button. From this screen check the box which says Deauthorize all other computers now and then click next.



This will force you to re-enter your Steam Guard code next time you log in. This function is useful if you were visiting a public internet cafe, or using somebody else's computer.
Having Problems?
If you're having problems with Steam Guard or logging into your Steam account, read the official FAQ and then contact Steam Support. Nobody else is able to assist you with these types of account related issues.

Click here to contact Steam Support.

Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[www.Jimo.co.uk].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.


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102 Comments
Zero Jimmy Jul 29 @ 8:45am 
Plz don't use that SHIT!
thanks :)
be smart
don't add private profile
don't trade with bots or private profiles
DONT CLICK IN LINKS!
Jurma_995 (s2u) Jul 26 @ 12:44pm 
Sorry sorry I had to wait another day!
Jimo  [author] Jul 26 @ 12:27pm 
Get in touch with Steam Support.
Jurma_995 (s2u) Jul 24 @ 7:57pm 
I'm confused I waited the 15 days and passed the time and I still cant trade n stuff author please reply back to me.
Nymphonomicon Jun 16 @ 4:55pm 
Your Steam Guard is bad and you should feel bad!
Jarminx Jun 14 @ 9:04pm 
15 days???? Really???? Because I reset my cookies and logged in to >MY< account on >MY< computer you are going to restrict >MY< account?? WTF STEAM!?!?!?!?
Adaopic_CZ Jun 2 @ 12:19pm 
steam guard
Adaopic_CZ Jun 2 @ 12:18pm 
daj se posilat penize přes stem guard :::: Steam guard: Your Steam account will be credited with 65.0€ after completing this trade.Thank you for using Steam guard. (?)
Sgt.Awesomeness May 17 @ 2:34pm 
too bad i cant trade because i reset the password for 15 days
i am wondering why as soon as i setup this account steam guard was not active, and steam forced me to wait the 15 days. if this is a bug please fix it. and also if there was a way could you guys shorten the time of waiting. because i made this account specifically for trading and the sole purpose was something i could not complete