Update: Sprint has updated Sprint.com account password requirements. You may be prompted to reset your password when you login, even if you have reset it within the last 6 months. The new Sprint.com password requirements are:
Sprint.com Login Process
In order to protect our customer's information online, Sprint has implemented some new login procedures for My Sprint accounts. I'm going to post a mini FAQ here that explains what is normal and what might be a problem which we will want to look into. If you're coming to the thread for the first time, please read each question and answer before posting.
I was asked to change my password. Is this normal?
If you have not changed your password or logged in to your account for a long time (typically months), you will be required to change your password. You'll be required to verify that you are an account holder by inputting an SMS code and answering some security questions, after which you should be able to choose a new password. In very rare cases, you may be asked to visit a store with two forms of I.D. in order to reset your password.
I am being asked to change my password every time I log in. Is this normal?
You should only have to change your password one time. If you're asked to change it every time you log in, we need to know about that. Please post here if you would like assistance with this issue and we will contact you.
I am being asked to verify a code sent through SMS l when I access or make changes to my My Sprint account (2 factor authentication). Is this normal?
Customers may be prompted to complete 2 factor authentication through SMS when logging in, viewing the website or performing activities in their My Sprint accounts. This is normal and has been implemented to help prevent fraud.
I used to be be able to receive the verification code by Email. Why can't I do that anymore?
Due to some security concerns, the option to receive the verification code by email has been temporarily disabled. We'll re enable it as soon as we are able to alleviate those concerns.
We apologize for the inconvenience of the 2 factor authentication system. A different method of verification may be released in the future but for now, you may be prompted to verify, sometimes more than once in a session.
Please post in this thread if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
- Repeated password resets: If you're being forced to reset your password every time you login, the web team would like your information to look into the issue.
- Unable to reset password. If you are not receiving the code or email or have another issue which is preventing you from resetting your password, please post here. Exception: if you are asked to visit a store and present I.D., this situation is not a system issue. Though rare, some customers may need to complete this step. You should only have to do this one time.
- You never receive a verification code through SMS or email: If you never get the SMS or email, we will want to verify that we have the correct information on file for you and that you are able to receive the messages we send, If you requested the information via email, please check your spam folder. Sometimes Sprint emails can be routed there by mistake.
In order to help those customers who are having verified issues accessing thier accounts, we ask you respond here only if you are having one of the problems listed above. If you are sharing feedback about the 2 step verification experience, the Community Managers and Moderators may merge those threads and comments with other existing threads on the same topic.
Sprint Family, for the most part, we have resolved the majority of issues that were causing customers to have to reset their passwords every time they logged in to Sprint.com. I am now closing down this thread. If you are being asked to reset your password every time you log in, you can create a new thread here. Please keep in mind, password resets are not the same as the 2 factor authentication process (where you may be asked to retrieve a passcode from a text message). Many activities performed on Sprint.com will require that you go through 2-Factor Authentication as part of our additional fraud prevention practices. This is not a system issue and cannot be disabled.