If you have an account with steam, you would know how
important it is to make sure that your log in details stays private as
much as possible especially if you have a good amount of money on your
steam wallet since this can be used to purchase a gift that can be sent
This and some other security reasons are the main purpose of steam to
come up with the new feature Steam Guard. There are times that you
might need to access your steam account using a different computer, and
in this case, Steam wanted to make sure that you are the only one who is
There are two options to have your account verified, one is by
sending you an email with the access code after logging in to your
account or, if you have downloaded the Steam app on your phone, you may
choose to receive it from there, whichever is more convenient for you.
It's important to know that during times when some users try to use generated codes
to load up their steam wallet, an unauthorized person who may have
access to your account may download games on your account and send it as
a gift to someone else. Also, personal information may still
be at risk.
Downloading the Steam app on your mobile phone is free and works well
on both Android devices as well as iOS phones. Aside from the Steam
Guard, you will also be able to access chat within the community and
even trade your items. Downloading games remotely can also be done
through the app while you can still access the list of the newest games
on steam using your phone wherever you are.