If you’re worried that someone may have logged into your Facebook account without your permission, it helps to know how to check your earlier login history. Facebook lets you see when and from which devices someone got into your account. This piece is for you if you want to find out if someone logged into your Facebook account using your old phone or if someone else is using your account without your permission.
How to Check Facebook Login History on a PC?
First, let’s look at how to see your past Facebook logins on a desktop computer.
Start by getting into your Facebook account with your email address or phone number and password. If you set up two-factor authentication (2FA), you may need to get a security code unless you are using a known device.
Then, do these things:
- Click on the small button that drops down from the top right of the screen. It’s shown by an icon that looks a bit like an arrow pointing down.
- Select “Settings and Privacy.”
- Click on “Settings.”
- You’ll see a menu on the left side of your computer. Click “Security and Login.”
- You will see an area called “Where You’re Logged In.” Click “See More” to see all of the times you’ve logged in.
The following information will be shown in your login history:
- The type of Android phone or iPhone that was used to sign in.
- The login browser (Chrome, the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, etc.)
- Based on the IP address, the place where the entry took place.
- The exact date that device logged into your Facebook account
Instead of a date, it will say “Active Now” in green letters for the gadget you are using right now. If the last time the user logged in was just a few minutes ago, Facebook might say something like “8 hours ago.”
Some information, like the browser used to log in, may not always be visible. Also, it’s important to remember that location information isn’t always correct.
Facebook will generally tell you where you are, which can be different depending on where you are in the city. You might sometimes get a nearby town or area instead of the real place where the login happened.
How to Check Facebook Login History on Mobile?
From the Facebook app on your phone, you can look at your login data in a similar but slightly different way. Start by using your email address and password to log in to the app.
Once you’re in, do these things:
- Click on the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other) in the top right area.
- Scroll down and click “Settings & Privacy.”
- Then you should click “Settings.”
- Click “Password and Security,” which should be the second choice from the top (under “Account”).
- You’ll see an area called “Where You’re Logged In.” Click “See All” to see a list of all the devices you are logged in to.
Start by looking at the last time you logged in and making sure it was you. Details like the location, type of device, and date can be used to prove that. If you don’t know what kind of Android phone you have, you can usually find out by going to “About Phone” in your phone’s settings.
Keep in mind that Facebook uses your IP address to figure out where you are when you log in, so using a VPN will hide where you really are. So, if you use a VPN and you see a login from a strange place, check your VPN app to see which server you are connected to. Next, look at logins from a long time ago. Even if someone is not currently logged in, if they know your password, they may be able to log in again.
If you see someone else logging in without your permission, click the three dots next to the login information. You can do one of two things.
The first thing to do is just log out. This is the choice to choose if you logged in on an old or shared device. But if you think someone figured out your password and logged into your account, click “Not You?” on a PC or “Secure Account” on the mobile app.
Then, Facebook will walk you through some steps to protect your account, like making a new password and setting up two-factor authentication (2FA).
Set Up Two-Factor Authentication
The best way to keep your account safe is to use two-factor security. So, even if your password is leaked or someone uses a bot to try out many different passwords, they won’t be able to get into your account without the 2FA code.
Facebook gives you three choices: a text message, an app, or a protection key. Email 2-factor authentication isn’t very safe.
For example, if you use your email address for two-factor authentication, someone can get into your Facebook account if they figure out your email password or use a shared computer to access your email account.
Check Your Security Settings
Under “Security and Login” or “Password and Security,” you should see a part called “Check Your Important Security Settings.” It should be at the top of the screen.
If you click on it, Facebook will walk you through your important security settings. You’ll see a Security Checkup that tells you if your password is strong enough, if two-factor authentication is on, and if login alerts are turned on.
Most illegal logins can be stopped if you keep 2FA and login alerts turned on. If someone does log in, you can take action right away by going to your login records, logging out of the device that didn’t belong to you, and setting a new password.
Check your Facebook Login History to find out if someone logged into your account without your permission. On a PC, click “Settings and Privacy” and select “Security and Login”. On a mobile device, click “Security and Login” and select “Active Now”. Location information may not always be visible. Log out of an unauthorized device by clicking the three dots next to the login information and logging out of the device.
Facebook will walk you through steps to protect your account, such as setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) and checking your security settings. If someone does log in, you can take action right away.
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