How to Log In

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Logging in is the process of access an online service or electronic device using a unique identifier and a password. This wikiHow article teaches you how to log into any website or service via your computer or smartphone. Know what logging...
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Logging in is the process of access an online service or electronic device using a unique identifier and a password. This wikiHow article teaches you how to log into any website or service via your computer or smartphone.

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Understanding Logging in Basics

  1. Step 1 Know what logging in is.
    Logging is the process of identifying a user that attempt to access a service, information, or electronic device, such as a computer or mobile phone. This process is used to ensure that only those who are authorized may access the service, information, or device.
  2. Step 3 Understand what a Username is.
    A username is the public identity of the user who is trying to access information, an online service, or an electronic device. It usually comes in the form of an email address, though some sites may use a phone number, or some other form of identification (e.g., an ID number). Some websites and services allow users to choose their own unique username. Each username for a particular service is unique. No two users are allowed to have the same username. The username is often viewed publicly by other users, as well as the service provider. Therefore, usernames are not generally expected to be kept private.
  3. Step 4 Understand what a password is.
    Passwords are used to ensure that the person logging in with a specific username is indeed the rightful user. Passwords are chosen by the user when they sign up for a service account, or when setting up a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Users are expected to keep their passwords private and not tell anyone else what their password is.
    • Some passwords are stronger than others. A strong password should not be easy to guess. It should be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of uppercase, and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Avoid using words in your passwords. If you must use a word, consider using alternate spellings, or replacing certain letters with numbers or characters that look like letters (i.e. "0" instead of "O", "@" instead of "a", "!" instead of "i", or "&" instead of "G").
    • Avoid using the same password for all of your service accounts. This prevents hackers from gaining access to all of your accounts if they are able to crack one of your passwords.
    • You should change your passwords frequently. Especially if you suspect someone has gained access to any of your accounts.
    • Some newer smartphones, tablets, and computers now come with fingerprint and/or cameras that can scan your face or retinas. These allow you to log in using your fingerprint or face recognition to log in.
  4. Step 6 Understand what two-factor authentication is.
    In addition to usernames and passwords, many services allow you to use two-factor authentication when logging in. This adds an additional layer of security by requiring you to confirm that you are logging in using your smartphone. There are a few different ways two-factor authentication works. After logging in with your username and password, you may receive an alert on your smartphone, or a text message containing a verification code. If you receive an alert, you can tap Yes on your smartphone to verify that it is you trying to log in. If you receive a text message, you will need to enter the verification code in the text message to confirm that it is you trying to log in.
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    Enable two-factor authentication on all your digital accounts. That applies to all your personal accounts, business accounts, finances, client information, and productivity apps. Two-factor authentication protects your sensitive data from unauthorized parties and reduces the risk of security breaches.

  5. Step 7 Recover a lost password.
    Passwords can be long and complex. From time to time, you may find you are not able to log in to one of your accounts because you cannot remember your password. Don't panic. Most services have a backup identification method you can use to identify yourself and change your password. Simply click Forgot my password to begin the recovery process. The two main backup identification methods are email identification and a security question.
    • Email Identification: Email identification is the most common form of backup identification. A verification email will be sent to the email address you used to set up your account with. You will need to check your email account to retrieve the email. In most cases, the email will have a verification button or link you click to verify your account. Then you will be able to pick a new password you can use to log in with.
    • Security Question: When signing up for a new account or service, sometimes they will ask you to pick a security question that only you know the answer to (i.e. Your first dog's name, The name of the street you grew up on, etc}. You will need to input the correct answer when signing up for the account. If you need to recover your password, you will be asked this security question. If you answer the question correctly, you will then be directed to pick a new password you can use to log in with.
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Logging into Mobile Apps

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Logging into a Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone

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Logging into Email Services

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Logging into Social Media

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Logging into Other Services

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Logging into an Account on Android

  1. Step 2 Tap the magnifying glass icon.
    It's in the upper-right corner of the settings apps. This displays a search bar.
  2. Step 3 Type Accounts in the search bar.
    This displays Settings related to accounts.
  3. Step 4 Tap Accounts.
    This displays the Accounts menu in Settings.
  4. Step 5 Scroll down and tap + Add Account.
    This allows you to sign in to a new account on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  5. Step 6 Tap the account type you want to sign in to.
    There are many account types you can sign in to. Tap Google to sign in to a Google account. It also gives you the option to sign in to Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, and more.
  6. Step 7 Enter your username.
    In most cases, this will be an email address. It may also be a username that you chose.
  7. Step 8 Enter your password.
    This is the password you use to sign in to your account.
  8. Step 9 Click Log In or Sign In.
    Depending on the service, click the correct button you need to sign in.
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Logging Into Your Apple ID on iPhone or iPad

  1. Step 2 Tap Sign in to your iPhone/iPad.
    It's first option at the top fo the Settings menu.
  2. Step 3 Enter the email address associated with your Apple ID.
    Most Apple ID emails have an "" prefix. Enter your Apple ID email address next to "Apple ID".
    • If you don't yet have an Apple ID, or you forgot it, tap Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it?
  3. Step 4 Tap Next.
    It's in the upper-right corner of the sign-in Window.
  4. Step 5 Enter your password.
    Enter the password associated with your Apple ID account next to "Password".
  5. Step 6 Retrieve the two-factor authentication code.
    The verification code used in two-factor authentication will either be sent to your Mac computer or your text messages. Retrieve the code from your computer or text messages.
  6. Step 7 Enter the verification code.
    After you retrieve the verification code, enter it on your iPhone or iPad.
  7. Step 8 Enter your unlock passcode.
    Enter the passcode you use to unlock your iPhone or iPad.
    • If you are logged into any other iPhones or iPads with your Apple ID, you may be asked to enter the passcode for those devices as well.
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  • If you forget your login information, you may not be able to recover your account. This is especially true if you lose access to the email or phone number you used to create the account.
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  • While it can be tempting to use your Facebook account to log in rather than setting up a new account, it's best to limit the number of places in which Facebook can track your web activity.
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