How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Google & Gmail

Google was the first to introduce two-step authentication or verification for its users to save them from data hack. The virtual or digital world has its own downside in data theft; your data is crucial for you and therefore, you need to protect your email ids, phone numbers and other important details you save in Google.

After Google’s initiatives, Facebook and Twitter have also introduced two-step verification. This is a secured way to protect your social media accounts. If any user sets up this two-step authentication on Google or any other platform, s/he will receive a unique code on his/her mobile before they sign up for the service. After entering that code, they will be able to access their accounts.

This system doesn’t allow any third-party to access your accounts or data as the code is sent to your registered mobile number and your mobile is with you always. So check this following information and set up two-step verification on your Google accounts.

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Your Google Account

It is very simple to set up two-step authentication on Google. However, if you are in the habit of changing your mobile numbers frequently, you should not set up this verification.

Step #1: Open this link of Google 2-Step Verification.

Click on Get Started button on top right

Step #2: Click on Get Started button on top right.

A screen will appear explaining you about extra layer of security and keeping the bad guys out.

Click on Get Started button again

Step #3: Click on Get Started button again. You may be asked to re-enter your password.

Step #4: Enter the phone number you want to use.

Step #5: You will be asked about how you want to get codes. There will be two radio buttons: Text Message and Phone call. Select any one and click on TRY IT.

Enter the phone number you want to use

Step #6: You will be sent a six-digit verification code on your mobile number for trial.

Step #7: Enter the code you have received on your mobile and click NEXT.

Enter six-digit verification code

Step #8: Finally, you need to click on TURN ON.

Finally, you need to click on TURN ON


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How to turn off two-step verification on your Google account.

Step #1: Open the link of Google 2-Step Verification.

Click on Get Started button on top right

Step #2: Click on Get Started button on top right.

Step #3: Now simply click on TURN OFF button.

simply click on TURN OFF button

Step #4: A pop-up window will appear asking you to turn off two-step verification.

Step #5: Click on TURN OFF.

Click on TURN OFF

That’s done! You will never receive unique verification code on your mobile. However, it is advisable to continue with two-step authentication to protect your data.

Once you set up this verification, share your experience with us on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter.

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